• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Public Health Informatics, MPH

Master Of Public Health

Public health informatics combines information science and computing techniques to enhance and support public health practice. The IU Online MPH in Public Health Informatics provides a balance of academic theory and practical experiences, ensuring students are prepared for careers in the field of public health. 

As a student in this program, you gain a foundation in engineering data and information systems for use within healthcare, government organizations, and non-profit public health organizations to measure and advance population health. This includes applications used across health systems and ministries of health. You study the collection, storage, management, and analysis of data and information to improve health outcomes; and you use an informatics approach to address such public health issues as:

  • coordination of care for vulnerable populations.
  • engaging populations in healthy behaviors.
  • regional and global health surveillance.
  • managing very large data sets.
  • comparative effectiveness analysis.
  • using population health data analytics to influence public health programs and policies.

The IU Online MPH in Public Health Informatics prepares you for such careers as:

  • Public health informatics epidemiologist
  • Health informatics scientist
  • Public health informatics project manager
  • Public health informatician
  • Public health informatics specialist
  • Health informatics consultant
  • Health informatics analyst

Degree Requirements

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

  • Public health core courses (12 credits)
  • Public health informatics 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 510Introduction to Public Health3 Credits
PBHL-P 511Comprehensive Methods and Applications in Biostatistics and Epidemiology3 Credits
PBHL-P 512Communication and Leadership3 Credits
PBHL-P 513Planning, Evaluation, and Management3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $546.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1638.00

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1325.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3975.00
Questions?Chat With Us.