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About the Program

About the program

Our award-winning Master of Public Health (MPH) curriculum is innovative education at its best! The integrated program begins with cross-disciplinary classes offering relevant practical skills with a collaborative learning structure focusing on health issues populations face. You will learn how to solve real problems gaining a better understanding of the determinants of health, applied methods, epidemiology of diseases, policy and ethics, and interventions.

We offer six MPH concentrations:

  • Environmental Health  looks at different factors in our environment and tries to understand their role in the health of individuals and populations.
  • Epidemiology  studies the trends, patterns, and causes related to disease in populations.
  • Health Policy and Management  is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the delivery, quality, and costs of health care for individuals and populations.
  • Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences  studies the health characteristics of populations and finds innovative ways to reduce risks and improve community capacity for population health improvement.
  • Occupational Safety and Health evaluates and provides interventions to reduce risk of injury and illness using ergonomics, human factors and wellness for future, current and past workers.
  • Biostatistics  uses statistical reasoning and methods to address major problems in public health.
    • Starting Fall 2024, we are currently not admitting to the MPH-Biostatistics program at this time. 

Admission Requirements 

No GRE score required!  Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university prior to the start of the program. In addition, please note that the following concentrations enforce a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA requirement.

GPA Requirement

The following programs have a minimum cumulative GPA requirement:

  • Epidemiology: 3.0
  • Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences: 2.75

Dates and Deadlines

Master of Public Health programs admits in the Fall term only (not spring or summer terms). Applications for Fall 2024 will open on Sept. 1, 2023. 

Application deadlines
Entering Semester Application Open Date Application Deadline Mandatory Orientations* First Class Day
Fall 2024  

March 15, 2024 (final deadline for international applicants)

May 1, 2024 (final deadline for domestic/U.S. applicants for all in-person MPH degree programs)

June 1, 2024 - U.S. applicant deadline extended only for the following MPH concentrations:

  • Environmental Health
  • Health Policy & Management
  • Occupational Safety & Health

July 1, 2024 (final deadline for domestic/U.S. applicants to the ONLINE MPH Epidemiology Degree Program only)

International Orientation** 

August 12,  2024

New Students

August 13, 2024


August 19, 2024

Spring 2025  August 13, 2024

October 15, 2024

(admitting to the following MPH concentrations only): 

  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences

Week of January 6-10, 2025

 January 13, 2025

Fall 2025 September 1, 2024

March 15, 2025 (final deadline for international applicants)

May 1, 2025 (final deadline for domestic/U.S. applicants for all in-person MPH degree programs)


(Mid August 2025)^


(Mid August 2025)^

*All new graduate students must attend mandatory SPH orientation sessions. More information will be shared via email. 
**All new international students must attend a SPH mandatory orientation. More information will be shared via email.
^ Dates will be determined upon release of the official 2025-2026 academic calendar. 

Cost of Attendance

For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our cost and tuition rates webpage ( This webpage will provide you with an opportunity to review estimated COA information for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as other resources such as the tuition calculator and billing and fee explanations.