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Public Health Department

The Master in Public Health (MPH) degree offered by the Division of Public Health at the University of Utah Asia Campus provides a comprehensive education in the principles of public health and the practical application of these principles to public health practice while stressing the qualities of leadership and teamwork. Our classes are enhanced by such real-world case studies, the opportunity for students to conduct their practicum (internship) at sites worldwide and the option to participate in our structured Learning Abroad program.

While many of our current students have no prior experience in public health, the MPH program is designed to also address the needs of professionals currently working in public health and health-related fields. Graduate education provides an opportunity for advanced training that will directly impact how they address public health issues and will prepare them to take a leadership role in the practice of public health.

Courses are scheduled in 5 week blocks allowing completion of up to 18 credits per semester. The degree can be completed in one or two years. Students have the option to complete the degree fully at the Asia Campus in the Republic of Korea or spend a portion of time at the Salt Lake City, Utah campus in the United States.



Jill Stephenson, Program Manager
Phone: +1-801-581-6385
KakaoTalk ID: jilluu



Why Public Health at the University of Utah?

Our highly ranked University of Utah Master of Public Health (MPH) program has extended its world-class education around the globe to the University of Utah Asia campus (UAC). This campus offers the unique opportunity to complete the degree solely in Korea or split your time between Korea and the U.S.. Students may also have the option to study at our future MPH program in Ghana, West Africa. Our program flexibility allows students to fully engage a global public health education experience. For example, a student can spend their first year in Korea, and second year in the U.S., with summer coursework in Ghana. There is also an option to complete the MPH degree in one year at the Asia Campus.

All courses are taught in English by our University of Utah U.S. campus faculty, allowing students to have the same quality of education in Korea while earning their CEPH-accredited MPH degree. The CEPH accreditation provides immediate recognition from the academic public health community.

  • Flexibility - Students have flexibility to determine the pace at which they would like to complete their degree. You can finish in one year at the UAC, 2 years at the UAC, or two years in combination with the UAC and U.S. campuses.
  • Extended Admissions Deadlines - We also have flexible admissions deadlines; if you have missed the deadline for the U.S. MPH, check out the deadlines for the UAC MPH - you still have time! Same professors, same content, global experience.
  • World-class faculty - The instructors at the UAC are the same instructors who teach on the U.S. campus. Each faculty member visits the UAC for a 5-week block to teach two 3-credit hour courses of the same coursework taught in the U.S. This means that students receive the exact same degree as someone studying at the U.S. campus.
  • University of Utah Division of Public Health Rankings
    • US News - World Report ranked University of Utah, Master in Public Health program in the top 10 among peer programs.
    • Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research: Department of Family and Preventative Medicine ranked #7 in 2016
  • University of Utah Rankings
    • #5 Physician Assistant program
    • #17 Pharmacy school
    • #53 best medical schools for primary care
    • #55 best public universities
    • #87 in the world based on academic and research performance by Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014
    • Nobel Prize Winner Mario R. Capecchi
Last Updated: 9/19/18