The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Latin American Studies Program offer an articulated degree program, organized to permit specializations within the MA and the MPH degrees, with the award of both degrees after approximately three years of graduate study. Qualified students apply to the graduate adviser of the Latin American Studies Program and to the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA Fielding. Potential applicants should contact the Graduate Adviser in Latin American Studies or the Office of Student Services at UCLA Fielding.
An MPH in Community Health Sciences prepares students to engage in the planning, administration, and evaluation of public health programs and policies in the U.S. and abroad that aim to maintain and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and broader populations. The curriculum integrates basic and applied approaches to addressing public health problems in the community through the key tools of assessment, planning, and evaluation. Coursework covers areas such as health equity/health disparities, health education and promotion, reproductive and population health, global health, health across the life span, program development and evaluation, and research methodology. The degree program includes a field placement in the U.S. or abroad, as well as a comprehensive exam.