Master of Science in Population Health
Jefferson (Philadelphia University +Thomas Jefferson University)

Program Details

Jefferson Online offers the online MS in Population Health. This field aims to prevent and address human disease through social interventions that engage the community and the larger society by integrating clinical care and public health practices in a new paradigm of health delivery. This particular program offers additional skills required for leadership positions—healthcare policy development, epidemiology, outcomes analysis, coalition building and stakeholder management.

Graduates of this program will achieve the following competencies:

  • Assess and interpret healthcare policies, legal precedents, statutes and regulations.
  • Apply social, behavioral, and organizational science to the diagnosis, development and implementation of organizational change.
  • Participate in structured simulations that demonstrate the breadth of population health.
  • and more


A Capstone Project must be presented on campus.

  • Three or more years of substantial experience in some aspect of the health/healthcare industry
  • Earned baccalaureate or graduate degree with approximate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Ability to perform graduate work demonstrated by either a graduate degree or at least 9 credits of appropriate graduate coursework with a grade of B or higher; OR a competitive score on the GRE or other graduate entrance examination

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education