Master of Public Health

Classes Start April 30

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program is designed to challenge and change the way you think about the health of population groups, while preparing you to lead projects and teams that implement solutions for a diverse range of public health programs and policies.

Whether you are new to public health or are an existing healthcare professional, Chamberlain’s MPH degree program can help position you to reach your goals.

  • Responsive and engaged faculty
  • Earn in as few as 4 semesters* with accelerated study
  • 100% online coursework available 24/7
  • No GRE or entrance exams

*Written approval is required by program director for accelerated, 4-semester option; 6 semesters with year-round, full-time study.

Classes start April 30, request more information to get started. 
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What will I learn?

The interdisciplinary coursework draws on systems thinking knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines, including research, epidemiology, leadership, public health policy, environmental science, health promotion and communication.

  • Accelerated, Full-Time and Part-Time options are available
  • Work with a public health professional and focus on an area of public health of your choice
  • Earn your MPH on your time with no mandatory lecture or login times and no group grades
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What will my courses look like?

The MPH degree program is designed to prepare students to become public health practitioners who work with communities and populations throughout the world to promote healthy living and prevent community health problems such as disease, poverty, health access disparities and violence. The coursework draws on systems thinking knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines. The purpose of the MPH program is to prepare graduates to become leadership change agents improving health outcomes at the population and community level.

At the end of the MPH program, you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned into practice through a two-part fieldwork practicum opportunity. During this time you will work with a public health professional of your choice and you will have the opportunity to focus on an area of public health that interests you. This allows you to synthesize and demonstrate what you have learned in a practical setting and to contribute to meaningful change in public health outcomes.

Take the next influential step in your career and earn a Master of Public Health degree in as few as 6 semesters* from Chamberlain University.

The online MPH coursework provides a scientific and practical base for public health practice.

Coursework includes:

  • Quantitative methods in public health (biostatistics)
  • Epidemiology
  • Leadership and emotional intelligence
  • Healthcare policy
  • Community activism and program development
  • Behavioral and social aspects of public health (the social determinants of health)
  • Environmental health
  • Cultural competency and health communication

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Why MPH?

The Master of Public Health degree can be applied in a variety of settings and positions

  • Health officer
  • Occupational health and safety specialist
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Disease investigator
  • Public health educator
  • Public health information officer
  • Public health analyst
  • Public health policy coordinator
  • Public health emergency preparedness and response coordinator
  • Global health professional
  • Research analyst
  • Health policy advisor
  • Epidemiologist
  • Community health worker
  • Biostatistician
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Policy advisor
Master of Public Health in action

Healthcare professionals with advanced training (i.e. physicians, nurses, veterinarians, pharmacists, physical therapists, social workers, safety engineers) may find that the MPH degree will add value to their professional practice as they seek to enhance their skills with different populations and communities.

We strive to build a culture of health, equipping extraordinary health professionals with the values, behaviors and knowledge base required not only to succeed but drive healthcare forward.

Dr. Kia James

EdD, MPH, RN, MPH Program Director


How do I get in?

It is strongly recommended that completed applications, along with any supporting materials for admission, be submitted as early as possible. Applications are accepted throughout the year for our summer, fall or spring semesters. Prospective students must complete an application and interview with a Chamberlain admission representative. They must also provide documentation of previous education. When all admission requirements are fulfilled, applicants are notified in writing of their admission status.

Academic Eligibility Requirements

Chamberlain University looks for candidates with the following qualifications for admission to the Master of Public Health program:

  • A degree at the bachelor’s level or higher from an institution accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Degrees earned from non-U.S. schools will be considered based on evaluation of transcripts by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.(NACES) approved evaluating agency
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based on 12 or more semester hours of graduate coursework
  • Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language spoken, whose native language is not English, or who earned their last degree from an institution where the language of instruction was not English, must demonstrate English-language proficiency

Request more information or call (877) 751-5783 to speak with an admission representative for detailed information regarding admission requirements.

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    Tuition & Expenses

    What types of financial assistance are available?

    MPH Program Costs

    Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid. 

     Master of Public Health Program Costs - Effective July 2017
     Application Fee$60
     Tuition$550 per credit hour
     Student Services Charge$160 per session
     Books & Supplies$75 per session
     Course Resource Fee$50 per course
     Military Rate*$465 per credit hour
     Alumni Rate$465 per credit hour

    Costs subject to change each session and vary by individual circumstances.

    *Military rate is defined as active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military.

    Financial Aid Options

    Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for healthcare professionals. Check to see if you qualify for a group-specific tuition rate because of your association with one of our healthcare partners.

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    Our admission representatives can help you find out what financial options are available to you.

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    Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

    * Chamberlain University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC,, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800.621.7440). HLC is a regional agency that accredits U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.

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    At this time, Chamberlain University cannot accept inquiries from Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, or Washington D.C. for the Master of Public Health degree program.

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    Classes begin every 8 weeks.

    Call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative.

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