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MPH, Interdisciplinary Public Health Studies

Master of Public Health 

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The IU Online Master of Public Health with a concentration in interdisciplinary public health studies provides a broad foundation for tackling today’s complex public health problems. Courses cover such topics as social and behavioral science, the US healthcare system, epidemiology, environmental health science, global health, biostatistics, and disease prevention.

This program has flexible options you can choose from to best meet your career and personal goals on your schedule. You can choose from:

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply public health ethical concepts and analytical frameworks to current local, national, and international public health events.
  • Identify the qualities of a good healthcare leader.
  • Apply epidemiological methods to public health settings and situations. 
  • Analyze data for public health research, policy, and practice.
  • Discuss the effect of structural bias, social inequities, and racism on health and learn how to achieve health equity at organizational, community, and societal levels.
  • Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity. 
  • Communicate audience-appropriate public health content. 

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

Degree Requirements

To earn the MPH in Interdisciplinary Public Health Studies, 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 240-hour internship in a public health organization or agency under the supervision of a preceptor. This is about 15 to 20 hours per week if completed within one 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.

Download a printable PDF summary of the MPH in Interdisciplinary Public Health Studies.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • 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. 



PBHL-P 510Introduction to Public Health3 Credits
PBHL-P 500Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health3 Credits
PBHL-P 551Biostatistics for Public Health3 Credits
PBHL-P 519Environmental Science in Public Health3 Credits
PBHL-P 517Fundamentals of Epidemiology3 Credits
PBHL-P 504U.S. Healthcare Systems & Health Policy3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
Accelerated program with eight-week courses
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $556.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1668.00

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
Accelerated program with eight-week courses
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $610.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1830.00
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