Online Master of Public Health Degree

What Is an Online Master of Public Health? 

Norwich University’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) program can prepare you to play a leading role in addressing today’s most-pressing public health challenges. This interdisciplinary program offers a science-based foundation in the key public health sectors and can elevate your skills in areas such as disease prevention, emergency management, and improving overall health and safety in communities worldwide. 

As a society, we’re only as strong as our most vulnerable citizens. When the health and well-being of one group is compromised, it can have far-reaching consequences that impact everyone.

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100% online coursework

Complete coursework 100% online

As few as 1.5 years

Graduate in as few as 1.5 years

Competitive tuition rates

Benefit from competitive tuition rates

Military tuition discounts

Tuition discounts for active military, veterans, and first-responders

No entrance exams required

Apply with no entrance exams required

Enhance leadership

Enhance leadership, communication, and planning skills

Online Master of Public Health At a Glance

Total Credits:  


Time to Completion:  
As few as 1.5 years (6 trimesters)

$750 per credit hour for non-military; $550 per credit hour for active military, veterans, and first responders


Next Start Date:
Fall: August 26, 2024

Application Deadline:
Fall: August 16, 2024

Take on a Greater Role in Serving Your Community

When you earn your online Master of Public Health (MPH) from Norwich, you can be better equipped to make a greater difference in the world.

MPH degree coursework covers topics such as enhancing global health, crisis management, and disaster planning, with an added focus on the role of active-duty military, veterans, and first responders addressing these challenges.

Completing this program can also enhance your ability to evaluate health research, design and implement public health programs for specific populations and communities, and function within healthcare organizations.


Master of Public Health Curriculum

Norwich University’s online Master of Public Health is designed for individuals who want to expand their understanding of public health issues, learn to view public health from a global perspective, and use their skills to make a positive impact.

To prepare for an MPH, it is critical to know what undergraduate degree to study that incorporates public health. You can pursue a bachelor’s degree in public health, or you can lean into topics such as global health and diversity, public health management, disaster planning, emergency management, disease prevention, research, assessment, and communication. These types of public health-related majors can help build a solid foundation for you to pursue your MPH.

If you are basing your decisions on how long a master’s in public health takes,  the MPH curriculum consists of 12 courses totaling 42 credit hours and can be completed 100% online in as few as one and a half years.

Why Choose Norwich for Your Online Master’s in Public Health?

  • Expert faculty with broad industry and research experience
  • Comprehensive curriculum focused on practical strategies to address the most pressing challenges in the field of public health
  • Competitive tuition rates, especially for military personnel and first responders
  • Added focus on the role of military, first responders, and veterans in the public health field
  • Accreditation and rankings reflecting our commitment to quality education

What Can You Do with Your Master of Public Health?

Because public health professionals are so integral to our society’s well-being, master’s in public health jobs can be found in a wide range of settings throughout the public and private sectors.

This includes local, state, and U.S. government agencies; healthcare providers; military; nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); communities; education; and insurance companies.

Some potential career paths you may want to pursue include public health director, epidemiologist, biostatistician, health educator, population health manager, and health policy analyst. The median salary for MPH holders is $125,900 per year1, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics projects employment to grow job between 7% and 27%, depending on your chosen career.2,3,4


Earn Credits Toward Your Master’s With a Public Health Certificate

Norwich University offers a suite of five public health graduate certificates, which are ideal for students who want to enhance their knowledge and learn in-demand skills but are not ready to commit to a full master’s program, or for MPH holders who want to upskill in a specific area.

The certificates include:

  1. Public Health Foundations
  2. Healthcare Advocacy & Leadership
  3. Public Health Promotion & Epidemiology
  4. Global Health, Research & Practice
  5. Public Health Disaster Response & Crisis Management

Each certificate helps build a foundation for the ones that come after it, so students who do not currently have a master’s in public health are required to complete Certificate 1 before taking Certificate 2 and/or 3, and must complete Certificates 2 and 3 before taking Certificate 4 and/or 5.

All credits you earn from successfully completing a certificate program can also be applied toward Norwich’s online Master of Public Health. If you complete all five certificates, you’ll only need to take two additional courses (a public health practicum and a capstone) to earn a full master’s degree.

We also offer a Post-Master's Certificate in Community and Public Health designed for MSN-credentialled individuals who aspire to add expertise in public health to their resume. By completing this program, you can develop skills required to work directly with at-risk populations, help improve public health services in your community, and learn to develop public health initiatives and strategies.

A Tradition of Serving Those Who Serve

At Norwich, we’re proud of our strong military heritage, and we understand the unique needs of military personnel, military spouses, and first responders. That’s why we’ve tailored our program to meet your needs.

Our substantially discounted tuition rates and dedicated military support help ensure that you can receive the best possible education, regardless of your background.

For non-military individuals, our program offers an opportunity to learn from experienced faculty and gain valuable skills in the public health field.

Learn more about our proud military history.

Accreditation and Rankings: A Testament to Our Quality Education

New England Commission of Higher Education

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Norwich University is ranked in the top 7% for “Best Net Present Value” among the 4,529 schools ranked in Georgetown University's "A First Try at ROI" study.

Our 200-year legacy as the nation's oldest private military college and the birthplace of the ROTC speaks to our commitment to providing a high-quality education that prepares graduates for success in their chosen fields.

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