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Master of Public Health Degree (MPH)

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The Master of Public Health degree is a widely recognized professional credential for those seeking leadership and managerial positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations in the health industry. Purdue Global’s Master of Public Health degree can help you develop the administrative, ethical, and professional skills to apply public health principles to health education and communication programs.

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 curriculum so that our public health degree graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to meet the expanding needs of the industry. With a degree from Purdue Global, you can become one of the sought-after professionals to help meet these challenges.

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Gain Real-World Experience.

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.

Master of Public Health Program Highlights

Purdue Global’s public health master’s degree program is  designed to help you:

  • 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.
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

With a Master of Public Health from Purdue Global, you can pursue a wide range of industry positions such as*:

  • Health services manager
  • Health consultant
  • Health advocate
  • Community health organizer

By earning the Master of Public Health degree, you may also have a solid foundation for further academic pursuits.

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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.


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April 18, 2018

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July 05, 2018

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September 19, 2018

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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the Master of Public Health teach you to apply principles of public health to real-world situations and develop administrative, ethical, and professional skills. You can also choose elective courses that focus on a variety of special topics to align your degree to your interests within the field of public health. Courses include:

  • Health Behavior
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health Biology
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Health Care Statistics
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits40
  • Elective Credits16
  • Total Credits56

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$420.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.