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Master of Public Health in
Public Health Practice

Full Time / 2 Years / Seattle
Photo taken in 2018

Leading the Change for Healthier Communities

The University of Washington Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program prepares you to become a problem solver, leader and advocate in the field of community health.

This degree is offered by the UW School of Public Health, one of the leading public health graduate schools in the country. In the most recent rating by Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the school ranked fourth in the world for public health.


Alumni and faculty talk about how the COPHP program prepares students to collaborate with communities to improve the health and well-being for all. 

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Take an Active Learning Role

Our problem-based learning approach cultivates your ability to work in teams to identify key public health issues, deconstruct problems and present solutions clearly and persuasively.

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Improve Community Health

Learn how to assess the health needs of populations, address social structures that create health disparities and work with communities to implement successful public health programs.

Learn About Careers

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Get Real-World Experience

Develop effective skills in the field during your practicum and apply your advanced public health competencies during a year-long capstone project at a community-based organization.

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Promote Social Justice

Our graduates are committed to collaborating with communities to address health inequities and other inequalities created by institutions and policies.

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"COPHP is a transformative experience, both professionally and personally. Because COPHP has made a commitment to anti-racism, it requires a level of introspection that goes beyond a lot of graduate programs. Be prepared to have your beliefs and values challenged and molded in ways you may not expect."

Carolanne Sanders, Alumna

Jail Diversion Coordinator
King County Department of Community and Human Services

Read Carolanne's Story