Accelerated MPH

Leadership starts here

The Accelerated MPH is an intensive, one-year program designed for highly motivated professionals seeking to enhance their career with a degree in public health. The curriculum is similar to the innovative curriculum of the two-year Columbia MPH, but completed at a faster, more demanding pace.

The Accelerated MPH is offered within the following Departments: EpidemiologyHealth Policy and ManagementPopulation and Family Health, and Sociomedical Sciences. There is also a General Public Health format available.  

The structure of the one-year degree program includes five carefully timed and integrated components that ensure that learning in one part of the program informs activities and assignments in another:


Most candidates for the Accelerated MPH have one of the following qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree (such as an MD, DDS, PhD, JD, DNSc, EdD, etc.)
  • A nearly completed doctoral degree (within 24 months of completion)
  • A Master’s degree (such as an MS, MA, MBA, MSN) and/or five years of post-undergraduate related work or research experience

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