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  • Two-year online program, one campus visit each year
  • Interdisciplinary program designed for working professionals
  • Career resources put you in touch with employers

The need for public health professionals has never been greater

The World Health Organization reports an estimated shortage of 7.2 million workers in this essential field, with that number expected to grow to 12.5 million by 2035. It is estimated that California alone will account for nearly 250,000 of that scarcity.

Learn more about how UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health can prepare you for rapid career growth while making an enormous difference in your community. The online format lets you take advantage of Berkeley quality while you continue working. Study alongside professionals who share your drive to make global health a part of everyday conversation. And with 98% of our students graduating, you have access to a wealth of networking opportunities and career guidance.

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Global shortage of public health professionals:

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Public Health in the News

  • Mental Health is Public Health

    As Mental Health Month draws to a close, it’s imperative to keep the conversation going about this important topic. It is also important for you—the public health professional—to understand the important connections between mental health and your work. Mental Health By the Numbers 1 in 2 Chance that the average American will have any kind of mental health… ... continue reading Mental Health is Public Health
  • Meet Graduate Matthew Lippi

    Broadening His Horizons, Illuminating a Career Path Matthew Lippi, Class of 2015 Before applying to the On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health (OOMPH), Matthew Lippi didn’t have a clear view of what his professional future could look like. An undergraduate degree in Biology from UC Irvine led him to work as a research assistant and lab… ... continue reading Meet Graduate Matthew Lippi
  • Meet Graduate J.T. Lane

    J.T. Lane came to our program as chief of Louisiana’s public health agency, where he led a large team responsible for improving the health and well-being of the state’s Louisiana’s people. After an eight-plus-year tenure working within that state’s health services—and with master’s degree in hand—Lane moved to Washington, D.C., and is now a principal at Health Management Associates (HMA). This new role is an extension of Lane’s focus to develop and implement innovative solutions to improve community health and increase efficiencies across the health system. ... continue reading Meet Graduate J.T. Lane
  • The Growing Importance of Public Health Nutrition

    During the first week of April every year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). NPHW recognizes the importance of public health and strives to highlight significant public health issues. In honor of this occasion, we’re focusing on one NPHW theme: giving… ... continue reading The Growing Importance of Public Health Nutrition