BEST ONLINE MASTER’S IN PUBLIC HEALTH: STUDENTS BEFORE PROFITS AWARD 2017

BEST ONLINE MASTER’S IN PUBLIC HEALTH: STUDENTS BEFORE PROFITS AWARD 2017The Students Before Profits Award was created to promote nonprofit colleges and university offering degrees that put students before profits and education before the bottom line.  For our ranking of the 2017 Online Master’s of Public Health award winners, we chose online programs from nonprofit colleges and universities, accredited by CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health), with lower than average tuition cost and have ranked them by affordability.

Most people seeking a Master of Public Health degree are already working in the field in some capacity, so finding time to attend a face-to-face program might not be feasible.  Online Master of Public Health degree programs allow students to continue education on their own terms and grow their career options without having to take time away from their current occupation.

A Master of Public Health degree is a very useful and versatile degree that has many, many applications.  Students who study Public Health are learning to put policies into practice.  This degree focuses on the understanding of current public health dilemmas and current public health policy while also teaching the necessary skills in order to assess, re-imagine, and deploy new public health policy.  This degree can be applied to careers like health and safety engineer, epidemiologist, hospital administrator, or working for any number of government agencies like the EPA or the Health Department.  The field of public health is ever-expanding and has fantastic job security as the problems that public health professionals face are constantly changing and evolving.  Public health professionals will always have problems to solve as long as there is a public to keep healthy.

Note that tuition rates listed below are based on cost per credit and individual programs may have additional fees.

#1. University of Missouri – Columbia

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Affectionately known as Mizzou, (the exact origin of the name clipping is unknown, but at least dates back all the way to 1905), University of Missouri – Columbia is home to 35,000 currently enrolled students.   Founded in 1839 as part of Missouri Legislature’s passing of the Geyer Act, the school became the first public university west of the Mississippi River.  A lot has changed since then.  The University of Missouri – Columbia has grown to become the largest school in the state, and offers over 300 degree programs, eighty-nine of which are available completely online.  Located in the city of Columbia, a bustling college town build around the main campus, the University of Missouri is located in the heart of Missouri. The campus itself is beautifully landscaped, so much so that it is a designated botanic garden.  University of Missouri – Columbia is a public institution.

Program Overview

At the University of Missouri – Columbia, the Master of Public Health degree program is designed to help students to advance the health and well-being of communities, not only within the state but across the globe.  Understanding that the medical profession can be very busy and demanding, the Online Master of Public Health degree was designed to allow students a flexible means to advance their education. The program offers an array of asynchronous classes as well as synchronous sessions with multiple schedule times, ensuring the greatest amount of flexibility for students.  The online Master of Public Health degree is offered in one concentration online, Health Promotion & Policy.  The Health Promotion & Policy concentration will teach students to engage populations to understand implement public health to ensure community health. A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Missouri – Columbia is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $19,125

#2. University of South Florida

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Founded in 1956 on Henderson Air Field, an old World War II airstrip, the University of South Florida has grown to become the fourth-largest public university in Florida.  Located in the top tier of research universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and one of the top holders of US patents, the University of Florida is a research powerhouse.  University of South Florida is located in the city of Tampa, a coastal city overlooking the Tampa Bay that feeds into the Gulf of Mexico. Spread across the Tampa Bay Area, the University of South Florida has three different campuses in the area: USF, USF St. Petersburg, and USF Sarasota-Manatee.  Over 48,000 students are enrolled across the three campuses.  These students are offered 200+ potential degree programs to pursue.  University of South Florida is a public institution.  

Program Overview

Through the Office of Educational Technology and Assessment at the University of South Florida, the USF College of Public Health offers students a wide variety of Master of Public Health programs that can be taken entirely online.  Designed to take advantage of new online technologies, classes will incorporate forums, web conferences, wikis, and podcasts as an integral part of their curriculum.  The University of South Florida offers their program in seven different concentrations: Public Health Practice; Public Health Administration; Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief & Homeland Security; Epidemiology; Infection Control; Health, Safety & Environment; and Social Marketing.  By providing students with a large array of concentrations, students are able to choose a degree plan that is best suited to their needs as they plan for their career. A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of South Florida is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $23,310

#3. University of South Carolina

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At the center of the University of South Carolina System,  the University of South Carolina is the flagship school.  The University of South Carolina was founded in 1801 as South Carolina College with an initial class of just nine total students.  Now home to almost 34,000 students, the University of South Carolina is one of the largest colleges in the state.  The University of South Carolina is located at the top of the Congaree River in the state’s capital, Columbia.  In the midst of the downtown metropolitan area, the University of South Carolina sprawls across seven different satellite campuses. It is due to the school’s large footprint that it is able to provide over 350 degree programs.  The University of South Carolina has earned many recognition for it’s dedication to research, including recognition from the Carnegie Foundation.  The University of South Carolina is a public institution.  

Program Overview

The University of South Carolina offers their Master of Public Health degree in an entirely online program through their Professional Online Program.  Designed to be completed in less than two years, the degree is designed for current workers in the field of public health who need the flexibility of an online program.  Once completed with the program, students will be able to be leaders within their health organizations, develop programs to promote good health, evaluate current health programs, and develop information campaigns designed to promote public health. By attending this online course, students will be given access to the same nationally recognized faculty found on campus, as well as earn a degree from a university that is highly-recognized and respected in the medical community.   A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of South Carolina is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $24,891

#4. Nova Southern University

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Built on a former Naval Outlying Landing Field in the coastal city of Davie, Nova Southern University was established in the year 1964.  Then called Nova University, it wasn’t until its merger with the nearby Southeastern University of the Health Sciences that it became Nova Southern University.  Today, Nova Southern University spans across three different campuses across the Florida panhandle, its main campus located in Ft. Lauderdale.  They also maintain several smaller Student Education Centers, one of which located in Puerto Rico. Currently Nova Souther University offers sixty-five undergraduate programs and sixty graduate programs.  Across these 125 programs, approximately 25,000 students are actively enrolled.  Through it’s sixteen different colleges, Nova Southern University hopes to offer students with a large selection of field of study.  Nova Southern University is a private institution.

