In collaboration with Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies offer students a dual degree option for a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Environmental Studies (MES) for those who are interested in pursuing environmental public health. Careers in the field range from regulating air pollution, environmental education and geographic mapping to addressing complex and ever-changing legal regulation around environmental hazards to public health.
This dual degree program, which can be completed in three years of full-time study, expands the range of your skills and knowledge in this growing field. The Master of Environmental Studies program provides exposure to earth sciences, policy and other relevant disciplines that complement the MPH curriculum, which focuses on research, education and service learning in population health problems. Together, these programs allow you to go on to careers where you may demonstrate your expertise in environmental health, policy and its effects on communities at risk for disease and injury.
Additionally, the multi-disciplinary nature of the Master of Environmental Studies degree exposes you to faculty and students with similar interests in environmentally-related topics throughout the Penn community. The capstone project, which is a final culmination of your specific area of interest gives you the opportunity to participate in a research initiative related to this combined field of study.
To begin the dual degree, you must apply and gain admission to both the Perelman School of Medicine and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies independently. Once admitted, you may choose the dual degree program.
Visit Penn's Master of Public Health website to read the full description of the MES/MPH dual degree for additional MPH program and admission requirements.