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.

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


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

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

*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.

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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.