A Week in the Life of a Master of Public Health Student

The WesternU MPH is a 42-unit program. On average, it takes students about two years to complete. However, an accelerated full-time* 12-month option exists. The MPH program consists of 16-week semesters. Students find all course materials on the online Learning Management System (LMS). The material for each week is released each Monday at 12:01 am and assignments are due Sunday by 11:59 pm.

Learning may occur through readings, videos, individual and group projects, and experiential learning. Knowledge may be assessed through quizzes, tests, essays, research projects, and more.

Faculty are flexible and as engaging as you need them to be to ensure your success in the program. All faculty are required to have weekly virtual office hours. Depending on student requests, some faculty may choose to provide course material using synchronous sessions. All sessions are recorded and made available to students.

*Typically, 9 graduate credit hours (~3-4 classes/semester)