Explore Online Master of
Public Health (MPH)

When it comes to the health of our world, every community matters and every moment counts. 

By earning your Master of Public Health (MPH) degree online, you’ll gain the methodological training, specialized knowledge and interdisciplinary problem-solving skills you need to make a difference right now, no matter where you live. 

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of online MPH programs, all of which are delivered by esteemed U.S. universities.

Accredited by the Council on Education
for Public Health (CEPH)

Bachelor’s Degree Required

No GRE Required

These programs are operated by 2U

The No. 12-ranked1 Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University has been training public health leaders online since 2013. No GRE required.

  • Duration: As few as 12 months full time
  • Specialization(s): Six optional elective course areas, including global health, health policy, and environmental and occupational health
  • Real-World Experience: One practicum at a local, national or international organization

MPH@GW is guaranteeing a tuition scholarship of $10,000 to students who are accepted and enrolled into the upcoming cohort.


Ranked the No. 2 public school of public health and No. 2 overall2, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is continuing its 80-year legacy of pioneering research and leadership in the field by offering its MPH online. No GRE required.

  • Duration: As few as 20-24 months (MPH Nutrition, MPH Leadership, and MPH Applied Epidemiology)
  • Specialization(s): Three concentrations — MPH Leadership, MPH Nutrition and MPH Applied Epidemiology
  • Real-World Experience: 200+ hours of MPH practicum


Fully online and offered by the No. 8 School of Public Health, the Boston University Online MPH program offers a skills-based curriculum focused on health equity that prepares graduates to solve real-world public health problems in just 24 months. No GRE/GMAT required to apply.

  • Duration: 24 months up to 5 years
  • Specialization(s): Health equity-focused curriculum
  • Real-World Experience: A Capstone Module focused on Health Equity


Careers in Public Health

Whether they’re tackling global crises like COVID-19 or partnering with local communities to combat ongoing threats — like systemic racism, climate change, chronic disease and substance abuse — public health professionals are essential to the health of our world.

They’re also in demand. From 2022 to 2023, all health care occupations are projected to grow by 20%— much faster than average — and add 1.8 million new jobs.3 With an MPH, you can explore careers that cross industries and sectors. Here are just a few examples of the careers public health professionals can pursue:



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Medical and Health Services Managers5


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Dietitians and Nutritionists6


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Ready to make a difference that resonates across generations and disciplines? Learn more about the public health programs above to get started.

1Best Public Health SchoolsU.S. News & World Report (2023)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
2Best Public Health SchoolsU.S. News & World Report (2023)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
3Occupational Outlook Handbook – Healthcare Occupations, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
4Occupational Outlook Handbook – Epidemiologists, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
5Occupational Outlook Handbook – Medical and Health Services Managers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
6Occupational Outlook Handbook – Dietitians and Nutritionists, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023)
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