Graduate Degrees Overview

The Department of Public Health offers professional and research-based degrees in Public Health which promote and facilitate cross-disciplinary research at Purdue. 

Master of Health Administration (Online)

This 40-credit online MHA degree will equip professionals to tackle real-world obstacles based on current issues facing the healthcare industry. Learn best practices of organizational and business leadership with Purdue’s industry experienced faculty.

Healthcare Leadership Graduate Certificate (Online)

This certificate is meant for business-minded leaders who wish to advance their skills in the best practices of economics, marketing, management and strategy for organizational success and optimal performance. You will have the opportunity to network with and learn from faculty with industry knowledge.

Healthcare Operations Graduate Certificate (Online)

This graduate certificate will elevate students’ skills in healthcare finance, accounting and operational infrastructures. The curriculum will teach you to streamline operations efficiently to help create strong, care-focused organizations. Faculty share important industry knowledge and insights that you can put to use right away in your healthcare career.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Graduate Certificate (Online)

This graduate certificate will elevate students’ abilities to study processes, improve procedures and impact overall patient care. The curriculum will teach you how to elevate the quality of care through robust process improvement techniques, all designed through a healthcare lens.

Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees in Public Health 

Students pursuing a MS or PhD degree in Public Health at Purdue University are not only trained in core public health disciplines but also expand their knowledge and research skills in a specific public health area under the supervision of one or more of our faculty members.  

MS and PhD 

Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree 

The MPH degree is a 42-credit professional degree that offers options, flexibility and deep training in the five public health core disciplines: 

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Administration
  • Social and Behavioral Health Sciences 

The MPH degree is offered in-person, online and in a hybrid format.  

Residential and Hybrid Master of Public Health
Online Master of Public Health