Program Overview

To help meet the demand of public health professionals, Nova Southern University has adapted its current Master of Public Health degree to provide the flexibility needed for current working professionals who seek to meet the needs of a growing industry.  Designed to teach students the necessary skills to be leaders in health care facilities, health care agencies, and any place in need of intelligent public health policy, the program imparts students with the necessary skills needed to plan, develop, implant, evaluate, and administer health-related programs.  The program itself can be completed entirely online but does require a weekend orientation, exit seminar, and a weekend seminar once the program has ended.  The program can be taken full-time or part-time.  A minimum of 46 credits are required for this program.

Accreditation: Nova Southern University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $25,155

#5. University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Located in Omaha, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Medical Center is part of the University of Nebraska System of public institutions of higher learning.  Having opened its doors initially in 1880 as a private medical college, it wasn’t until 1902 that it was incorporated into the state public learning system. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is currently the only public academic health sciences center in the state of Nebraska.  Over 3,700 students are currently enrolled at the University of Nebraska Medical Center enrolled in one of the more than two dozen programs of study available. Being located in Nebraska’s largest city, student have access to and are able to enjoy the downtown metropolitan area.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center is a public institution.

Program Overview

Wanting to deliver their already highly-reputable Public Health program outside the confines of their Omaha campus, the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has redesigned their Master of Public Health program to also be available entirely online.  Built around the University of Nebraska’s Online Worldwide program, students will be able to pursue three different specializations: Biostatistics, Environment & Occupational Health, and Public Health Practice.  Building on a basic foundation of core competencies of public health, students will then branch off to take classes designed to help them understand their specific area of specialization, providing students with a much more closely-tailored education.  A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Nebraska Medical Center is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $25,200

#6. University of Massachusetts Amherst

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The largest public university in New England, the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers students nearly 235 programs of study for which to choose from. Founded under the 1863 Federal Morill Land-Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst was initially named Massachusetts Agricultural College or more commonly “Mass Aggie”.  Initially opened in the town of Amherst, as the University grew parts of the campus expanded outwards into the neighboring town of Hadley. As the university continued to grow, it retained many of its initial buildings in order to ensure their historic value.  Currently university has approximately 29,000 students enrolled, making it the flagship school of the University of Massachusetts system.  The Carnegie Foundation has recently rated the university’s research activity to be “very high”.   The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public institution. 

Program Overview

Through its School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the University of Massachusetts offers an entirely online Master of Public Health degree program for students who require a more flexible education experience, whether it be due to distance from the Amherst campus or due to demands of their current work in the medical health profession. The program offers students two entirely online curriculums as well as a blended curriculum.   The Public Health Practice concentration and the Nutrition concentration are fully online experiences, while the Worcester program is offered to medical students and require on-campus visits.   Public Health Practice track is the oldest online MPH program and will prepare students to be able to understand current health care issues, and the skills needed to develop and deploy programs for health promotion.   These programs are designed to be completed in two years if taken full-time.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Massachusetts Amherst is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $25,410

#7. Des Moines University

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The largest medical school and one of the twenty largest medical schools in the country, Des Moines University enrolls over 1,700 students. Des Moines University is the second oldest osteopathic medical school in the nation.   Founded in 1898 as the Dr. S. S. Still College and Infirmary of Osteopathy & Surgery, it wasn’t until several name changes and over a hundred years would pass until the school would be renamed to Des Moines University in 1999.  Des Moines, Illinois is the capital of Iowa, and is a larger midwestern city with large ties to the insurance industry.  Offering just nine academic programs to its student body, Des Moines University is a very focused learning environment that specializes specifically in teaching medical sciences.  Des Moines University is a private institution

Program Overview

Offered through the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University, the Master of Public Health degree is offered through an entirely online format.  Students in the program will learn the knowledge and skills needs to make it as a public health professional by learning promote wellness among individuals and larger populations, as well as assessing, understanding and combatting future health risks.  The program is designed to allow current working professionals to participate without it interrupting their current work schedules.  Des Moines University offers this degree in three concentrations: General Public Health, Health Service Management, Health Promotion.  The degree program is designed to be completed in two and a half years or more.  Minimum of 46 credits are required to complete this program

Accreditation: Des Moines University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $27,508

#8. University of Florida

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Established in 1853 as the East Florida Seminary in Ocala, Florida,  it wasn’t until 1905 that three other colleges in the state of Florida consolidated into one to form the University of the State of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  To this day, the University of Florida has operated out of the Gainesville, Florida campus, although it has grown a great deal since 1905.  Gainesville is a mid-central Florida city that is home to both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, making it quite the college city.  Currently, the University of Florida is home to nearly 53,000 students making it the eight largest single-campus university in the United States.  Through it’s massive campus and the internet, the University of Florida offers nearly 330 plans of study for its students.  The University of Florida is a public institution.

Program Overview

To meet the needs of students who are either too far away from the Gainesville campus or are too busy currently working out in the field and cannot attend class, the University of Florida has adapted its Master of Public Health degree option into an entirely online format. Although students are not required to visit campus, the program does include opportunities to come to campus for supplemental learning experiences.  The degree plan is offered in one specialization: the Public Health Practice concentration.  There are two different program lengths, depending on whether the student is able to attend full-time or part-time.  Students who take this program will cover the topics necessary to making a well-rounded public health professional, preparing them for a life of leadership within their field.  A minimum of 48 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Florida is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $28,116

#9. San Jose State University

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Holding the distinction of being the oldest pubic institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States, San Jose State University was founded in 1857.  Opened by George W. Minns as the Minns Evening Normal School in San Francisco, it wasn’t until 1974 when the California legislature voted for a name change that it was renamed to San Jose University.  The founding member of the California State University system,  San Jose University is located in downtown San Jose –  a bustling west coast city.  San Jose University spans across much of the downtown San Jose area in order to house its student body of 33,000 students. Across its 154 acre campus, San Jose University offers 145 different areas of study.  San Jose State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

