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Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice

  • Delivery: 
    Partially Online
  • Cost: 
    $932.00 per credit
  • Total credits: 
    40−42
  • Credential: 
    Graduate Degree
  • Application deadlines: 
    August 1 for fall; December 1 for spring; April 1 for summer
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    School of Public Health

The Executive Program in Public Health Practice offers working professionals the opportunity to understand, assess, and manage population health in public health, health care, and human services settings. It offers a flexible curriculum that you can tailor to to fit your practice and career goals with a combination of onsite and online courses.

The program is designed for those with an advanced degree, such as an MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, PhD, MS, JD, or public health workers with significant experience who have completed the School’s Public Health Core Concepts Certificate.

Hybrid Model

Approximately 15 credits of the program (out of a total of 42) can be taken online, including course work in biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, and management. In addition, there are a wide variety of courses during a concentrated three-week Public Health Institute offered every spring. Attendance at two Public Health Institutes and participation in the online classes allows students to continue their current practice while earning the credits necessary for an MPH degree.

For more information, please visit the program website.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 003969 when applying for financial aid for this program. See a full list of scholarships available to public health students. 

Sample Courses

  • PUBH 6299 Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration (1 cr)
  • PUBH 6020 Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3 cr)
  • PUBH 6102 Issues in Environmental Health (2 cr)
  • PUBH 6414 Biostatistical Literacy (3 cr)
  • PUBH 6741 Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1 cr)

Visit the University catalog for complete curriculum information.

"This program helped me gain public health skills that allowed me to conduct research and develop community health programs."
—Amira Adawe, PubHCCC, MPH

Professional Licensing Boards

Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.