• Summer Term Start DateMay 22, 2023
  • Summer Term Start DateJuly 3, 2023
  • Fall Term Start DateAugust 28, 2023
  • Application DeadlinesVisit the Graduate College Page for application deadlines
  • TuitionSee Master of Public Health under the 2023-24 Graduate Programs with Alternate Pricing section of the Student Financial Services website.
  • Learning FormatOnline, asynchronous
  • Program DurationFlexible - not to exceed 5 years
  • Credits42
  • VA Benefit EligibleYes
  • ScholarshipsNo
  • GRENot required


Developed in collaboration with the Larner College of Medicine, UVM’s 42-credit online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares you for success in diverse Public Health career settings. Designed as a generalist program, students will explore timely public health and policy issues to build a strong foundation in population health sciences.

Our program leads to a generalist MPH degree focused on excellence in Behavioral Sciences, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Services Administration, giving graduates the flexibility to pursue the area of Public Health that interests them most.

Choose the pace that aligns with your goals

Studying 100% online gives you total flexibility to balance your goals and responsibilities. Choose the pace that aligns with your life: Full-time students can complete the program within one to two years. Part-time students can take longer, up to 5 years. And while we’re excited to keep you connected to campus and our Vermont community, the program’s culminating project can be completed based on your home location.

The Online Master of Public Health degree requires 42 total credits and includes:

  • 18 credits in national competency core courses (6 courses)
  • 9 credits in required advanced core courses (3 courses)
  • 6 credits of required culminating project experience
  • 9 elective course credits (3 courses)

View the Master of Public Health 15 Month Curriculum Plan (PDF)

View the Master of Public Health 2 Year Curriculum Plan (PDF)

View the Master of Public Health 3 Year Curriculum Plan (PDF)

18 Credits in National Competency Core Courses (6 Courses)

PH 301Public Health & Health Policy3
PH 302Epidemiology I3
PH 303Biostatistics I:App Rsch in PH3
PH 304Environmental Public Health3
PH 305 or PH 317Pol, Org & Finance in Hlth Care Mgmt in Hlth Services & Med Care3
PH 306Social & Behavioral Public Hlth3

9 credits in required advanced core courses (3 courses):

PH 307Epidemiology 23
PH 308Environmental Public Health 23
PH 310Public Health Law and Ethics3

6 credits of required culminating project experience:

PH 392Culminating Project Experience6

9 elective course credits (3 courses) from the approved list, including but not limited to:

PH 309Public Health Biostatistics II3
PH 311Global Public Health3
PH 312Food Systems & Public Hlth3
PH 314Environmental Risk & Risk Comm3
PH 315Public Health Surveillance3
PH 318Improving Health in Population3
PH 319Environmental Health Law & Pol3
PH 321Controversies in HlthEconomics3
PH 322One Health: Zoonoses  3
PH 324Public Health Informatics3
PH 325Investigating Disease Outbreaks3
PH 326Legal Issues in Health Care3
PH 327Climate Change and Human Health3
PH 328Health in Humanitarian Crises3
PH 330Exploring Healthcare Systems3
PH 331Climate Change Emergencies3
PH 332Maternal and Child Health3
PH 333Global Mental Health3
PH 395/396Special Topics3

Hands-on health: The Applied Practice Experience

The Applied Practice Experience (APE) is a one-credit, work-based learning experience that students complete at a public health organization in their region. An APE Faculty Coach will guide your organization selection, helping you choose an organization that aligns with your interests and goals. The APE includes 15 hours direct contact with APE Faculty Coach during the semester, 20 or more hours outside the classroom at the student-selected organization during the spring semester, and 10 hours of work on your electronic portfolio products.

Applied Practice Experiences are invaluable opportunities to immerse yourself in the field and learn:

  • How to assess population needs, assets, and capacities that affect health
  • How to apply awareness of cultural values and practices while designing or implementing public health policies or programs
  • How to identify stakeholders and build coalitions to influence public health outcomes
  • How to build effective communication strategies for diverse audiences and sectors
  • How to collaborate successfully on inter-professional teams

Cultivating Research Excellence: Integrative Learning Experience

The Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) requires students to conduct real-world public health research that culminates in a group manuscript and poster presentation. The ILE is an opportunity to synthesize foundational public health competencies and prepare students for diverse career opportunities.

Course objectives include:

  • Preparing students to apply knowledge, skills, and competencies in a project that reflects research and/or practice needs of actual populations
  • Preparing students to “hit the ground running” in health care or public health careers or future academic study

The course is taught entirely online and requires active participation in project teams.

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