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Global and Environmental Health, MPH

Master of Public Health

A united worldwide effort is underway to accelerate solutions to the world’s most complex and urgent global public health challenges. The IU Online Master of Public Health in Global and Environmental Health is designed for early to mid-careerists who would like a broad, contemporary foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities in global and environmental health. Graduates apply their expertise in varied roles that contribute to meeting global health goals that aim to improve health and well-being for people everywhere.

The global action plan led by the World Health Organization and other leading health and development organizations includes strategies that emphasize effective, sustainable policies and programs that, in addition to health and well-being, also prioritize health equity and social justice as pre-requisites for health and well-being for all. Our program supports these goals.

As a graduate of our program, you will be well positioned to assume roles that support values represented by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals priorities:

  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry innovation and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Life below water
  • Life on land
  • Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • Partnerships that support these goals

Graduates may find positions in a wide variety of organizations including local, state, and national agencies; nonprofit organizations; foundations; academic institutions; for-profit companies; contract research organizations; NGOs and IGOs; and others. They may serve as analysts, program coordinators, managers, technical specialists, program officers, and other roles.

Degree Requirements

Our program and courses prepare students with a broad, contemporary foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities in global and environmental health. This includes attention to public health across low-, middle-, and high-income countries, as well as the social, economic, political, and organizational conditions that comprise the environmental backdrop for health and well-being.

To earn the MPH in Global and Environmental Health, you must complete a total of 45 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Public health core courses (12 credits)
  • Global and environmental health concentration courses (18 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)
  • Public health practical experience (6 credits)


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor’s degree
  2. Minimum of one year of undergraduate mathematics
  3. GPA of 3.0 or higher, or official GRE scores
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  1. Official transcripts
  2. GRE (students with GPA below 3.0 only)
  3. Personal statement (500 words)
  4. Resume
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)
  7. Interview (if applicable)



PBHL-P 510 Introduction to Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-P 511 Comprehensive Methods and Applications of Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3 Credits
PBHL-P 512 Communication and Leadership in Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-P 513 Planning, Evaluation, and Management in Public Health 3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $566.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1698.00

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $610.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1830.00