Modeled on the highly successful full-time MPH program offered by the School of Public Health since 1996, the Executive Program is designed for working professionals, whether in public health or considering a career change to public health, who wish to accelerate or redirect their career. The program is tailored for individuals who are committed to advancing their careers and acquiring the knowledge and tools to advance to leadership roles in public health. The program is fast-paced, intensive and demanding but builds on each individual's former education, work experience and skills. The Executive MPH degree program is offered at Drexel's Philadelphia campus, as well as the university's Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento.
The MPH Executive Program is designed to enable individuals to acquire their MPH with a convenient class schedule and intensive utilization of the Internet. The class meets one Friday and one Saturday each month. Between class sessions, students utilize web-based technologies to interact with facilitators and other students with whom they may be collaborating in preparation for the next class. The curriculum is modeled on the highly successful full-time program of the school, and offers the student an intensive experience with each of the disciplines of public health.
Like the full-time MPH Program, the Executive Program covers the major disciplines of public health, including Community Health and Prevention, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Management and Policy. It is case-based and built upon the Problem Based Learning (PBL) model in which the student becomes a self-directed learner as well as a collaborator in learning with her/his peers, assisted by the faculty facilitator. The PBL model develops in the student a set of skills designed to effectively address the increasingly dynamic, uncertain world in which we live and work and prepares each individual to be an effective life-long learner.
Students also have the opportunity to attend large group forums at the School of Public Health, including the twice-monthly Drexel-Health Partners Grand Rounds Lecture Series, Resource Sessions, and Workshops. Students in the Executive Program are also encouraged to participate in the School’s Student Government Organization, journal clubs and other social events of the School community.
Executive MPH Program Student Handbook (PDF)
For Further Information
If you would like further information about the Executive MPH program at the Drexel University School of Public Health, or would like to discuss the program in relation to your professional and career interests, please contact:
Director of Enrollment
William. J. Hickey, Ph.D.
Director, Executive MPH Program
If you are interested in the Executive MPH program at the Drexel University Sacramento campus, please contact:
Marcella Gonsalves, MPH
Director, Sacramento Executive MPH Program