• On-Campus Component
    No
  • Cost
    $1,014 per credit (MN resident); $1,332 per credit (nonresident)
  • Total Credits
    42 or 48
  • Credential
    Graduate Degree
  • Admission GPA
    3.0
  • Application Deadlines
    May 1
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    School of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is one of the oldest, most highly regarded maternal and child health programs in the nation. Designed for individuals with a graduate degree and/or three years of professional experience, the program may be completed by full-time students in two years, completely online or with some on-campus courses.

The training focuses on public health skills development (program design and evaluation, advocacy, epidemiology) and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) content (reproductive health, infant and child health, adolescent health, social disparities, family systems, and women’s health).

Scholarship consideration deadline for fall: December 1

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must complete the FAFSA form and use code 003969 when applying for financial aid for this program. MCH has additional information about financial support and scholarships.

Sample Courses

  • PUBH 6606 – Children's Health: Issues, Programs, and Policies (2 cr)
  • PUBH 6613 – Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2 cr)
  • PUBH 6907 – Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition (2 cr)
  • PUBH 6020 – Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3 cr)
  • PUBH 6414 – Biostatistical Literacy (3 cr)

Online Catalog

Career Outlook

Graduates work to promote social and environmental conditions that contribute to the health of women, children, youth, and families. Much of this work is focused on socially and economically vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad. Our graduates work in city, county, and state health departments and other government agencies; nonprofit organizations, clinics, and agencies; universities; and research institutes. They are public health program and department managers, epidemiologists, clinicians, survey researchers/analysts, health educators, and policy aides.

Learn more through this in-depth look at MPH recent graduate statistics.

"I’m energized by my peers, who have similar passions and goals, as well as the opportunity to build lifelong friendships and professional networks."
—Michelle Gin, MPH 2015