If you are thinking about going to college to earn your Master’s degree in public health (MPH), you are making a smart career decision. The demand for public health professionals continues to be on the upswing, as there is more focus on how to keep people from getting sick, rather than just treating them after they become sick.

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In recent years, there has been a large increase in the numbers of public health programs offering master’s degrees. Now there are many excellent choices online, so that you can earn your MPH from the comfort of your own home. Our research indicates that the following five online programs are worth your strong consideration:

#1 Johns Hopkins University

Online Master of Public Health

Summary

At this top notch private university, you can earn your MPH part time in two to three years. This program features a very flexible curriculum, and the university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Approximately 80% of the classes in this highly rated MPH online program can be completed online. It is a very strong option for the student who wants the highest quality public health education, but cannot relocate to the Baltimore campus to study.

Tuition

Tuition for the part time MPH online program at Johns Hopkins University is $954 per credit hour.

#2 University of Southern California

Online Master of Public Health

Summary

This online MPH is ideal for the student who wants to greatly enhance their understanding of public health policy and practice. You may choose to focus your public health studies on these areas:

  • Biostatistics

  • Epidemiology

  • Health Education and Promotion

  • Global Health Leadership

This program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The public health and medical school departments at USC receives more research money from NIH than any other private college in the US.

Tuition

If you attend the online program part time, you will pay $18,432 each year for tuition.

#3 George Washington University

Online Master of Public Health

Summary

The web-based MPH program at George Washington University stresses health practice on the local, national and global levels. The curriculum also focuses on building your core public health competencies and skills by using case studies and other related materials from the US and overseas. This means that you can tailor your public health studies to your community, country or around the globe.

This program is fully accredited by CEPH, and coursework is in these areas:

  • Biostatistics

  • Epidemiology

  • Cultural competency

  • Health communication

  • Leadership

  • Public health biology

  • Systems thinking

Tuition

The online tuition for this program is $1298 per credit hour.

#4 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Online Master of Public Health

Summary

No matter if you are a practicing public health professional or are new to the field, earning your MPH at this university will greatly broaden your view of public health around the country and the world.

This program is accredited by the the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council on Education in Public Health.

Some of the skills that you will learn in this MPH program include:

  • Be able to describe how current health care problems originated

  • Be able to implement best practices in community approaches to health care promotion

  • Apply the most modern and effective epidemiological methods

  • Come up with effective research protocols and be able to interpret the findings

  • Design effective planning and evaluation procedures

Tuition

The tuition for the part time, online MPH is $414 per credit hour.

#5 Walden University

Online Master of Public Health

Summary

The MPH program at Walden University addresses the serious need for highly prepared public health professionals, and will give you the quality credentials that you need to be an advocate for public health in your community, country and the world.

This program is fully accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

The MPH program can be completed entirely online in two years, and it will give you a strong foundation in all of the core disciplines in public health. You also will have full access to accomplished scholars and practitioners in the field of public health in the government and nonprofit sectors.

Tuition

The cost of this MPH program is $445 per credit hour.