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Meet the health needs of your community

Become a public health professional.

Raise health quality in your community or around the globe. Oversee health policies, programs and well-being.

The accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares you to work in disease prevention, food safety and more.

Degree options

We have the degrees to match your educational and professional goals.

You can now complete your degree 100% online, in seated classes (on campus) or a mix of both formats.

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Review course availability for your degree.
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Start on your MPH degree while you’re finishing your bachelor’s degree. Finish your MPH degree sooner.
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Earn master’s degrees in health administration (MHA) and public health (MPH). Take classes you can apply toward both degrees and finish in less time.

Try a related graduate certificate

If you don’t need a full master’s degree, consider a certificate.

You can also earn the certificate(s) as an add-on to your MPH degree.

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Promote and teach healthy lifestyles in your community.
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Expand into leadership roles in public health.
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Explore the key components of public health.

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At Missouri State, you'll work alongside expert researchers.

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Why earn a master’s degree in public health at Missouri State?

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Save on tuition

Earn your public health degree from one of the most affordable programs in the country. Support your education with scholarships and financial aid.

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Be ready for certification

Become a certified pro. When you graduate, you're eligible to take the public health national certification exam.

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Get involved in research

As a student, you can conduct research and do service work while you complete your degree. Faculty research areas include substance abuse, disaster preparedness, mental health and much more.

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Blend health care with administration

What's better than one master's degree? Two master's degrees. Try the dual degree option in public health and health administration. You can apply course work toward both degrees and finish sooner.

Karishma Agarwal, Master of Public Health student.
Careers and outcomes
Build the skills you need to work in public health roles for government or organizations.
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We’re accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH).