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MPH
Master of Public Health

Prepare to protect and improve the health of communities and populations with an online Master of Public Health (MPH) from Capella University. Learn about mitigating health disparities, analyzing the epidemiology of specific diseases, and conducting program evaluation and outcomes research.

This program is designed to help prepare you for a broad range of activities and roles. You’ll develop an understanding of fundamental public health concepts, theories, and practices, and grow as a promoter of healthy lifestyles and environments.

Real-world experience

Real-world experience: This program includes two 40-hour practicums where you’ll work with faculty and other professionals to develop skills in public health. Learn more about the practicum

Immersive learning with Vila Health™

Practice communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in our simulated health care environment.

Interprofessional education

Share courses with nursing and health administration practitioners to learn about, from, and with others in the industry.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 12 Core courses
  • 2 Practicums
  • 1 Capstone
  • 16 Maximum transfer credits
  • 60 Total quarter credits

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MPH degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Master of Public Health.

Job titles to explore

  • Epidemiologist
  • Health director
  • Public health officer
  • Data analyst
  • Clinical manager
  • Health policy analyst
  • Health program analyst
  • Health manager

Employment settings to explore

  • Health care organization (e.g. hospital or clinic)
  • Community health center
  • Public health agency
  • Professional association
  • Health insurance company
  • Community-based organization
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Social welfare organization
  • Consulting firm
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Land-based or online college or university

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

How to Uncover and Address Inequities in Health Care

When Christopher Holliday speaks about the inequities in health care that plague our society, one word comes up over and over again: avoidable.

Leadership in Public Health: Preparing for Emerging Issues

A look at developing public health issues and leadership characteristics required to address them.

How to Use Social Determinants to Improve Health Care Outcomes

Learn how care teams can get a better idea of a patient’s needs to make better diagnoses and prescribe courses of treatment.