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.
Take an Active Role in Your Learning
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.
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
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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"This unique program builds on the principles of Paulo Freire, who said, 'Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.' COPHP's success is measured in the extent to which our graduates go out into the world and solve real public health problems.”
— Amy Hagopian
Program Director, Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice