The Jefferson School of Population Health, part of Thomas Jefferson University, a major academic health center located in downtown Philadelphia, PA, offers a comprehensive MPH program that accommodates both full-time and part-time students. A trimester calendar allows students to progress at their own pace and can easily accommodate students seeking to complete all coursework for the MPH degree during their “gap” or “glide” year prior to entering medical or pharmacy school. Flexible scheduling also supports dual degree programs between public health and medicine (both allopathic and osteopathic), pharmacy, nursing, law, and social work. Students can begin coursework in fall or spring terms. Class sizes are small and emphasis is placed on experiential and service learning supported by strong collaborative relationships with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Region III Office of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. This enables students to work directly with faculty and fellow students and alumni on community-based research initiatives.