Program Overview

Medical College of Wisconsin offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program with a requirement of 42 credits to fulfill the required courses to graduate. There is an additional option to do a Graduate Certificate in Public Health that is a condensed version of the Master's program for students interested in completing a certificate rather than the whole degree. The college allows students to participate in this program as special students or as non-degree seeking students, upon request. The courses for this program are designed for distance-learning students who would like to complete their degree entirely online. It is not required to go to any on-campus events and there is a Virtual New Student Orientation that occurs through the Medical College of Wisconsin Website. There are a selection of classes available on campus for those that desire to come to campus, although each and every class is available online as well.

The Master of Public Health program is part of the Institute for Health and Society. The program provides an education that is aligned with the mission of the college to advance the health of the public in an efficient manner. The MPH program was established in 1986 to specialize in educating physicians and other licensed health care employees. The program requires a Bachelor's Degree or higher level degree for individuals to be able to enroll. The program uses ANGEL, which is an online environment within the Medical College allowing learning and the management of the system to occur in a productive learning environment for students and faculty. There have been over eighteen hundred physicians that have participated in the program to better understand the changes in their industry.  The program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Liaison Committee, as well as the Medical Education the Council on Education for Public Health.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The MPH program is also individually accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).


    GRE Test results are required.

    School Overview

    Medical College of Wisconsin is a four-year private school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The institution was founded in 1893 as Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and was formerly affiliated with Marquette University. MCW is one of only two medical schools in Wisconsin and is the only private medical school in the state. The school’s mission is to be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists and to teach students to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality to their patients.

    Medical College of Wisconsin offers master degrees, doctors degrees and certificates of completion from three schools:

    • Medical School
    • Pharmacy School
    • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


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