• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $1,107.00 per credit (resident); $1,455.00 per credit (nonresident)
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Graduate Degree
  • Admission GPA
    3.0 (preferred)
  • Application Deadlines
    See program website
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    School of Public Health
  • Department
    Health Policy and Management

The Distance Public Health Administration and Policy MPH is a full-time, fully accredited degree. The program focuses on management, administration, and health policies to provide knowledge and develop the skills to meet the complex challenges faced by public health professionals. Graduates are well positioned to be policy-makers, managers, and leaders in public health.

The program starts two times per year: January and September. All applications are processed 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

  • PUBH 6250 – Foundations of Public Health (2 cr)
  • PUBH 6741 – Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1 cr)
  • PUBH 6751 – Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2 cr)
  • PUBH 6724 – The Health Care System and Public Health (3 cr)
  • PUBH 6020 – Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (2 cr)
  • PUBH 6727 – Health Leadership and Effecting Change (2 cr)

Online Catalog

Program Delivery

For programs designated as online, students may complete all coursework online. For programs that need a practicum/rotation, the program is still considered online as long as students can complete these in their own community.

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.