As the global need for public health education increases, San Jose University decided to adapt its Master of Public Health degree plan into an online format to help meet those needs and increase the global understanding of public health.  Offered both on campus and online, San Jose University offers the same specialization through both formats: Community Health Education.  The Master of Public Health: Community Health Education Online Format is a twenty-four month, cohort program.  Students will enter the program in a group, progress as a group, and ultimately complete the program together as well.  This cohort design is used to encourage completion rates and foster relationships amongst the students.  Students will meet once a year in San Jose for 4-5 days, other than that they are free to take the class entirely online.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: San Jose State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $29,295

#10. California State University, Northridge

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Proposed as an addition to Los Angeles State College, California State University, Northridge was opened in 1952.  One more name change later, the California State University, Northridge adopted it’s current name in the year 1972.  Now the school enrolls nearly 42,000 students, making it the largest school in the California State University System.  California State University, Northridge is located in the Northridge suburb of Los Angeles.  Occupying a small part of the San Fernando Valley, students in attendance have access to the experiences and opportunities that Los Angeles has to offer.  On campus and off, students can enroll in one or more of the school’s nearly 230 different plans of study.  California State University, Northridge is a public institution.

Program Overview

Offered within Tseng College for Midcareer Education, students can enroll in a Master of Public Health: Community Health Education degree offered by California State University, Northridge.  The course is designed to be completed in two years and follows the University’s cohort format.  The cohort format requires that all students in the course progress at the same rate and graduate at the same time which helps to increase completion rates as well as create relationships with students within the program.  The program was derive from the same on-campus curriculum and is also taught by the same on-campus faculty.  Students who complete the course will have covered the five core areas of public health and will be prepared to pursue careers in the public health profession A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: California State University, Tseng is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $30,072

#11. Kent State University

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Conceived as a teacher-training school in 1910 under the name Ohio State Normal College at Kent, Kent State University has been a hub for education in Ohio ever since.  Now renamed to the simpler Kent State University, the school operates across a total of eight campuses spread throughout the city of Kent.  The university was named after William S. Kent, the son of Marvin Kent for whom the city of Kent is named.  Known as “The Tree City”, Kent, Ohio lies north of Akron, Ohio along the Cuyahoga River.  Kent State University is now host to a student body of over 41,000 students and offers 300 different degree programs.  It also maintains campuses in New York City, Shanghai, and Florence.  Kent State University is a public institution

Program Overview

Located within the Kent State Online program, the university offers its Health and Policy Management concentration of their Master of Public Health program entirely online.  With two programs designed to take students either 24 or 27 months, the program aims to get students out into the field of Public Health in just over two years.   This particular degree program focuses on training students to address public health risk and develop effective health services delivery models for populations.  A minimum of 46 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Kent State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

#12. University of Iowa

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The oldest university in the state of Idaho and the originator of the Master of Fine Arts degree, University of Iowa open its doors to students in 1847.   University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a small mid-western city with lots of night life, and the only city in the United States to be added to UNESCO’s City of Literature program.  Now spanning a 1,700-acre campus along the banks of the Iowa River, students are given a beautiful and peaceful backdrop to which they pursue their education.  The University of Iowa is home to over 32,000 students and offers over 200 plans of study across its eleven colleges.    The University of Iowa is a public institution. 

Program Overview

In collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University has designed a distance-based Master of Public Health program to help fit a very specific, but underserved group of medical professionals looking to continue their education.   The Master of Public Health for Practicing Veterinarians degree plan is designed to allow practicing veterinarians to attend Iowa State University’s Master of Public Health program without too many interruptions to their current working schedules.  Students will be required to attend two 2-week summer institutes each summer during the program, but otherwise will take the entirety of the class online.  The program is designed to be completed in two years. A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Iowa is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $30,471

#13. University of New England

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Spread across two campuses in Maine, the University of New England teaches its student body of over 10,000 across its Biddeford and Portland campuses.  The Biddeford campus is located along the ocean where the Saco River empties into the Atlantic Ocean in a quaint seaside village, and the Portland campus is located in the the historic district of this New England suburban town.   The two campuses are just a few minutes by car ride from one another.  Initially opened in 1939 as an all-boys college named College Séraphique, University of New England is now co-educational since 1967.  Now, University of New England offers students over seventy different degree programs across its six colleges.  The University of New England is a private institution. 

Program Overview

To prepare current working professionals for their future in the field of public health, University of New England has developed their online Master of Pubic Health degree program to offer the highest degree of flexibility.  The program requires absolutely no visits to their campuses in Maine, and can be completed in eighteen months when attempted full-time.  The classes are delivered asynchronously ensuring that students a way to work the classes around their current schedules. Through this program students will be prepared to be leaders in their field by gaining the information necessary to promote health in communities, large and small.  This program requires a minimum of 46 units.

Accreditation: University of New England is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $30,820

#14. East Tennessee State University

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At the corner of the state where Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia meet, East Tennessee University is located in Johnson City – a beautiful southern college town with a rich night life for students.   Founded as the East Tennessee State Normal School in 1911 to train the next generation of teachers, East Tennessee State University expanded it’s liberal arts offerings eventually becoming East Tennessee State University in 1963.  Now, the college has grown to occupy four different campuses  offering 140 degree programs to a student body of 14,000+.  Located only thirty minutes from the Appalachian Trail, East Tennessee State University has a very strong community around activities in the great outdoors.  East Tennessee State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

At East Tennessee State University, the faculty knows that school growth does not need to be limited to the physical space that the campus can occupy.   That is why since the year 2001, East Tennessee State University has invested greatly in it’s ETSU Online program to offer students entirely online degree programs.  Now, the school offers 45 fully online degrees, including their Master of Public Health degree program. The Master of Public Health program is offered in three concentrations: Community Health, Epidemiology, and Health Services Administration.  Through these three tracks, students can focus their education in a way that will benefit the career path that they are currently working down, or plan to enter. A minimum of 43 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: East Tennessee State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $31,003

#15. A.T. Still University

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The first osteopathic medical school in the entire world, A.T. Still University started making it’s mark on medical education in the year 1892 when it was opened.  A.T. Still University was founded in Kirksville, Missouri, a small college town located in northern Missouri. Kirksville is home to one other college campus, Truman State University A second campus in Mesa, Arizona was opened in the 1990s.  Now, A.T. Still University has three different colleges within the school at each campus for a total of six.  Focusing closely on dental, health sciences, and osteopathy, A.T. Still University excels in the specialized education of future medical professionals.  A.T. Still University offers 35 total degree programs to its student body of nearly 3,200.  A.T. Still University is a private institution.

Program Overview

Following their vision of osteopathic medicine, the treatment of the body as a whole and not a collection of symptoms,  A.T. Still University applies this value to the the curriculum of their online Master of Public Health degree.   With the goal of creating elite healthcare professionals meant to lead the future of healthcare, the program follows closely new public health standards ensuring students with the most up-to-date information.  Online classes allow up to only sixteen students to make sure that students can foster relationships with one another as well as a relationship with the instructor.  A minimum of 64 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: A.T. Still University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $31,792

#16. Florida A&M University

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Ranked the #1 HBCU in the nation for total research and development expenditures by the National Science Foundation, Florida A&M University is a leader in higher education in the United States.  Opened in 1887 in opposition of racially segregated schools, Florida A&M University, then called the State Normal College for Colored Students, gave African-American students a place of higher education when laws required that they were not allowed into “white” colleges.  In 1905, control of the school was taken over by Florida’s Board of Control officially designating the school as an institution for higher education in the state.  Now, Florida A&M University is one of the largest HBCUs in the United States.  A member of the University System of Florida, Florida A&M University offers nearly 100 programs to it’s student body of 10,500.   Florida A&M University is located on the highest hill in Tallahassee, Florida.  Florida A&M University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Florida A&M University offers its Master of Public Health degree program through it’s FAMUOnline service.  The FAMUOnline program is cutting-edge web portal service that allows students to access the entirety of an online degree program offered at Florida A&M University. The Master of Public Health degree offered by FAMUOnline is the first to be offered by an HBCU and the first to be offered in North Florida.  The program leverages it’s connections to the CDC, EPA, and other state and federal public health organizations to tailor their student’s learning experience to what is required on the job, as well as help place them into relevant positions.  A minimum of 50 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Florida A&M University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $32,500

#17. Idaho State University

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Named and renamed five different times in its 115 year history, Idaho State University has existed in many forms; as a technical institute, an auxiliary campus for the University of Idaho, and a state college.  Now, Idaho State University offers it’s student body of 13,000 over 250 different programs of study. A leader in the state for the education of health professionals, Idaho State University also offers a wide array of other learning experiences.  Idaho State University is located in Pocatello, Idaho, the fifth largest town in the city with a population clocking in just shy of 55,000 people.  Pocatello, Idaho is a town of rolling green hills, blue skies, and fresh air.  Due to it’s great climate, students are afforded ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.  Idaho State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Due to Idaho’s geographic nature, Idaho State University created it’s online Master of Public of Health degree program to not only be suitable for working professionals, but also for students who live in rural, and remote locations.  Offering the only CEPH-accredited program in Idaho, Idaho State University is at the forefront of Public Health education in the state. Classes are taught by faculty from both the Pocatello and Meridian campuses.   The degree program focuses on community health by teaching students how to conduct epidemiological studies, public health research, while learning to overcome cultural disparities in the application of community health.  A minimum of 48 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Idaho State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $33,120

#18. University of Illinois at Chicago

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In 1982, the University of Illinois at Chicago was formed when two separate University of Illinois campuses, the Chicago Circle campus and the Medical Center campus, combined to form one college. Now the largest university in the Chicago area, the University of Illinois at Chicago offers it’s student body of 29,000+ students nearly 300 different programs including Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, and certificates.  Despite having such a large student body, the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of 1:17.  Having reached Carnegie “Research I” status, the University of Illinois at Chicago is in the upper echelon research universities.  This dedication to research has led the University of Illinois at Chicago to becoming the largest medical school in the entire United States. The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public institution.  

Program Overview

To meet the demands of current workers in the field of public health,  the School of Public Health at University of Illinois at Chicago has designed their online Master of Public Health program to be entirely online, and asynchronous. This way students are able to learn whenever, wherever they are.  This program of study requires approximately eight to ten hours of student participation per week, and students are not required to ever visit campus.  Their Master of Public Health concentrations offered to students through the online program are Community Health Sciences and Health Policy & Administration. A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Illinois at Chicago is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $33,306

#19. Oregon MPH Program

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Born out of a unique partnership between Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University, the Oregon MPH program is a dedicated MPH-granting entity designed to pool the resources of both Portland institutions to provide one of the best Master of Public Health programs in the state.  By allowing students access to either campus, whether it be the downtown campus of Portland State University or the health science center at Oregon Health & Science University, students are afforded a wider range of courses and opportunities to learn and grow in the field of public health. Oregon MPH Program is a public institution.

Program Overview

Offered through the Oregon Health & Science University campus, the Oregon MPH Program offers it’s Primary Health Care & Health Disparities track in an entirely online format. The Primary Health Care & Health Disparities teaches students primary health care philosophy in order to equip them to better fight health disparities in public health populations.  Students who complete this program will be ready to step into leadership roles within health care organizations such as health departments, health agencies, and community health centers.   A minimum of 58 credits are required to finish this program.

Accreditation: Oregon MPH Program is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $33,408

#20. Florida International University

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Belonging to the State University System of Florida, Florida International University is located in Miami, Florida, spread across two campuses.  Founded in 1965 inside the old Tamiami Airport, the university has grown over the past five decades to becoming the fourth-largest university in the United States with a total student population of over 55,000.   Offering nearly 200 programs of study, Florida International University affords students many opportunities to pursue different paths of learning while being able to enjoy the rich culture of the city of Miami.  Florida International University is a public institution.

