Expand your career in public health

Preparing the next generation of public health practitioners through a well-rounded and expert-led master's program in public health.

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We teach public health practitioners how to look beyond just physical health and consider environmental, economic and sociological factors that impact individual and community health, happiness and well-being.

With a comprehensive curriculum in areas such as public health policy, finance and budget, health informatics, epidemiology and biostatistics, social and behavioral health, the online Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice is designed to prepare you for employment in nearly any area of the public health field.

Applications are accepted year-round.

Program tuition

The tuition for the online Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice is $32,850*.

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*Not including student fees

Online MPH admissions requirements

To enroll in the online public health master's program, applicants must have completed a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and meet minimum GPA requirements.

  • 3.0+ GPA. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours.
  • 2.75 - 2.99 GPA. Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 may be considered by submitting standardized test scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, MCAT).
  • Prerequisite courses. Students must have a course in statistics. There is a curriculum option for applicants lacking this prerequisite.
  • SOPHAS Application (SOPHAS completed before Graduate School application.)

*International applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit TOEFL scores.

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What to submit in your application?

The following materials must be submitted in order to apply for the program:

  • Completed online application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/resume

Application deadlines

Application deadlines are July 27 (fall start), December 15 (spring start) and April 6 (summer start).

Program curriculum

We’ve structured the curriculum around the most important public health topics and a curated concentration that prepares you for real-world success after graduation. A 45 credit hour program, the master's degree requires students to complete ten (17) classes.

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Contact us

Praveen Durgampudi, M.D.
Director of Online Programs
School of Public Health
(775) 666-6675 or (775) 666-6609

Example course topics

  • Biostatistics
  • Social and Behavioral Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Research Methods
  • Leadership in Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Finance and Budget
  • Information Systems Management
  • Program Development
  • Public Health Law, Ethics and Policy Analysis

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