Master of Public Health Overview

A 100% online, 46-credit graduate program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

CEPH-Accreditation | Curriculum | Practical Experience | Catalog

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a 46-credit graduate program of the University of New England’s Westbrook College of Health Professions that provides education in the disciplines associated with public health.

The distance education format is perfect for the working professional wishing to earn graduate education and accommodates both full-time and part-time students. The MPH program is designed to be accessible anywhere there is a computer, and welcomes both adult learners and traditional students.

The MPH faculty is a dynamic group of experienced public health practitioners, researchers and educators. Faculty actively engages with students during courses through online group discussion, e-mail, and traditional office hours. Students are encouraged to get to know each other by working in on-line groups and discussions.

This very convenient, flexible generalist degree program, which is focused on practice and management, will provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and values to gain employment or get promoted in the burgeoning field of public health. With our high concentration of health professions degrees, UNE is the perfect school to offer this degree program.

Program Highlights:

  • 46 credit hours
  • Complete your degree in just 18 months
  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Learn anytime, from any place
  • Dynamic faculty of practitioners, researchers & educators
  • No GRE required to apply
  • Focused study in areas of interest
  • Regionally accredited by New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)
  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)



The Master of Public Health and Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs at the University of New England are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Click here to learn more »

The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC CIHE). NEASC is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high levels of education, from pre-kindergarten through the higher education doctoral level. Accreditation is the review of the quality of educational institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that the public knows that an institution or program provides a high quality education. Click here to learn more »

Course List

All students must complete the following five core courses (15 credits):
  1. GPH 702 Public Health Policy and Management (Credits:3)
  2. GPH 712 Principles of Epidemiology (Credits:3)
  3. GPH 716 Biostatistics (Credits:3)
  4. GPH 722 Introduction to Environmental Health (Credits:3)
  5. GPH 726 Social and Behavioral Health (Credits:3)
All students must complete the following required courses (10 credits)
  1. GPH 714 Principles of Public Health (Credits:3)
  2. GPH 719 Research Methods (Credits:3)
  3. GPH 745 Integrated Public Health Practicum: Practical Experience (Credits:2)
  4. GPH 746 Integrated Public Health Practicum: Capstone Project (Credits:2)
All students must complete 7 of the following 16 electives (21 credits)
  1. GPH 704 Public Health Law, and Ethics (Credits:3)
  2. GPH 705 Community-Based Participatory Research (Credits:3)
  3. GPH 706 Public Health Administration (Credits:3)
  4. GPH 709: Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  5. GPH 713 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Credits:3)
  6. GPH 717: Applied Epidemiology
  7. GPH 720 Organizational Theory and Behavior (Credits:3)
  8. GPH 724 Occupational Health (Credits:3)
  9. GPH 725 Public Health Financial Management (Credits:3)
  10. GPH 728 Health Literacy and Plain Language (Credits:3)
  11. GPH 730 Health Economics (Credits:3)
  12. GPH 732 Community Assessment (Credits:3)
  13. GPH 734 The Obesity Epidemic: A public Health Perspective (Credits:3)
  14. GPH 735 Health Information Systems (Credits:3)
  15. GPH 738 Program Planning & Evaluation (Credits:3)
  16. GPH 740 Global Health (Credits:3)

Full course descriptions

Integrated Public Health Practicum

All Master of Public Health candidates must complete the integrated public health practicum includes a 2-credit practical experience (GPH 745) and a 2-credit capstone project (GPH 746).