Online MPH in Public Health Practice

This fully online program provides an exciting opportunity for public health professionals and others interested in the field to obtain a Master's Degree in Public Health. Like our traditional MPH program, this concentration provides a strong academic foundation in the core disciplines of public health AND opportunities for students to apply new knowledge and skills in the public health field.

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Program Details

  • Fully online, no in-person class requirements
  • Part-time study (spring, summer, and fall semesters)
  • Multi-disciplinary, competency-based coursework
  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health¬†
Dr. Diane Dewar, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, gives a featured interview about the University at Albany School of Public Health Online MPH program and public health education. To read more, click here.


The program includes 51 credit hours, comprised of the following:

  • Core, advanced, and elective public health courses
  • Practice-based internship*
  • Capstone Project

*The MPH degree requirements include 9 credits (720 hours) of practice-based internship. A minimum of 3 credits (240 hours) is required of all students, regardless of previous experience.  Up to 6 credits may be waived for students with previous public health experience. Application for a waiver of internship credit can be made after enrollment in the program.

To view the Online Master of Public Health Plan of Study please click here.

Application Process

To apply to the online MPH in Public Health Practice Program, applications must be submitted through SOPHAS, the centralized Schools of Public Health Application Service.

The application deadline for spring admission is October 15.

The application deadline for fall admission is April 1.

Questions and requests for additional information should be directed to the Online MPH Program.