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Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice (Online)

The Online MPH in Public Health Practice Degree is one of the first online programs of its kind. Unlike most MPH programs, there's no residency requirement — freeing you to continue working full time while you benefit from regular access to faculty, the support of a personal advisor, and a contemporary course plan.

Let UMass Amherst’s accomplished instructors guide you through this broad-based program that melds exploration of theory with real-world practice. Join a virtual classroom of physicians, administrators, nurses, pharmacists, lab technologists, and other health professionals whose wide-ranging experiences inform and enliven discussions. And become one of our award-winning alumni with distinguished positions at public health and nonprofit organizations across the nation and around the world.

Program Details

Curriculum: The curriculum combines the study of economic, socio-cultural, quantitative, leadership and public health science with practical applications in public health and health care delivery. All major public health competencies are covered in depth through the curriculum, including:

  • biostatistics
  • social and behavioral sciences
  • environmental health
  • epidemiology
  • health policy and management
  • genomics
  • global health
  • population-based ethics
  • cultural competence
  • leadership
  • informatics

Individual course offerings are subject to change. Please see the Web site or contact the Public Health Practice program office for information.

Accreditation: The MPH programs of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), the official accrediting body for schools of public health in the United States and Canada.

Fees: The cost of courses is $605 per credit. In addition there is a $47 per term non-refundable registration fee.

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For more information:
Lori Peterson
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