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M.P.H. Online — CEPH-Accredited

Choose from three focus areas to earn a Graduate Certificate with your M.P.H.


No Application Fees for July Term*


Leave a Legacy of World Health

In Benedictine University's CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) online, you will work alongside distinguished, practice-based faculty and gain real experience in research, analysis, policy and management through hands-on coursework and an internship. There is no residency requirement.


By graduation, you'll be able to use the latest theories and technologies to improve access to health, control infectious disease, and solve and prevent problems in individual and population health. Learn how to touch the lives of many and leave the world a better place.

"I was put in charge of health practices at my current job in a residential treatment facility. I was able to implement a wellness program — for both staff and residents — and I've become the go-to person for health-and-wellness-related questions."
Laura Kornegay, Online M.P.H. Student

Choose Your Focus

Our M.P.H. online program empowers you to build expertise and experience in one of the three fastest-growing areas of public health. Choose from:

  • Health Management and Policy: Influence policy development based on important societal needs, actual laws and regulations and cost-effectiveness.
  • Health Education and Promotion: Help people live a more healthful life. Provide health promotion and disease prevention programs to communities, schools and the private sectors.
  • Epidemiology: Solve pressing health issues with research, biostatistical information, education and policy to uncover the patterns, causes and effects of disease.


You'll earn a graduate certificate in your chosen focus area that highlights your specialty, and it won't take you any more time or money than it does to earn your M.P.H. with a generalized course of study.

Ranked No. 5 in Online Public Health Programs, 2019

Learn in a Proven Curriculum

This 58-credit-hour, CEPH-accredited program aligns to the core competencies developed by the Public Health Foundation — meaning you graduate well-versed in the skill sets needed for the career you choose.


The curriculum explores topics such as:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics in public health
  • Health services management
  • Health policy
  • Environmental health
  • Behavioral and social aspects of public health
  • Biological aspects of public health


Your elective coursework may intersect with fields such as urban planning, government policy, advocacy, community organizing, social work and social sustainability.


New Career Pathways

With your M.P.H. degree, you'll be ready to make changes on a greater scale and take one of these roles:

Job Title

Projected Growth
Through 2028

Average Salary

Non-Profit Health Care Fundraising Director1






International Health Services Manager3



Medical Health & Services Administrator3






Options To Fit Your Ambitions

An accelerated track is available that allows you to earn your M.P.H. more quickly. There are also two dual-degree options, so you can earn an M.B.A. or an M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior in tandem with your M.P.H.

All students have access to technical support, tutoring and professional development services.

Download Your Free Career Guide

Fill out the form on this page to receive your free career guide with valuable information:

  • What are the major issues facing public health today?
  • What are the top 10 jobs for M.P.H. graduates, their salaries, and projected job growth rates?
  • How big is the hourly wage difference between a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D?
  • What are some of the career titles and job descriptions that align to the M.P.H.?
  • How does Benedictine help you find the job and prepare for an interview?


We look forward to hearing from you!



1U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Public Relations and Fundraising Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 26, 2019, from
2U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Mathematicians and Statisticians. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 26, 2019, from
3U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 26, 2019, from
4U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Epidemiologists. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 26, 2019, from


*Benedictine University will waive the $40 application fee for qualified students who submit a completed application by 6/22/20 and start class on 7/06/20 to one of the following online programs: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Dual M.B.A./M.P.H., Dual M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B., Dual M.P.H./M.S.M.O.B., B.A. in Management, Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate in Health Management and Policy, Graduate Certificate in Health Education and Promotion. The fee waiver program is for United States citizens and permanent residents only and is subject to change without notice. Call 866-295-3104 for more information.

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