Distance Public Health Administration and Policy MPH

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Fully Online
$47,184 total (tuition and fees)
Total Credits
Graduate Degree
Admission GPA
3.0 preferred
Application Deadlines
Fall: July 15; spring: November 15
Twin Cities
School of Public Health
Health Policy and Management

This is a full-time, fully accredited MPH degree. Distance Public Health Administration & Policy MPH graduates are well positioned to be policy-makers, managers, and leaders in public health. The curriculum is focused on practical skill-building. The focus on management, administration, and health policies provides knowledge and grows skills to meet the complex challenges facing public health professionals.

The DPHAP program has two program starts per year: one in January and the other in September. All applications are through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). We do not require GRE exam scores. International students need not obtain a US visa to enroll.

Sample Courses

  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Ethics in Public Health
  • Management in Health Services Organizations
  • Health Care System and Public Health
  • Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Health
  • Health Leadership and Effecting Change

Program Delivery

All coursework for programs designated as online should be able to be completed online. For programs that require a practicum/rotation, as long as students can complete these in their own community, the program is still considered online.

Career Opportunities

Distance Public Health Administration and Policy MPH graduates manage public health organizations at the local, state, federal, and international levels in planning agencies, voluntary health organizations, mental health agencies, human services organizations, long-term care agencies, international health organizations, managed care plans, community clinics, community organizations, alternative health care delivery settings, and a wide variety of other nonprofit organizations.


The University of Minnesota School of Public Health was first accredited on October 16, 1946, by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Our School’s current seven-year period of accreditation runs through July 1, 2022.