About MaPHSA

MaPHSA promotes awareness of career and academic issues related to the field of public health by serving as a voice to the faculty and administration. Throughout the academic year, MaPHSA sponsors and takes part in networking activities by hosting social and educational events, encouraging interaction between students, faculty, and the administration to foster the sharing of ideas and concerns on ways to improve the program and graduate student life at the USC. MaPHSA is dedicated to providing support to MPH students at the USC academically, professionally, and socially. The MPH students at the USC strive to improve the surrounding community on issues related to public health and human service through MaPHSA sponsored community service events. It is through the development of partnerships, research, and service that MaPHSA can improve the health and wellbeing of the USC and its surrounding community.
  • The Master of Public Health Student Association (MaPHSA) was created in 2000 to represent students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the University of Southern California (USC).

  • In 2002, the MaPHSA constitution was created, identifying the purpose of the organization and its structure.
    MaPHSA Constitution 2021-2022

  • The MaPHSA Executive Board comprises the following elected Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Director of Finance,  Directors of Social Events, Director of Student Relations, Director of Online Student Relations, Director of Community Outreach, and the GSG Representatives.

Visit the USC MPH website for information about admissions, curriculum, resident and online programs, and more!

All currently enrolled USC MPH students are voting members. All USC MPH faculty, staff, and alumni are non-voting members. The MaPHSA Board is elected each spring.

Public Health Career Services provides one-on-one sessions, peer advising, career fairs, networking opportunities, workshops, and job postings.

We recommend Johns Hopkins University’s Global Health NOW email newsletter, Harvard’s This Week in Health podcast, and NPR’s Goats and Soda global health and Shots public health sections.