Master of Public Health at University of New England

A 46-credit graduate program offered fully online, with no campus visits required

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The Mas­ter of Pub­lic Health (MPH) degree is a 46-cred­it grad­u­ate pro­gram designed to enhance your skills in a vari­ety of pub­lic health areas. The MPH pro­gram pre­pares pub­lic health lead­ers with the knowl­edge and skills to pre­vent dis­ease and injury and pro­mote the health of indi­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties. 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 UNE MPH pro­gram is designed to be acces­si­ble any­where there is inter­net avail­abil­i­ty, and wel­comes both adult learn­ers and tra­di­tion­al stu­dents. The MPH cur­ricu­lum is designed to enhance stu­dents’ skills in a vari­ety of pub­lic health areas includ­ing:

  • Advo­ca­cy
  • Analy­sis
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
  • Epi­demi­ol­o­gy
  • Ethics
  • Eval­u­a­tion
  • Finan­cial Man­age­ment
  • Glob­al Health
  • Law
  • Lead­er­ship
  • Pro­gram Plan­ning
  • Pub­lic Health Pol­i­cy

An engaged, expert faculty

With a mis­sion cen­tered on teach­ing, research and ser­vice, the UNE MPH online pro­gram boasts a renowned fac­ul­ty who are lead­ers in pub­lic health research with exten­sive col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships in the pub­lic health com­mu­ni­ty. The MPH fac­ul­ty is a dynam­ic group of expe­ri­enced pub­lic health prac­ti­tion­ers, researchers and edu­ca­tors. Fac­ul­ty active­ly engage with stu­dents from across the nation and around the world through online group dis­cus­sion, email, and tra­di­tion­al office hours. Stu­dents are encour­aged to get to know each oth­er by work­ing in online groups and dis­cus­sions.

Online, convenient and flexible

The only CEPH-accred­it­ed 100% online pub­lic health pro­gram in Maine, this is a very con­ve­nient, flex­i­ble, gen­er­al­ist degree pro­gram. By focus­ing on prac­tice and man­age­ment, an MPH from UNE will pro­vide you with the basic knowl­edge, skills and val­ues to gain employ­ment or pro­mo­tion in the dynam­ic field of pub­lic health.

Curriculum structure

The pro­gram was devel­oped to pre­pare you to lead pub­lic health ini­tia­tives around the world.  The cur­ricu­lum involves:

  • Online lec­tures, instruc­tor-led dis­cus­sions and assess­ments in an asyn­chro­nous for­mat
  • Prepa­ra­tion out­side of class, includ­ing read­ings, projects, and writ­ing papers
  • A cul­mi­nat­ing prac­tice expe­ri­ence that pro­vides a set­ting for you to apply what you have learned in the pro­gram and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to demon­strate lead­er­ship, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and team­work skills

MPH 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)


ceph_mast 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. 

Master of public health program course list

All students must complete the following required courses (31 credits)

  1. GPH 714 Prin­ci­ples of Pub­lic Health (Credits:3)
  2. GPH 712 Prin­ci­ples of Epi­demi­ol­o­gy (Credits:3)
  3. GPH 716 Bio­sta­tis­tics (Credits:3)
  4. GPH 719 Research Meth­ods (Credits:3)
  5. GPH 726 Social and Behav­ioral Health (Credits:3)
  6. GPH 738 Pro­gram Plan­ning and Eval­u­a­tion (Credits:3)
  7. GPH 702 Pub­lic Health Pol­i­cy and Man­age­ment (Credits:3)
  8. GPH 706 Pub­lic Health Admin­is­tra­tion (Credits:3)
  9. GPH 722 Intro­duc­tion to Envi­ron­men­tal Health (Credits:3)
  10. GPH 743 Applied Prac­tice Expe­ri­ence
  11. GPH 744 Inte­grat­ed Learn­ing Expe­ri­ence

All students must complete 5 of the following electives (15 credits)

  1. GPH 704 Pub­lic Health Law, and Ethics (Credits:3)
  2. GPH 705 Com­mu­ni­ty-Based Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Research (Credits:3)
  3. GPH 709 Pub­lic Health Emer­gency Pre­pared­ness (Credits:3)
  4. GPH 713 Infec­tious Dis­ease Epi­demi­ol­o­gy (Credits:3)
  5. GPH 717 Applied Epi­demi­ol­o­gy (Credits:3)
  6. GPH 721 Foun­da­tions of Mater­nal and Child Health (Cred­its: 3)
  7. GPH 724 Occu­pa­tion­al Health (Credits:3)
  8. GPH 725 Pub­lic Health Finan­cial Man­age­ment (Credits:3)
  9. GPH 728 Health Lit­er­a­cy and Plain Lan­guage (Credits:3)
  10. GPH 730 Health Eco­nom­ics (Credits:3)
  11. GPH 732 Com­mu­ni­ty Assess­ment (Credits:3)
  12. GPH 733 Health Infor­mat­ics (Credits:3)
  13. GPH 734 The Obe­si­ty Epi­dem­ic: A Pub­lic Health Per­spec­tive (Credits:3)
  14. GPH 740 Glob­al Health (Credits:3)


  1. GPH 795 Independent/Directed Study (Cred­its: 3)

Click here for the full course descrip­tions for the Mas­ter of Pub­lic Health cur­ricu­lum

Your Public Health Applied Practice Experience — a curriculum highlight

The MPH cur­ricu­lum includes an applied pub­lic health prac­tice expe­ri­ence that pro­vides stu­dents with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work in pub­lic health orga­ni­za­tions in their com­mu­ni­ties, and net­work exten­sive­ly with the pub­lic health work­force pri­or to grad­u­a­tion. All Mas­ter of Pub­lic Health can­di­dates must com­plete the three-cred­it Applied Prac­tice Expe­ri­ence (GPH 743).

Succeed in an exciting and rewarding career

The MPH pro­gram is a ful­ly online, inter­ac­tive pro­gram that will pro­vide you with the essen­tial knowl­edge, skills and val­ues to become a lead­ing pub­lic health pro­fes­sion­al. UNE Pub­lic Health grad­u­ates make a con­sid­er­able impact in the field of pub­lic health. Start mak­ing your impact today!

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