Online MPH in Public Health Practice

This fully online, part-time 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, the Online MPH program 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.

With a concentration in Public Health Practice, students will become familiar with the development of theory- and evidence-based public health interventions, and the steps of program planning and evaluation. Students will be qualified to assess public health needs and develop prevention and disease control initiatives, and will understand the uses and principles of evaluation models and methodologies. Graduates will have developed the skills and attributes associated with effective public health leadership and will be prepared to lead communities towards improved health status.

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in a completed bachelor’s and/or graduate degree
  • One semester of mathematics (algebra or pre-calculus) or statistics with a grade of B or higher
  • One semester of social sciences
  • GRE or MCAT scores*
  • Personal statement describing educational and professional goals, explaining why you wish to pursue a career in public health
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.  International students must submit a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES) 

*The standardized test requirement can be waived for applicants who have completed a graduate degree program from an accredited US institution and received a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the program.  Applicants requesting a waiver of the GRE, or other standardized test, must submit the GRE Waiver Request Form.  Other standardized tests may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE:  At this time we are only able to accept international students if they are living in the US for the full duration of their study.  Please note that F-1 and J-1 students are not eligible for enrollment in the online MPH program.

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.

NOTE: SOPHAS will close for the period August 5 - 18, 2016 as it transitions from the 2015-16 admissions cycle to the 2016-17 cycle. Incomplete applications initiated in the 2015-16 cycle will not carry-over to the new cycle. Therefore, if you are applying for Spring 2017 admission, you must either: Ensure your application is complete by August 5, 2016 OR begin your Spring 2017 application after August 18, 2016 when SOPHAS re-opens.

The application deadline for fall admission is April 1.