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Master of Public Health

Get ready to spark change in public health in as little as 15 months with an M.P.H. from IU Online. This accelerated program gives you the flexibility to work toward your master’s in public health when it fits in your schedule—100% online.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 45

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $582.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $627.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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The online master’s in public health is a fast-paced program that delivers a broad foundation in public health. You’ll also be able to choose from four concentrations:

  • Epidemiology
  • Health and Policy Management
  • Interdisciplinary Public Health Studies
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers around the world. Plus, you’ll be able to study when and how it works for you.

  • Classes start January, March, May, June, August, and October
  • Choose 8- or 16-week courses
  • Access coursework anywhere
  • Enjoy personalized student services

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

“Almost everything I have learned in my MPH program applies to my current role and what I foresee to be my career path. I am very proud of that!”

Mariam Sylla IU MPH Alumna

To earn the MPH, you must complete 45 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (18 credit hours)
  • Concentration courses (12 credit hours)
  • Electives (9 credit hours)
  • Practical experience* (internship, capstone) (6 credit hours)
  • Certified in Public Health exam
  • You must complete a 160-hour internship in a public health organization or agency under the supervision of a preceptor. This is about 10 hours per week if completed within one 16-week semester. You work on objectives developed with your preceptor and create two digital products. The final products are flexible in format and should be meaningful to the experience and the organization.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (five questions, 100 words each)
  • Resume
  • GRE scores (Recommended only of students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students only)
  • A personal interview may also be conducted. Interviewees are invited at the discretion of the admission committee


MPH courses
Course Course Name Credits
PBHL-P 510 Introduction to Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-P 500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-P 551 Biostatistics for Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-P 519 Environmental Science in Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-P 517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3 Credits
PBHL-P 504 U.S. Healthcare Systems & Health Policy 3 Credits

Find course descriptions with our Search Schedule of Classes/Courses tool.

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