Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in Colorado

While there is only one public health school in Colorado that offers Master of Public Health (MPH) programs and accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health(CEPH), prospective students still have over ten concentration options to choose from. For public health graduates, Colorado is also home to many public health careers with positive outlooks, such as biostatisticians, health specialties professors, and medical and health services managers or healthcare administrators, all of which are projected to be in greater-than-average demand nationally.

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George Washington University Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH online in as few as 12 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 45 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

Baylor University Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH online in as few as 18 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes

Tufts University Master of Public Health 

Earn your MPH online in as few as 20 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

University of North Carolina Master of Public Health 

Earn your MPH online in as few as 20 months

  • GRE waivers available
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs in Colorado

MPH Programs in Colorado List
School Program Name Location Online or On-Campus by Concentration
Colorado School of Public Health Master of Public Health Aurora, Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado On-Campus:
• Animals, People and the Environment
• Biostatistics
• Community and Behavioral Health
• Community Health Education
• Environmental and Occupational Health
• Epidemiology
• Generalist/Custom
• Global Health and Health Disparities
• Global Public Health + Approved Concentration
• Health Communication
• Health Systems, Management and Policy
• Maternal and Child Health
• Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles
• Public Health Nutrition

Online:
• Leadership and Public Health Practice

Both:
• Population Mental Health and Well-being

The CEPH-accredited MPH programs offered by the Colorado School of Public Health are delivered by three collaborating institutions: CU Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora), Colorado State University (Fort Collins) and University of Northern Colorado (Greeley). Students who are interested in specific concentrations should pay attention to which campus offers each degree. There are also two concentrations that students can complete entirely online: Leadership and Public Health Practice and Population Mental Health and Well-being​.

While it is important to consider all options when choosing a degree program, busy working professionals may find online education a reasonable path to pursue in the field. Online MPH programs can provide students with the flexibility needed to continue working in their current position and can be more accommodating to a busy schedule.

Public Health Careers Outlook in Colorado

Public health professionals are needed to help ensure that people have the resources they need to protect themselves against threats to their well-being as well as provide services to businesses and organizations to help make them safer and more efficient. 

The median salary and projected job growth for public health careers in Colorado differs by both job and location. The positions with the highest salaries are health specialties professors. The position most in demand, however, is biostatisticians. 

The table below reflects the demand and earning potential for public health careers in Colorado, based on data provided by O*NET OnLine.

Job Title Median Salary in CO, 2020 (Yearly) Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly) Projected Job Growth in CO, 2018-2028 Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019-2029
Biostatisticians $82,360 $92,270 45% 35%
Health Specialties Professors $128,980 $99,090 38% 21%
Environmental Health Specialists $81,240 $73,230 23% 8%
Epidemiologists $64,780 $74,560 22% 5%
Medical and Health Services Managers /Healthcare Administrators $109,100 $104,280 33% 32%
Health Educators $58,950 $56,500 22% 11%
Occupational Health Specialists $81,220 $76,340 22% 4%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $54,980 $51,840 26% 8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists $60,180 $63,090 24% 8%
Health Informatics Specialists  $101,620 $93,730 20% 7%

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.

Information last updated June 2021

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George Washington University Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH online in as few as 12 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 45 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

Baylor University Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH online in as few as 18 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes

Tufts University Master of Public Health 

Earn your MPH online in as few as 20 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

University of North Carolina Master of Public Health 

Earn your MPH online in as few as 20 months

  • GRE waivers available
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH