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Important Announcements

Important Dates and Deadlines: 

  • March 4, 2022 Summer 2022 Course Enrollment available in CalCentral for continuing students
  • March 15, 2022 Tuition and registration fees: Third installment of Fee Payment Plan due
  • March 25, 2022 Academic & Administrative Holiday
  • April 18, 2022 Fall 2022 Course Enrollment available in CalCentral for continuing students

Course Enrollment

Summer 2022 Course Enrollment

We encourage OOMPH students to be registered for no more than six units of courses for Summer 2022. Please login to CalCentral to register for courses. You can also find the Summer 2022 course schedule and course enrollment numbers on the OOMPH Program Calendar page.

Summer Course Dates:

  • Summer 1: May 9 - June 26, 2022
  • Summer 2: June 27 - August 14, 2022

Make sure to enroll in Summer 1 and Summer 2 courses during the registration period. 

Unit Limit:  

If you are a second-year student and would like to register for more than six units of courses (also known as “doubling up"), you will need approval from your Academic Faculty Advisor.

Summer Courses

As we look forward to Summer 2022, we have some important advising notes and updates on summer course options for you.

In Summer 1 (5/9 - 6/26/2022), most of you will enroll in one of the two required on-campus visit courses; PHW200E: Introduction to Health Policy and Management for first year students and PHW289: Interdisciplinary Seminar for second year students.  For students unable to attend on campus visits this June or who have completed both campus visit courses, PHW257: Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response is a great course to take in Summer 1.

For Summer 2 (6/27 - 8/14/2022), we have expanded our course options with the addition of courses specifically chosen to work with each of our concentrations: Health Policy and Management (HPM), Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPI&BIO) and in Public Health Nutrition (PHN).  All of Summer 2 courses are available to students in the Interdisciplinary program option as well.  For first year students, Summer 2 is your first opportunity to select a course of your choice so this is an exciting term for first years.  There is one summer course PHW204: Mass Communications in Public Health that will not be taught in Summer 2022 because the instructor is out on maternity leave.  

The list of available Summer 2 courses is found below:

PHW205: Program Planning and Development (required for PHN concentration - recommended for first year PHN students; recommended for interdisciplinary students interested in leading public health programs)

You will build the necessary skills to plan effective public health programs through examination of the principles and methods underlying program planning; With an emphasis on multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and “real world” planning processes, the course offers a real-world application of program planning principles, along with through critique and discussion of case studies.

PHW206: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (fulfills requirement for PHN concentration  - recommended for second year PHN students; elective for other concentrations)

You will be presented with the major nutritional issues faced infants, children, adolescents and reproductive age women in the United States. Course topics include programs and interventions aimed at improving MCH nutrition, evidence-based MCH nutrition practice guidelines, application of knowledge to food choices at a personal and programmatic level.

PHW223: Strategy in Health Care Organizations (required for HPM students, required for Graduate Certificate in Health Management; recommended elective for interdisciplinary program and other concentrations)

This course is an introduction to health care strategy in which students will have an immersive, practical, hands-on experience in the strategic management of a real or fictitious health care organization. This course will familiarize students with the requisite skills and techniques to lead strategic change at a division, department, or enterprise level within a healthcare organization.

New course - PHW268: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) for Health and Development (recommended elective for EPI&BIO Concentration and for Interdisciplinary, EPI&BIO, PHN students interested in global health)*

This course is designed for students who may be interested in working in countries where contaminated water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene (WaSH) are the cause of serious health problems. In this course, important concepts in WaSH will be covered so that students can understand what is needed to develop, Implement, monitor and evaluate a WaSH program. It emphasizes concepts that are needed to develop effective, appropriate, accessible and affordable WaSH interventions to reduce the global burden of disease.

Second time offered - PHW219: Social and Behavioral Research: Introduction to Survey Methods (offered Spring 1 and Summer 2; meets methods requirement for interdisciplinary students and recommended for students in EPI&BIO Concentration)*

This course provides students with a thorough tool kit for designing survey questionnaires and for implementing telephone, face-to-face, mail, and internet surveys. The two three-hour, weekly class sessions are designed to convey practical knowledge with a case study approach used to complement the topical lectures. An SPSS laboratory also is given each semester.   

