Online Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH)
Program at a Glance
- Develop the administrative, ethical, and professional skills to apply public health principles to health education and communication programs.
- Build practical experience and strengthen your resume through fieldwork opportunities that provide real-world training.
- Choose elective courses that focus on a variety of special topics to align your online MPH degree to your interests within the field of public health.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Master of Public Health Overview
The Master of Public Health online degree is a widely recognized professional credential for those seeking leadership and managerial positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations in the health industry. Our master's in public health focuses on providing core knowledge and skills in foundational areas of public health.
At Purdue Global, we work with a variety of organizations to give our students the clearest possible picture of the ever-changing health care environment. This allows us to continue to develop and adapt our master's in public health online curriculum, so our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to meet the expanding needs of the industry.
Our MPH curriculum is focused on preparing you to:
- Demonstrate an evidence-based approach to public health practice.
- Leverage fundamental epidemiological concepts in addressing population health problems.
- Appraise contemporary health issues and policy.
- Implement leadership, administrative, and communication skills through planning, organization, administration, and evaluation of public health programs and processes.
- Evaluate concepts and methods of social and behavioral sciences relevant to the identification and solution of public health problems.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Prior to graduation, you will complete an onsite fieldwork experience to help you gain valuable on-the-job experience. You will work closely with a site preceptor, faculty advisor, and supportive staff every step of the way.
If you hold a MD, DO, ND, DC, or PharmD degree from an accredited university, you may be eligible to receive 28 credits toward your master’s degree.*
Contact an Advisor to learn more.
Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
Calculate your estimated tuition and ways to save.
What Courses Will I Take?
Courses in the Master of Public Health degree program teach you to apply principles of public health to real-world situations and develop administrative, ethical, and professional skills.
Your program will culminate with a capstone course that builds upon all the courses taken in the program.See All Public Health Courses
- Foundations in Public Health
- Health Behavior
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Environmental Health
- Public Health Leadership and Administration
- Core Credits40
- Elective Credits16
- Total Credits56
Public health professionals are concerned with the health of populations as large as several countries and as small as a local neighborhood. With a master’s degree in public health from Purdue Global, you can pursue a wide range of public health careers.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Social Perceptiveness
Top Jobs With this Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Health Sciences Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.
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Prepare yourself for success with a master’s degree in public health.