Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice

Start: September 2018, Washington, D.C., USA.

The University of Washington Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program prepares you to become a problem solver, leader and advocate in the field of community health.

This degree is offered by the UW School of Public Health, one of the leading public health graduate schools in the country. In the most recent rating by U.S. News and World Report, the school was ranked sixth in the nation.

The COPHP program uses a student-centered learning method called problem-based learning. This approach cultivates the practical skills that public health practitioners need, including the ability to work in teams, identify key public health issues and their causes, recognize and deconstruct problems, and analyze and present information clearly and persuasively.

The practice program is designed for students interested in master’s-level training in applied public health practice. The degree prepares you for a fulfilling career as a leader in the field of community health.

COPHP is a full-time, two-year program. To earn this degree, students must complete a minimum of 63 credits, including the practicum and capstone project. Classes meet weekdays on the UW Seattle campus. It is an intense, immersive program. Students balance classes, work outside of class, fieldwork and sometimes paid employment, which models the type of commitment that public health careers often demand.

COPHP faculty and students are committed to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives. The program recognizes that health inequities are created by institutions and policies that deliver health resources based on socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Our mission is to work collaboratively with communities to address these barriers and improve health and well-being for all.

“This unique program builds on the principles of Paulo Freire, who said, ‘Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.’ COPHP’s success is measured in the extent to which our graduates go out into the world and solve real public health problems.”  – Amy Hagopian, Program Director, Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice

General Information
StartSeptember 2018

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195

Application: Find more information on application deadlines and requirements here.

For more information on the program click here.

Find out about the career possibilities here.

Visit the website of this Master Course.

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