Program Overview

A part of the prestigious Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University’s Master of Public Health program is offered in several different concentrations and specializations including but not limited to Epidemiology, Environmental & Occupational Health, and Health Policy & Management.  Allowing students to study online, Florida International University hopes to attract working professionals who are looking to continue their education without interfering with their current work schedule.  A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Florida International University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $35,730

#21. Northern Illinois University

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In the college town of DeKalb, Illinois, Norther Illinois University has educated students from across the globe since it’s founding in May of 1895.  With a current student body of more than 20,000 students, Northern Illinois University is made up of seven different colleges offering over 200 degree programs.  Home to the NIU Huskies, Northern Illinois University is the only public university in Illinois with a team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Northern Illinois University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Northern Illinois University offers their Master of Public program in two different specializations: Health Promotion or Health Services Management. Students studying the Health Promotion track will learn to create programs that assist people in choosing healthier lifestyles.  Students who follow the Health Services Management track will learn to evaluate the different facets of a health care services and teach them ways to improve them.  Both programs are offered fully online, and are designed for current working professionals who want to pursue further education.  Full-time students can expect to finish the program in at least two years.  A minimum of 43 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Northern Illinois University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $36,596

#22. Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Opened in the Hampton Roads-area of Norfolk, Virginia in the 1960s to ensure the training of more physicians to support the growing population in the area, Eastern Virginia Medical School is now home to a student population of  over 1,100 students studying a very focused assortment of medical degrees.  Eastern Virginia Medical School has a storied history of community service efforts, having pioneered such programs as Global Brigades, Operation Smile, and Physicians for Peace.  Eastern Virginia Medical School is a private institution.

Program Overview

Offered in four specialized tracks: Epidemiology, Global Environmental Health, Health Management and Policy, and Health Promotion, Eastern Virginia Medical School offers their Master of Public Health degree in collaboration through a joint program with Old Dominion University.  Students who complete this degree program will learn skills that can be utilized in the practice of community-based public health, population-based research, and healthcare management.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Eastern Virginia Medical School is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $37,195

#23. University of Alaska Anchorage

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The history of the University of Alaska Anchorage dates back to 1954, before Alaska was even a state.  Opened as Anchorage Community College, the school was located at Elmendorf Air Force base, serving a little over 400 students.  Finally becoming what we now know as University of Alaska Anchorage in 1987, the school now serves 20,000 students and is the largest school in the University of Alaska system.  Located near the downtown area of Anchorage, the school is located next to Goose Lake Park.  University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution.  

Program Overview

With working professionals in mind, the University of Alaska Anchorage Master of Public Health online degree program allows students to pursue their studies around their current work demands.  This degree is almost entirely online, requiring one mandatory meeting in Anchorage each year.  This interdisciplinary degree has students prepare to identify the health needs of population, as well as afford them the tools and skills to properly implement and administer public health policy. A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Alaska Anchorage is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $38,094

#24. New Mexico State University

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Opened in 1888 as the Las Cruces College, later renamed New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, New Mexico State University is now home to approximately 18,500 students.   New Mexico State University is the oldest public college in the state of New Mexico.  Located in the city of Las Cruces, the campus is surrounded by beautiful, uninterrupted desert.  New Mexico State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Designed for working health practitioners who are unable to attend campus, the On-Line Master of Public Health degree at New Mexico State University can be completed in two years when done full-time.  The online curriculum is a version of the same Master of Public Health program being offered on New Mexico State University’s campus.  The goals of the program are to prepare competent health professionals with the necessary knowledge needed to promote public health education through diverse populations, as well as essential knowledge needed for advanced health management, administration, and policy development.  A minimum of 48 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: New Mexico State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $40,286

#25. University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Initially an academic extension center, the University of Alabama became it’s own entity in 1969.  Now home to nearly 20,000 students enrolled in one or more of their 140 programs offered, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of the three schools within the University of Alabama system of higher education.  Sitting in the middle of the ever-growing city of Birmingham, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has become an anchor for the community for which the city has sprung up around. University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public institution.

Program Overview

With six different concentrations (Environmental Health & Toxicology, Epidemiology, Health Behavior, Health Care Organization, Industrial Hygiene, Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership, and Occupational Health & Safety) as well as a dual degree in Social Work, the University of Alabama at Birmingham offers a vast array of online Master of Public Health degrees. The online Master of Public Health degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is designed to provide flexible degree paths that best suit current working professionals needs.  A minimum of 41 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Alabama at Birmingham is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $40,720

#26. University of Arizona

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Before Arizona was even a state, there was University of Arizona.  Established in 1885, when Arizona was still a territory, the University of Arizona has grown to be the home of more than 42,000 students.  The University of Arizona’s main campus is located in the city of Tucson and also includes the Banner University Medical Center Tucson under it’s collegiate umbrella.  The school currently offers 334 different degrees to study.  University of Arizona is a public institution. 

Program Overview

Offering concentrations in Applied Epidemiology, Health Services Administration, and Health Promotion, the University of Arizona’s online Master of Public Health program offers students a variety of potential specializations to pursue.  The program is designed with working professionals in mind and is entirely online; no visits to campus required.  Through completing this degree program, students will have a greater understanding of the future problems facing public health policy, health care systems, and community health outreach.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Arizona is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $40,960

#27. Medical College of Wisconsin

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Dating back to as early as 1893, the Medical College of Wisconsin is one of two medical school within the state.  Operating independently of Marquette University after being spun-off in 1967, the college resides in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee.  With a student body of 1,200, Medical College of Wisconsin is a smaller school with a very focused mission, to be a leader in the education of the next-generation of health practitioners.  Medical College of Wisconsin is a private institution. 

