School of Medicine
University of California Davis
Medical Sciences, 1C (Suite 181)
One Shields Avenue
MPH Program Overview
The mission of the MPH at UC Davis is to produce public health leaders for the future via a curriculum that is firmly based in a partnership with the public health community. This partnership promotes a focus on practicality and includes teaching, student mentorship, field placement, service, direction and research. Participants include the California Department of Public Health, local county health departments, and a variety of non-profit organizations.
The UC Davis MPH program achieves its goals through collaborative efforts within the UC Davis Community which offer students expertise in many content areas including general public health and health disparities, nutrition, agricultural/rural health, women’s health and reproductive health, epidemiologic and biostatistical methodology, chronic disease, health economics, health-care quality, and many others.
MPH Curriculum and Courses
The UC Davis MPH will first educate students in the core content areas of public health. Coursework will cover:
- Health Services Administration
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Environmental Health Sciences
After completing these core areas students will move into the next phase of the MPH, which includes:
- Seminar (current topics in public health)
- Practicum Experience (300 hours in a public health agency)
- Elective Coursework
Due to recent changes in the accreditation requirements, the UC Davis MPH requires the completion of 56 units. While it is possible to achieve this requirement in one year, it is recommended that students work at least one or two quarters into a second year to complete this program.
Minimum requirements for the UC Davis MPH include a baccalaureate degree. Professionals with any of the following: MD, DO, DVM, DPM, PharmD, or DDS may apply, as may anyone with an RN, NP, or PA in addition to a bachelor’s degree.
Applicants must also complete and submit scores from the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) using institution code 4834/Dept. 0616. Tests should be taken by December to ensure that they will be received by the application deadline.
MPH Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and fees for then UC Davis MPH currently stand at $12, 245 annually but this figure is subject to change. Traditional financial aid avenues (FAFSA) may be utilized for the MPH program but there are a number of external funding opportunities as well. These include private foundations, non-profit organizations, and state or federal sources.