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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Gain the skills to advance your career in public health and protect communities from 21st-century health challenges.

Walden University’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) program includes foundation courses that provide a global perspective on rapidly changing public health issues and breakthroughs.

Not sure if an MPH degree is right for you? Public health is a very diverse field which attracts professionals from a wide variety of different educational and career backgrounds, including:

  • Nurses from private practices or hospitals
  • Business managers and statisticians
  • Ecologists and environmental scientists
  • Health educators and journalists

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: November 25, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive a $3,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 25, 2019.

Transfer Credits: Up to 32 credits

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More about our MPH program

Walden's MPH program can help you gain the knowledge and skills to become a leading public health professional in the public or private sector. Graduates of the program have chosen careers that include:*

  • Health officer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Disease investigator
  • Global health professional
  • Health policy advisor

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

This program explores issues affecting the public health field today by focusing on areas of study such as epidemiology, environmental health, and health policy. As a student, you can gain an understanding of the major social, behavioral, cultural, environmental, and legal and regulatory factors that can affect the health of local and global populations.

Walden's online MPH program features:

  • A strong foundation in the core disciplines of public health.
  • A practice-oriented approach using relevant examples and case studies on the latest public health issues and solutions.
  • Access to scholars and practitioners from government, health, and nonprofit sectors.
  • A practical field experience to apply your new knowledge.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your MPH at Walden?

Tira Wallace

"The academic advisor I spoke with really helped clarify my priorities and evaluate what option was best for me."

Tira Wallace | Master of Public Health (MPH) Student

Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden University has designed the curriculum for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by leading public health organizations.

Note on Program Accreditation

Walden University applied to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for accreditation of its Master of Public Health (MPH) program on September 20, 2014. The accreditation review will address only the MPH program; other degree programs and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review.

Note on Certification

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health professionals. Individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and at least five subsequent years of public health work experience will be eligible to take the CPH exam. However, for individuals without these qualifications, a candidate must be an alumni of a school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

While Walden's MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the program is not yet accredited; thus, Walden MPH graduates must have at least five years of post-baccalaureate public health work experience in order to sit for the CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing agencies and exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CPH credential, students should visit

CEPH Accreditation Applicant Status

Walden University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is currently an applicant for accreditation through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Our preliminary self-study report was submitted to CEPH in September 2018, and our final self-study report was submitted to CEPH in March 2019. A team of external reviewers, selected by CEPH, conducted an on-site visit April 29–30, 2019. CEPH Board of Councilors will formally notify Walden’s MPH program of their accreditation decision in early October 2019.