Program Overview

Established in 1986, Medical College of Wisconsin’s Master of Public Health program continues to offer the same high-quality education while still being flexible enough to fit into the lives of working professionals.  Now offered completely online, the degree program provides students with opportunities to also gain certificates in Community Health Assessment and Planning, as well as Population Health Management.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Medical College of Wisconsin is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $42,000

#28. University of North Texas Health Science Center

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Comprised of five different colleges, University of North Texas Health Science Center was established in 1970 as a graduate-level institution.  Located in Forth Worth, Texas, University of North Texas Health Science Center is a rather small college, with a student population just shy of 2,300 students.  Focusing on the training of tomorrow’s health care professionals, the school’s smaller-size allows for a more intimate and focused education for it’s students.  Having contributed to breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s and forensic genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center is on the forefront of medical advancement.

Program Overview

The Master of Public Health Professional Option offered at University of North Texas Health Science Center, offers students an entirely online option for earning a Master’s of Public Health degree.  This degree focuses on preparing students with an understanding of health policy and management, and leadership skills with a focus on professionalism within the field.  This focus on professionalism is to teach students basic principles of ethical analysis in order to ensure fair and balanced application and development of public health policy.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of North Texas Health Science Center is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $42,048

#29. University of North Dakota

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The biggest and the oldest university in North Dakota, University of North Dakota opened its doors to students in 1883.  Located in the college town of Grand Forks, the University of North Dakota is home to a student body of nearly 15,000.  The University of North Dakota offers over 225 degrees of study, and 3000 courses. The University of North Dakota is a public institution. 

Program Overview

Beginning every fall, the University of North Dakota offers it’s Master of Public health degree entirely online through live broadcasts of all of their courses.   The course focuses on population health improvement and investigation into public health strategy development.  Full-time students can complete the course in as little as two years.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of North Dakota is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $42,476

#30. University of West Florida

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North of downtown Pensacola, the main campus of University of West Florida is located within a natural woodland situated along the Escambia River.  Established in 1963, University of West Florida boasts a student body of nearly 13,000 students.  University of West Florida is also home to one of the nation’s most robust online campuses, offering over 400 online courses with nearly thirty completely online degree programs.  

Program Overview

Since 2006, University of West Florida has been offering their Master’s of Public Health degree in a completely online format. With a decade of experience in online teaching, the Master of Public Health program at University of West Florida trains students to become the next generation of public health professionals by focusing on the necessary skills and understandings needed to navigate the field of public health, such as policy planning and disease intervention.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of West Florida is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $47,880

#31. Loyola University Chicago

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One of the largest Catholic universities in the United States, Loyola University Chicago enrolls nearly 16,000 students with over 200+ degree programs to choose from.  Founded by Jesuits in 1870, Loyola has received national-acclaim for it’s Loyola University Medical Center.  Established in Chicago, Illinois initially as St. Ignatius College, Loyola University Chicago has remained a pillar of the city of Chicago’s economy and culture.  Loyola University Chicago is a private institution.

Program Overview

Loyola University Chicago’s Master of Public Health degree is offered in two concentrations: Public Health Policy and Management, and Epidemiology.  It’s important to note that only Public Health Policy and Management is offered entirely online, while the Epidemiology concentration is a hybrid-program, requiring campus visits.  The program at Loyola University Chicago focuses on issues of bioethics, asking students to examine the racial and economic disparities within public health policy.  A minimum of 44 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Mercer University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $44,132

#32. University of California, Berkeley

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The oldest school in the University of California higher education system, University of California, Berkeley was founded in 1868 when the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland merged with the private College of California. Now home to nearly 40,000 students, the University of California, Berkeley offers almost 350 degree programs for its student body. University of California, Berkeley is a public institution. 

Program Overview

University of California, Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health degree program allows students to earn a Master of Public Health degree with a Health Policy and Management Concentration with minimal visits to the Berkeley campus.  While almost entirely online, students are required to visit the campus once per year.  With its interdisciplinary curriculum, students will be prepared with a degree that is flexible enough to meet the needs of different careers within the public health profession.  This program can be completed in approximately two years when attempted full-time.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of California, Berkeley is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $47,000

#33. Mercer University

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With more than 8,500 students enrolled, Mercer University is the oldest private university in Georgia.  Located in the small southern town of Macon, Georgia, Mercer University was founded in 1833.  Currently, Mercer University offers over 130 different degree programs across its twelve schools.  Mercer University prides itself on its idea of liberal learning, providing students with a wide breadth of classes to ensure a rich, and expansive college education.  Mercer University is a private institution. 

Program Overview

To prepare students for the growing field of Public Health, Mercer University offers a generalist Master’s of Public Health degree preparing prospective graduates with the knowledge needed to influence public health policy, promote population wellness, and help disease prevention.   This generalist degree will teach students a broad understanding of the various skills and information needed to work in jobs such as health educator, epidemiologist, and biostatistician.  This degree is available completely online, and can be completed by full-time students in two years. A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Mercer University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $47,880

#34. Loma Linda University

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Located in sunny Southern California, Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institute of higher learning that specializes in health-sciences.  Loma Linda University opens its doors to students in 1905, initially as a sanitarium.  It wasn’t until 1961 that the school was renamed Loma Linda University, after the city is resides in.  Offering over 100 programs through eight different schools, Loma Linda is home to over 4,500 students. Loma Linda University is a private institution.

Program Overview

Loma Linda University’s provides their Master of Public Health is offered in one specialization, Health Education. The Health Education degree program teaches students how to effectively promote positive health behaviors.  The program is designed to be completed in 2.5-3 years when taken full-time.  Designed to prepare students for potential jobs as a Health Educator, County Health Manager, or University Instructor, the degree program focuses on community assessment of health programs, as well as health education interventions. A minimum of 56 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Loma Linda University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $49,280

#35. University of Minnesota

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In 1851, University of Minnesota was established in the Twin Cities.  With two campuses, one in Minneapolis and another in St. Paul, University of Minnesota is the oldest member of the University of Minnesota system of higher education.  Made up of nineteen colleges, the University of Minnesota is a dedicated research university.  The University of Minnesota is a public institution. 

