Master of Public Health (MPH)

Maternal & Child Health MPH

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One of the first, most highly rated programs in the nation focused on maternal, family, and child health.

This top maternal and child health program is rooted in the principles of social justice and programmatic and policy development needed to improve the health of women, children, fathers, and families around the world. It is one of the few dedicated MPH programs focused on maternal, reproductive, child, and family health in the country — and one of the few to offer a degree that can be completed entirely online.

The program focuses on public health skills development (program design and evaluation, advocacy, epidemiology) and maternal and child health (MCH) content (family health, reproductive health, infant and child health, adolescent health, social disparities, family systems, and women’s health).

Advantages of the Maternal & Child Health MPH

  • Strong Values. Our program is rooted in the principles of social justice and is committed to serving vulnerable populations.
  • Integrated Health Sciences. Core program faculty includes more than 30 epidemiologists, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, geneticists, physicians, nurses, and public/community health specialists—giving our students a multidisciplinary approach to public health topics.
  • Supportive Environment. Students receive personal attention from nationally recognized faculty, and a network of more than 10,000 alumni (600 MCH graduates) who serve as mentors, employers and teachers.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum. Our students develop skills in health principles and approaches, health disparities/health inequities, ethics, communications, policy and health systems. They use these skills to promote and improve the health of women, children, youth and families.
  • Flexible. Students in either the Advanced Standing or Standard Tracks may complete their degree entirely online, entirely in-person, or by taking a combination of online and in-person courses.

Dual-Degree Options

MPH/JD
A partnership between the Maternal & Child Health MPH program and the JD program at the University of Minnesota Law School. Contact Student and Academic Support Services (epichstu@umn.edu, 612-626-8802), for more information.

MPH/MSW
A partnership between the Maternal & Child Health MPH program and the MSW program at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work. Contact Student and Academic Support Services (epichstu@umn.edu, 612-626-8802), for more information.

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