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Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.303.6572, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

32 course quarter credits.

NHS5004
Collaboration, Communication, and Case Analysis for Health Care Master's Learners (4 quarter credits)
MPH5500
Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems (4 quarter credits)
MPH5503
Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health (4 quarter credits)
MPH5506
Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health (4 quarter credits)
MPH5509
Principles of Biostatistics (4 quarter credits)
MPH5512
Principles of Epidemiology* (4 quarter credits)
MPH5993
Public Health Integrative Project* (4 quarter credits)
MPH5999
Public Health Professional Collaborative Project* (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

Choose four from the following courses:

MPH5100
Management of Health Service Organizations* (4 quarter credits)
MPH5104
Fundamentals of Health Care Finance* (4 quarter credits)
MPH5108
Public Health Communication Strategies* (4 quarter credits)
MPH5112
Health Economics* (4 quarter credits)
MPH5116
Strategic Planning and Operations Management* (4 quarter credits)
MPH5120
Evidence-Based Management of Public Health Programs* (4 quarter credits)
MPH5124
Public Health Leadership and Politics* (4 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

Sign Up for a Free One-Week Mini Course

Learn more about our online learning experience with a free one-week mini course.

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.303.6572, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.