Second time offered - PHW220M: Health Policy Methods (offered Summer 1 and Fall 2; meets policy requirement for HPM concentration; recommended for students interested in public health policy in interdisciplinary program or other concentrations)*

This course serves as an introduction to key topics in health policy making in the United States, with a focus on policy analysis methods. Using the policy analysis framework of Eugene Bardach’s Eightfold Path first introduced in PHW200E, the course will explore the entire policy analysis process from the identification of a problem, to the evaluation of policy solutions, and finally to the techniques and formats for effective health policy communications.  

*We have submitted updated course proposals to the campus curriculum committee(COCI)  for approval. We are expecting them to be reviewed at their 3/11 meeting. Once approved, they will be assigned class numbers and open for your enrollment.

2022 Commencement

Save the Date! Berkeley Public Health will be holding the 2022 Commencement Ceremony  in-person on May 15 at 2pm PT at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley.

All OOMPH students who graduated in Fall 2021 and intend to graduate in Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 are eligible to participate. BPH will hold a reception at the Campanile Esplanade directly after the ceremony. OOMPH also plans to hold a reception celebrating our graduating students before or following the BPH Commencement Ceremony. More details will be coming soon about our reception! Information has been updated under Commencement on the Information for Graduating Students page.

More information about the BPH ceremony can be found on the BPH Commencement site.

UC Berkeley will hold a campus-wide Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at 10am PT at the California Memorial Stadium. More information about this ceremony can be found on the UC Berkeley Commencement page.

All of this info and more is available on the OOMPH Student Gateway Commencement page.

Career & Practicum


We’re excited to announce that the Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership (CPHPL) has been renamed to: 


Berkeley Public Health 

Careers & Leadership Office

In short, we are the RISE Office.  RISE is pronounced /rīz/ and is a standalone name that is not an acronym (in large part because acronyms are often difficult to remember!).  

What does this mean for you?  Our team will continue to focus on bridging the gap between your academic training and professional aspirations through the services and resources that we offer.  And as reflected in the definition for the verb “rise”, we remain deeply committed to helping elevate the impact of your efforts towards making communities healthier while also navigating a shifting public health landscape.    

We look forward to having you RISE with us!  Feel free to reach out at or visit us on the second floor of BWW (suite 2220) to let us know how we can best support you.  

Professional Opportunities

The below listings reflect recent opportunities, including those with upcoming deadlines. For additional opportunities, please log in to PHLEX and consider setting up a saved search to receive regular updates in your inbox! Questions? Email

Don’t forget! Due soon:

Some of the new practicum opportunities:

  • Spring 2022 Environmental Health Intern, Breathe California of the Bay Area, Golden Gate, and Central Coast [Part-time MPH Practicum] Apply by 3/25 (Hiring immediately!)
  • Graduate Student Interns, Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation [Part-Time or Full-Time Summer Practicum] Apply by 4/1 (*Deadline Extended* Open until filled)
  • Oncology Intern, Kaiser Permanente [Part-time MPH Practicum, 2 positions] Apply by 6/01 (Open until filled)

Some of the new summer opportunities:

Some of the new full-time employment opportunities: 

Program Associate, Expecting Justice [Full-time] Open until filled

Financial Aid & Scholarships

OOMPH Events

OOMPH Events

  • Spring 2022 Group Advising Sessions are this week!
  • Health Policy & Management Concentration Session
  • March 7th, 5-6pm PST
  • Zoom Link
  • Interdisciplinary and Public Health Nutrition Concentration Session
  • March 8th, 5-6pm PST
  • Zoom Link
  • 1st-year Session (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Admits)
  • March 9th, 6-7pm PST
  • Zoom Link
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Concentration Session
  • March 10th, 5-6pm PST
  • Zoom Link

SPH Events

  • Get Involved! If you are interested in attending SPH virtual events, please visit the community events calendar.

IRB and Finding Health Statistics and Data

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) Fundamentals

Mar 17 | 3pm-6pm | Register for Zoom link

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Mar 17 | 2pm-3:30pm | Register for Zoom link

Evening Workshops

R Fundamentals: Parts 1 & 2

Mar 28, 30 | 5pm-8pm | Register for Zoom link

Upcoming Workshops

R Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

Mar 8, 10, 15, 17 | 10am-1pm | Register for Zoom link