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Master of Public Health

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) program prepares graduates to span the boundary between public health and their professional fields, emphasizing data and analytic skills. Graduates will be poised to address complex public health challenges on a local, national and global scale. Our diverse study body includes physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, specialists in the physical and social sciences and leaders in community health research.


We offer two variants designed to meet student needs:

  • Part-time (evenings, about two years): Designed to meet the needs of working professionals and healthcare practitioners. This evening program is also ideal for students completing other academic coursework during the day. Students will complete experiential public health learning activities. 
  • Full-time (one year): Designed to provide students with a comprehensive MPH experience in a 12-month span. Ideal for students seeking intensive study and practical experience before moving on to the next stage in their academic or professional careers. Note that while some classes are offered in the daytime, the majority of coursework for the full-time program is offered only in the evening.

Our program also offers opportunities for "Non-Degree Special Students" to enroll in courses without having to pursue a full MPH degree. Non-degree students are usually professionals from a variety of backgrounds looking for professional enrichment opportunities as well as scientists fulfilling the training component of their grants. These students must apply for admission to the program, though they can apply for and enroll in any term in the academic year.


Browse our course descriptions and learn about degree concentrations on our Curriculum page.

In addition to course work, students will complete professional learning experiences. The Applied Practice Experience (APEx) is a two-course sequence and 160 hours of practice work at an approved site. In the Culminating Experience (CE), students have the opportunity to bridge theory and practice with a synthesis "thesis" or "capstone"-style project.


Some of our students have credits from prior or concurrent professional/graduate school coursework that may be applied toward their MPH degree. Graduate school courses applied toward an undergraduate degree cannot be applied toward the MPH. Please contact Maureen Moran to inquire about credit transfer.