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Public Health Specialization Master of Public Health

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Overview

Deepen your knowledge of public health issues, prepare to create access in diverse environments, and expand your skills in new areas of the field with Capella’s Online Master of Public Health degree program.

In our online MPH program, we prepare you to lead in your community. To further develop your leadership skills, as part of one of your courses, you will work with a professional coach to understand your personal leadership style and learn how to use your strengths to lead others in public health.

Our curriculum uses an interprofessional approach that emphasizes environmental public health concepts; psychological, behavioral, and social factors influencing population-based health disparities; principles of epidemiology and biostatistics; public health administration systems and processes; and economics.

With the competitive landscape of public health, our MPH provides practical experience you can add to your resume—giving you the edge among your peers.

Degree highlights

  • Credible: The curriculum is designed around the essential elements of an education in public health recommended in the Blue Ribbon Public Health Employers Advisory Board Report.
  • Real-World Experience: Practice real-life leadership scenarios in a fail-safe, virtual health care environment during early coursework—then use those skills in your 160 hour practicum so you gain the confidence to lead at the top of your field.

Degree Outcomes

With your MPH from Capella, you'll develop solutions to lead public health issues in an informed manner and help create healthy communities and environments. You'll also create health access and quality strategies for diverse populations. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

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Classes Start August 7th

Masters in Public Health Degree Program Online - Capella University

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy–you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$492 per credit, 60 total quarter credits, 16 max transfer credits

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors–they know all about the details of your program.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Masters in Public Health Degree Program Online - Capella University

Ready for the Next Step?

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