Master of Public Health (MPH)

Executive Public Health Administration & Policy

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Become a leader in public health administration, management, and policy while working full-time.

The Executive Public Health Administration & Policy MPH program is tailored to working public and population health professionals currently in or seeking leadership roles in government agencies, nonprofits, health systems, and other organizations that aim to improve the health of populations.

This top online program is designed for early and mid-career professionals who have at least 3 years of professional experience and who are committed to managing organizations that improve public and population health.

Advantages of the Executive Public Health Administration & Policy MPH

  • Efficient. Earn your MPH degree in as little as 25 months, with limited time on campus.
  • Flexible. Primarily online curriculum gives you the flexibility to complete your degree while you work.
  • Exposure. Each cohort includes students with rich and diverse health professional experience, providing broader perspective and deep peer-to-peer learning.
  • High ranking. A degree from a top 10 school of public health provides distinction in competitive career environments.
  • Accessible. In-state tuition for all students regardless of the state of residency. GRE not needed.
  • Practical. Focused on developing leadership, health policy, and management skills.

Program Format

The Executive Public Health Administration & Policy MPH program is delivered in a learning cohort model that blends online and on-campus coursework and can be completed in as little as 25 months. All students start the program together and progress through the same curriculum, providing opportunities to learn and work together.

Most of the coursework is online. The on-campus commitment includes 5 visits that are each 3-4 days long and focus on leadership, health policy, management, and applied case studies.

The next cohort (Cohort 8) starts in January 2021 with an on-campus visit. Dates for Cohort 8’s five on-campus visits are:

  • January 6-9, 2021
  • September 15-18, 2021
  • January 6-8, 2022
  • September 14-17, 2022
  • May 14-15, 2023

Which PHAP Program is Right for You?

Traditional on-campus Executive Distance
The program is on campus, with options for taking some courses online. The program is mostly online, with five short (2-4 day) visits to campus. The program is completely online.
There is no required work experience. You have at least three years of work experience. There is no required work experience.
You want to be embedded in a campus student experience. You want to remain in current location and job. You want to remain in current location and/or job.
You prefer classroom instruction. You value a mix of on-campus interaction and online convenience. You enjoy online instruction.
You value the traditional campus class model. You value the cohort model. You value independence and efficiency.
The traditional PHAP program requires a student visa for international students. E-PHAP is not an option for international students (unfortunately, student visa restrictions will not allow international students to participate in the executive program). No student visa is required.
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