Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health degree is a multi-disciplinary professional degree program designed to provide practical training in areas related to public health practice. We offer six concentrations for the student to select as their major. 

These are best described by the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health:

  • Environmental health- looks at different factors in our environment and tries to understand their role in the health of individuals and populations.
  • Occupational safety and health- evaluates and provides interventions to reduce risk of injury and illness using ergonomics, human factors and wellness for future, current and past workers.
  • Health promotion and community health sciences- studies the health characteristics of populations within a shared geographical area and finds innovative ways to educate a wide variety of populations about health risks.
  • Epidemiology- studies the trends, patterns, and causes related to disease in populations. 
  • Biostatistics- analyzes how data, population studies, and health intersect by using statistical reasoning and methods to address major problems in public health.
  • Health policy and management- is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the delivery, quality, and costs of health care for individuals and populations.
Entering Semester Application Deadline Mandatory Orientation Day First Class Day
Fall 2018

Jan. 15, 2018  (scholarship priority)

May 1, 2018 (final deadline)

Aug. 20-24* Aug. 16**
Fall 2019 

Feb. 1, 2019  (scholarship priority)

May 1, 2019 (final deadline)


*The mandatory new graduate student orientation for all incoming MPH students will be held in conjunction with classes on Aug. 20-24, 2018.  All new international students must attend a mandatory orientation on Aug. 13-14, 2018. More information will be shared via email. 

 **All incoming MPH program students will be operating on an academic calendar different from other School of Public Health students.  

NOTE: The following programs have a minimum cumulative GPA requirement:

  • Epidemiology - 3.0
  • Biostatistics - 3.0
  • Health Policy & Management - 2.75
  • Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences - 2.75


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