Program Overview

University of Minnesota provides students with one degree path in their online offerings.  The Master of Public Health Maternal & Child Health program applies theories and skills of public health to a degree program specializing in the health promotion of families and children.  Students who complete this program will have a better understanding of the health issues that face women and children, as well a the skills needs to create policy to promote and protect the health of these underserved populations.  This degree program is available entirely online and can be completed by full-time students in two years. A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Minnesota is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $50,208

#36. Benedictine University

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Initially known as St. Procopius College, Benedictine University was founded by Benedictine monks in the year 1887.  Since then, Benedictine University has continued it’s heritage of Catholic intellectual tradition, applying those values to their current collegiate culture.  Located in Lisle, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, Benedictine University enrolls nearly 2,400 graduate students. Benedictine University is a private institution. 

Program Overview

Benedictine University’s Online Master of Public Health Degree offers four different certificates to its students: Health Management and Policy, Emergency Preparedness, Health Education and Promotion, and Epidemiology certificates.  While including the typical core subjects found within a public health curriculum, the degree program often integrates urban planning, advocacy, social sustainability, and social work in order to provide students with a richer, broader learning experience. This program can be completed in under two years if taken full-time.  A minimum of 78 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Benedictine University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $50,700

#37. Tulane University

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In the historic city of New Orleans, Louisiana, Tulane University was founded in the year 1834.  Now a private research university, it initially was opened as a public medical college hoping to fight the yellow fever and cholera epidemics of the time.  With over 1,700 classes and 70 majors to choose from, Tulane University offers a world-class education in a beautiful, coastal city.  Tulane University is a private institution. 

Program Overview

For over ten years, Tulane University has been offering it’s Master of Public Health degree programs through their Center for Applied Environmental Public Health.  Tulane University provides students with three different tracks: Occupational Health and Safety Management, Occupational and Environmental Health, and Disaster Management.  The degree program is built for health and safety professionals hoping to further their careers through continued education.  When taken full-time students can expect to complete this program of study in just over two years.   A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Tulane University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $50,736

#38. Augusta University

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On the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta University resides in the hard of Georgia’s second-largest city, Augusta.  In heart of a bustling, artistic downtown, August University is a public research university dedicated to the education of future health care providers. Augusta University offers its student body of over 8,000 students over 130 different degree programs to choose from. Established in 1828, the school has been a leader in medicine and healthcare promotion.  Augusta University is a public institution.

Program Overview

The Augusta University Master of Public Health degree program prepares students to grow into public health leaders through teaching the skills necessary for disease prevention, health service delivery, and promotion of healthy populations.  The program offers four different concentrations: Health Informatics, Health Management, Environmental Health, and Social & Behavioral Sciences.  By offering these different programs, students can specialize their education to best suit the needs of the current field they are working in, or to better complement a potential career pivot that the student plans to make.  A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Augusta University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $50,940

#39. University of Montana

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Nestled at the base of Mount Sentinel, along the Clark Fork River, The University of Montana located in the town of Missoula lends students a picturesque environment to pursue their education. University of Montana offers students up to 174 different degree programs to choose from.  Founded in 1893, University of Montana was awarded the “most scenic campus in America” by Rolling Stone magazine.  University of Montana is a public institution.

Program Overview

Committed to providing an education that speaks to the needs of students today, all of University of Montana’s Master of Public Health courses are available online no matter what the specialization the student chooses.  In this program, students will learn to influence legislative and social polices, learn strategies for solving health-related problems, as well as learn how to better communicate and assume roles of leadership.   Students can expect to complete the program in two years if the program is attempted full-time, although the program can be taken at a part-time rate as well.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Montana is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $51,030

#40. Colorado School of Public Health

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On July 1st, 2008, Colorado School of Public Health opened its doors to students.  A collaborative school of public health, the school is comprised of three state universities: the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and University of North Colorado. Leveraging the combined efforts and resources of the three schools, Colorado School of Public Health leads by example, showing that the issue of public health is one that requires collaboration. 

Program Overview

Understanding the needs of working professionals who desire to continue their education, the Master of Public Health in Leadership and Public Health Practice degree program allows students to pursue their studies in a way that fits around their current life.  Almost entirely online, the degree program does require two visits to campus during their studies.  This plan of study is designed to be taken full-time or part-time.  Students can expect to finish the program in two years if taken full-time.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Colorado School of Public Health is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $63,600

#41. University at Albany – SUNY

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Overlooking the west bank of the Hudson River, University of Albany – SUNY is located in the capital of New York state, and is approximately 150 miles upriver of New York City.  Founded in 1844, University at Albany – SUNY – then called the Normal School – was primarily for the training of teachers. Now, University at Albany is a part of the State University of New York system of higher education and offers over 130 graduate degrees to approximately 4,600 students. University at Albany – SUNY is a public institution.

Program Overview

Entirely online, University at Albany’s Online MPH in Public Health Practice, provides students with a strong foundation to engage in public health issues once they graduate from the program.  Focusing on studies of disease control initiatives, evaluation models and methodologies, public health interventions and program planning, the Online MPH program will provide students the various skills needs to succeed out in the field.  The program is designed to be taken on a part-time basis, and if taken at this rate it can be completed in approximately 2-3 years.   A minimum of 51 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University at Albany – SUNY is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $52,097

#42. New York Medical College

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Twenty-five miles north of Manhattan,  New York Medical College sits on a beautifully scenic campus in Valhalla, New York.  Founded as the Homeopathic Medical College of New York in 1860, New York Medical College has contributed to the medical community for over a century.  New York Medical College has been on the forefront of fighting bigotry and promoting equality by allowing women and African-Americans to enroll as early as 1863. The campus also proudly celebrates it’s heritage as a Jewish university, providing Jewish students with kosher dining halls and a schedule that observes Jewish holidays and tradition.  New York Medical College is a private institution.

Program Overview

Offering specializations in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Science, and Health Policy and Management, New York Medical College’s Master of Public Health degree programs allow students to find their niche within the field of public health.  A One Year Accelerated MPH program is also offered for Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion, and Health Policy and Management.  The Accelerated Program can be completed in one year.  A minimum of 46 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: New York Medical College is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $54,470

#43. John Hopkins University

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Named after American philanthropist Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University opened it’s doors in the year 1876.  Located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University was the first private research university.  At the time, the $7 million dollars donated to open the university was the largest philanthropic gift of it’s kind in the history of the United States.  John Hopkins University has grown beyond its initial campus to having locations in Washington, D.C. as well as campuses overseas in Bologna, Italy, Nanjing, China, and Singapore.  John Hopkins University is a private institution. 

