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USC Department of Preventive Medicine

USC's home for public health sciences

Earn your Master of Public Health, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy in public health.



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Rated #8 on Reuters Top 100 World's Most Innovative Universities 2019.

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Year-round starts

Begin your studies when the timing is right for you - in the spring, summer or fall. We offer rolling admission for all of our Master's and PhD programs.


In-demand skills

Our new MS in Public Health Data Science trains future statisticians to work in an emerging, in-demand field.


On-campus or online

Our MPH program is available both on-campus and 100% online.


Practical experience

Practice real-world skills during the MPH practicum and capstone courses, or the MS master's thesis project.


Career guidance

The Department of Preventive Medicine has a dedicated career counselor providing services and organizing events specifically for our public health students.


Trojan network

Join the Trojan Family - a network that spans the globe and touches every industry.

Contribute to public health right now, before graduation

Our programs are built for those who want to put new skills into action, and many of our students find themselves making a difference in health and communities as early as their first year of study.


Practicum and capstone courses in the MPH program, and a master's thesis in the MS programs offer the opportunity for hands-on experience in the field.

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Join a family of leaders

USC is one of the world's leading research universities thanks to dedicated faculty, students and staff. Our department ranks second, nationally, in funding from the National Institutes of Health among departments of preventive medicine and public health, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. More than 100 multidisciplinary faculty teach in USC's public health sciences, giving students unparalleled access to one-on-one mentorship and global professional connections.