Master of Public Health (MPH)

A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the top-ranked School of Public Health provides a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

The MPH degree emphasizes the practical aspects of public health and prepares you for a career in population health and community awareness. Most MPH programs are completed in two years and require an Applied Practice Experience in a real-world setting as part of the degree.

What is an MPH degree?

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Master of Public Health Programs

Biostatistics
Collaborate on the design of research studies and address research questions through analysis and data.

Environmental Health
Address environmental and occupational health concerns while focusing on a specialty area of concentration. Concentrations include: Environmental Infectious Diseases, Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology, Global Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, and Regulatory Toxicology & Risk Assessment.

Maternal & Child Health (Standard & advanced standing options)
Improve the health of mothers, children, youth, and families. Students may complete their degree entirely online, entirely in-person, or by taking a combination of online and in-person courses.

Community Health Promotion
Design community based program and policy interventions that improve the health of communities.

Epidemiology
Epidemiology is the study of the frequency, distribution, and determinants of disease in humans.

Public Health Administration & Policy
Manage organizations and influence policy to improve population health.

Public Health Nutrition
Examine the links between diet, nutrition, and communities.

Executive and Online Programs

Our executive and distance programs blend online coursework with intensive in-person courses, allowing for flexibility in your continued learning.

Executive Programs

Continue to work full-time while complementing your workplace practice with continued learning.

Executive MPH in Public Health Practice
Pair your professional experience with a flexible, hybrid degree.

Executive MPH in Public Health Administration & Policy
Tailored to working professionals seeking leadership roles to improve the health of populations.

Executive MHA
Earn your MHA degree in 25 months while working full-time.

Online MPH Programs

Take courses online to earn your MPH degree.

Maternal & Child Health
Earn your degree to improve the health of mothers, children, youth, and families completely online, completely in-person, or with a combination of online and in-person courses.

Dual Degrees

Our dual and joint degree programs provide a foundation in public health while complementing professional practice.

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What is an MPH Degree?

The MPH degree emphasizes the practical aspects of public health and prepares you for a career in population health and community awareness. Most MPH programs are completed in two years and often require engagement in the community as part of the degree.

Learn more about an MPH degree

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