Master of Public Health (MPH)

School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Boston, Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Format: Full-Time or Part-Time

Build a career preventing disease transmission, promoting community health and wellness, and advocating for global health.

Exercise Impact on the Health of Communities

As an MPH student, you will immerse yourself in topics such as quantitative and qualitative research methods, environmental health sciences, health policy, and community health. In this flexible program, you can study on a full- or part-time basis, either at our Boston campus or online, and you may begin classes during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Depending on the option you choose, the program will require two or more years to complete. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to develop strategies that address complex health issues.

Your Journey to a Master’s Degree in Public Health

Choose a part-time or full-time course of study. Whichever format you choose, you will have the opportunity to:

  • undertake an in-depth survey of public health ·
  • study biostatistics, epidemiology, community health science and practice, and qualitative research in public health
  • investigate health promotion and education and health policy management
  • study the social and behavioral sciences ·
  • learn the environmental factors that impact health ·
  • undertake community health assessments and public health practice

How Can You Use a Public Health Degree?

Find out how one student is using her public health education to improve water accessibility.

Why Study Public Health at MCPHS?

If you want to make a measurable difference in your community, public health is one of the most impactful careers you can undertake—and MCPHS is the most strategic place to forge your path.

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health

If you are looking for a comprehensive introduction to public health without making a commitment to a degree program, consider our certificate in public health.

The best place to be

MCPHS is located in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area, a global center for healthcare delivery, research, and education.

The MCPHS Alumni Scholarship

Successfully complete any MCPHS degree and you are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship toward one of seven master’s degrees—including the MPH.

Download a Program Fact Sheet

Download a program fact sheet for a snapshot of the Master of Public Health.