Program Overview

John Hopkins University’s online Master of Public Health degree is designed to be approached in a part-time manner, resulting in students graduating in 2-3 years.  The program requires students to attend class on campus for four-weeks out of the entirety of the program.  Students can attend class at the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, or the Barcelona campus.  Through this program, students will gain a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to tackling global health issues.  A minimum of 52 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: John Hopkins University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $54,860

#44. University of San Francisco

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Initially founded as St. Ignatius Academy in 1855, University of San Francisco is located in downtown San Francisco.  Continuing it’s long, rich history as a Jesuit Catholic university, University of San Francisco focuses the understanding of science, religion, and reason as complementary components of education.  Despite it’s background, the University is committed to providing education to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.  University of San Francisco is a private institution.

Program Overview

To prepare students for a demanding career negotiating the future problems and concerns regarding population health, University of San Francisco’s Master of Public Health degree program synthesizes teachings in epidemiology, biostatistics, community and behavioral health, environmental health, and public health policy and management to provide an all-encompassing, blended understanding of the public health landscape.  The online program is designed to be primarily asynchronous allowing students to complete coursework on their own schedule.  However, the degree program does require attendance of two out of three webinars during each semester. A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of San Francisco is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $58,275

#45. Northeastern University

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With it’s main campus in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, Northeastern University was established in 1898.  At the time it was known as the Evening Institute for Younger Men, and was renamed in 1923.  Northeastern University is a private school with several satellite campuses located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Washington, and Silicon Valley, California.  

Program Overview

Specializing in Urban Health,  Northeastern University provides students with an entirely online Master’s of Public Health degree program with a focus on providing the skills and information to suit the public health needs of urban communities. Incorporating Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Public Health Administration and Policy, as well as Social, Behavior and Health studies, the program aims to create a broad, balanced understanding of the problems and issues of public health. If taken full-time, this program can be completed in two years.  A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Northeastern University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $58,296

#46. Emory University

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Inside the historic neighborhood of Druid Hills in Atlanta, Georgia, Emory University is renowned for it’s liberal arts program as well as Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest healthcare system.  Established in 1836, Emory University received a massive donation as well as land from Asa Candler, the founder of the Coca-Cola company, in 1915 to help grow the university.  While not official, Coca-Cola is widely considered to be the drink of choice amongst Emory University students.  Emory University is a private university.

Program Overview

Designed to provide working professionals a more flexible way to participate in Emory University’s Master’s of Public Health degree program, the Executive MPH offered three areas of concentration: Applied Epidemiology, Applied Public Health Informatics, and Prevention Science.  Through this program, students will gain the skills needed to participate in public health related fields as well as the practical knowledge needed to be successful on the job day-to-day.  This program is offered primarily online, but does require students to visit the campus twice a semester. A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: Emory University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $63,600

#47. George Washington University

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Right in the middle of Washington, D.C., George Washington University was founded in 1821 through an Act of Congress to ensure the dream of President George Washington to establish an institution of higher-learning located directly in the heart of our fledgling nation. With over 26,000 students across three different campuses, George Washington University challenges it’s student body through education in order to become better global citizens. 

Program Overview

Offered within the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University, the MPH@GW program of study offers students four different Focus Areas: Health Communication, Health Policy, Program Planning & Evaluation, and Global Health.  The program also offers an accelerated version that allows students to enroll full-time, affording prospective students the ability to complete the program in one year.  Through this program, graduates will be prepared to enter the field of public health with the professionalism, competencies, understanding, and leadership required to succeed.  A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: George Washington University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $67,500

 

#48. University of Southern California

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Located in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, University of Southern California has remained an institution in the west coast city since it’s establishment in 1880.  With a student body of over 43,000, University of Southern California not only leads in private research, it is also it’s oldest private research university.  University of Southern California is a private institution. 

Program Overview

University of Southern California offers four specialized tracks of their Master of Public Health curriculum online.  Designed to be taken online at any time, from any location, the course aims to have students graduate the program in as little as two years.  By specializing in Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Health Education & Promotion, Global Health Leadership, or GeoHealth, University of Southern California allows potential students to find a track that best fits the individuals needs.  A minimum of 47 credit hours are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of Southern California is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $75,379

#49. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Chartered in 1789 and opened to students in 1795, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is the nation’s first public university.  Located in the beautiful town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill employs a faculty of over 3,600 and currently has a student body of over 29,000.  With fourteen different schools within the university, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill offers over 250 different degree programs.

Program Overview

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill offers four different options for students pursuing a Master’s of Public Heath online.  Three of the options require minimal visits to the Chapel Hill campus, while their Global Online Master of Public Health does not require any campus visits.  Designed to cater to the needs of working professionals, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has created an entirely online program meant to teach prospective students the necessary skills to negotiate the complexities of worldwide public health issues. A minimum of 42 credit hours are required to complete this program.

Accreditation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $75,572

#50. West Virginia University

West Virginia University

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West Virginia University School is a public non-profit university located in Morgantown, Western Virginia.  Founded in 1867, West Virginia University was established to teach engineering and agriculture.  The school was founded as part of the Morill Act, a piece of legislation that offered federally owned land to states to establish colleges. 

Program Overview

West Virginia University offers a Master’s of Public Health in Social & Behavioral Sciences through their SOLE (Secure OnLine Environment) distance-based education system.  Students in this program will focus on Social & Behavioral Sciences, meaning that they will learn the ways in which social, behavioral, and environmental factors effect populations and individuals over time.  This degree will allow students to engage in the administration, development, and evaluation of public health policy.  A minimum of 44 credits are required to complete the program.

Accreditation: West Virginia University is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Tuition: $81,972