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Master of Public Health

Purdue University Global offers a Master of Public Health program that provides students with the opportunity to learn how to improve community health through health education programs. Discover more about this online MPH program by reading this overview.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Health

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Purdue Global's Master of Public Health program should be interested in a career in public health and have a desire to help others. Strong communication, instructional, interpersonal, and leadership skills are useful. All applicants to Purdue University Global graduate programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students who are interested in the impact of public health across the globe may be interested in Purdue University Global's Master of Public Health program. In it, students are given the chance to train in science and learn how to examine data and use it to design solutions to real-world health problems. This program focuses on core knowledge for students seeking employment in the health industry, whether it's for the government, the private sector, or a nonprofit organization. Courses cover topics in health statistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health behavior, and leadership techniques for public health. Classroom study is combined with practical, hands-on fieldwork to give students the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

56 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Public Health:

To complete the Master of Public Health program, students need to complete 56 credit hours, 40 of which are the core courses and 16 are public health electives. These course requirements can change. Speak with a representative of Purdue University Global to ensure the most accurate information.

Core Requirements (40 Credits)

  • Health Care Statistics
  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Health Behavior
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health Biology
  • Public Health Leadership and Administration
  • Practical Skills in Public Health I
  • Practical Skills in Public Health II
  • Master of Public Health Capstone

Elective Courses (16 credits)

  • Public Health Open Electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's Master of Public Health program is intended to provide students with both practical fieldwork and classroom learning to prepare them for the real-world challenges they may face. Graduates of this program might be able to seek employment in a wide range of fields. Graduating students could be able to pursue a career in one of the following positions:

  • Public health educator
  • Health services manager
  • Public health advisor
  • Health analyst
  • Community health advocate

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