Executive MPH Degree
Designed for working professionals, the Executive Masters of Public Health (MPH) Program offers a convenient class schedule in which students can earn their degree in 21 months. Whether working in public health, a related health care setting or seeking a career change, the Executive MPH 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 Executive MPH program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
The Executive MPH curriculum combines both on-campus coursework and online modalities. Classes meet on-campus one Friday and one Saturday per month, and utilize web-based technologies to interact with faculty and students during the weeks when not in class. Classes are taught by full-time School of Public Health faculty with active and diverse research interests as well as adjunct faculty with leadership roles as practicing public health professionals.
Like the full-time MPH Program, the Executive MPH Program covers the major disciplines of public health including Community Health and Prevention, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Health Management and Policy. A significant portion of the curriculum incorporates a Problem Based Learning (PBL) model in which the student becomes a self-directed learner as well as a collaborator in learning with their peers, assisted by the faculty facilitator. The PBL model develops the students' skill sets to design and effectively address the increasingly dynamic and evolving discipline of public health, and prepares each individual to be an effective life-long learner.
Students in the Executive MPH program also have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities at the School of Public Health such as the monthly Grand Rounds Lecture Series, departmental research forums, and career services and development workshops. Students in the Executive MPH 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
Join us at one of our information sessions. The next Executive MPH information session in Philadelphia is on Monday, June 2nd, which is part of the Executive MPH Degree Program Dinner. Register now.
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