The MPHS program is designed to integrate easily into clinical schedules or dedicated research time. All MPHS courses are offered during the day. The program follows the Washington University academic calendar; courses begin in late August and end in early May.

You can obtain the MPHS degree using the option that works best for you:

  • Full-time: 10 months; students still have time to work on research projects or maintain a weekly clinic
  • Part-time: 2 or 3 years; offers additional time for clinical duties


There are 6 required courses in the core curriculum that cover clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and research ethics. All MPHS students must complete the core curriculum. Students also choose a concentration and elective courses best suited to your interests and career goals. 33 credit hours are required for graduation.