Dec 05, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021

Master of Public Health/Master of Science, Social Entrepreneurship (MPH/MS)

The Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship (MPH/MSSE) dual degree program is designed for individuals who wish to create sustainable solutions to public health challenges through the creation of innovative enterprises and organizations. This program combines the business aspects of social entrepreneurship with the knowledge and understanding of public health challenges and how to improve the health of individuals, communities, and populations, locally and globally. It will enable graduates to become agents of change by equipping them with the tools to build innovative enterprises that balance financial sustainability with public health impact, preparing them uniquely to become leaders in the field.

Application and Admission

Applicants to the MSSE/MPH should apply for admission to both schools simultaneously.

Information about the application process and admission requirements for the MPH degree is available on the MPH Website at

Information about the application process and admission requirements for the MSSE degree is available on the MSSE Website at

Degree Requirements

The total unit requirement for the MPH/MSSE dual degree is 62 units: 38 units for the MPH degree and 24 units for the MSSE degree.

Students are required to complete 38 units of MPH specific course work, including 18 units of MPH core course work and 20 units of concentration specific course work. Students may choose from any concentration within the MPH program.

Students are required to complete 24 units, including all "Required Courses," in the Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship curriculum. Dual degree program students may not count courses taken outside the USC Marshall School of Business toward the MSSE degree. Visit the Social Entrepreneurship (MS)  section of this Catalogue for MSSE degree requirements.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the MSSE curriculum and a 3.0 in the MPH curriculum, in addition to having a minimum 3.0 cumulative overall GPA in all graduate coursework taken at USC in order to meet graduation requirements.

The MSSE and the MPH degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of all program requirements.