Online Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Programs

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Earn your Master's degree online from top Public Health schools

  • Global Master of Public Health

    Imperial College London

    University Ranking

    #8 ranked university in the world, Times Higher Education (2018)

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    Overview A research-driven, flexible degree for the next generation of public health leaders

    This program is for Professionals and clinicians looking to enhance their careers in public health, postgraduate students, researchers and public health practitioners.

    Application Information

    Next application deadline is July 31st, 2020

  • Master of Public Health

    University of Michigan

    University Ranking

    ​#1 public university in America, QS World Rankings (2018)

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    Overview Learn to address population health challenges of a complex world with a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan

    This program is for Learners from varied backgrounds in health professions, health industries, government, and non-government organizations who are looking to advance their career by mastering foundational public health principles to improve population health outcomes.

    Application Information

    Next application deadline is May 1st, 2020

Multiply your impact with a public health degree

Public health degrees are for anyone looking to make the world healthier through research and practice. Whether you’re a government servant, a dedicated non-profit member, or a doctor eager to focus on prevention and not just care, a public health degree prepares you to work on positive change at scale.

Graduates of public health degrees go on to work as leaders at hospitals; local, state, national, and international non-profits; biotech companies; pharmaceutical and insurance companies; and governments. From the United Nations and the National Health System and CDC to the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, public health professionals are on the front lines of prevention and crisis management alike.

You don’t need to quit your current job and move to earn a degree from a top ranked university. You can learn from the same professors and graduate with a highly valued and well-respected credential from the same universities. Imperial College London and the University of Michigan have partnered with Coursera to deliver their degrees fully online.

Learner Profile

Top Quality Learning

Attend a leading university known for being influential thought leaders in public health Public health leaders not only are prepared to focus on acute health crises, but challenging and ongoing issues such as: obesity, climate change, food insecurity, healthcare costs, cancer prevention, infectious diseases, the health consequences of socioeconomic inequality, and much more.

The most common public health degree is the Master of Public Health. Offered on Coursera by two of the world’s leading universities in the field: Imperial College London and the University of Michigan. Whether you want to be a clinical research coordinator, public health epidemiologist, or public health educator, a degree in public health provides the flexibility for you to focus on what is most important to you, while mastering key skills in data analysis, health communications, biostatistics, precision nutrition, health economics, and research.

Breakthrough Pricing

Earn a high-stature public health degree for much less than similar programs. We’re committed to making degrees more accessible for everyone. While most public health degrees require you to study on campus, you can earn your degree completely online on Coursera. This also means you can earn your public health degree from a top research institution while you continue to work, greatly reducing the overall cost of pursuing your master’s degree. Some financial aid is available for qualified students.

Modular & Stackable

Try your first course risk-free & start working towards your degree today. Courses, Specializations, or MasterTrack Certificates that are part of degrees allow you to start learning right away, so you can make progress on your own schedule. If you are admitted to the full program, your completed courses count towards your degree learning.

Interactive & Engaging

Research and learn alongside public health faculty who are leaders in their field. Faculty from public health programs delivered on Coursera represent everyone from health economists and clinicians to researchers and policymakers. Students in the 100% online programs have regular faculty access through live global classroom sessions and office hours. Plus, you’ll benefit from Coursera features such as interactive video transcription, in-course note taking, and the ability to learn across multiple devices so you can learn on your phone while you commute.

What students and faculty say

One of the features that worked so well for me was how modular it is.DAN GARTLEY, iMBA STUDENT
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It’s rooted in strong research, but also students will get the opportunity to have a project, a real-world application of the skills that they’ve learned.Helen WardProfessor of Public Health, Imperial College London
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Our aim with this program is to increase the public health knowledge and skills based across the globe and locations that need it the most.Paul AylinGMPH Program Director, Imperial College London

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University of Illinois iMBA Student

Average age

35 years

Anu A.

University of Illinois MCS-DS Student

Average work experience

14 years

Students represent

95 countries

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University of Illinois MCS-DS Student

1st year student retention


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University of Illinois MCS-DS Graduate


Frequently Asked Questions about Online MPH Degrees

  • A Master's in Public Health, or MPH, is an interdisciplinary graduate degree focused on the science and practical application of building good community health by learning to work designing good community education, working within the legal and political system to promote public health initiatives and policies. Master's in Public Health degrees can focus students looking to make the world a healthier place in many areas, including epidemiology, health education, environmental health, population science, biostatistics, and health services administration.