Master of Public Health

You deserve a degree with options and flexibility. You’ll have both with the Purdue Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Students may pursue full-time or part-time coursework as well as one of two current concentration areas: Family and Community Health or Biostatistics. Alumni from the MPH program are finding success in an array of fields from the nonprofit sector, government appointments and healthcare positions to private industry. The training received from the MPH degree at Purdue blends scientific rigor with practical application to ensure each student is ready to tackle the next public health crisis facing their communities. 

A Degree with Options

The 42-credit MPH degree from Purdue (including a professional practicum and capstone project) helps students gain deep public health knowledge in courses addressing five public health core disciplines. The degree program provides flexibility to allow students to customize their programming to fit their lifestyle. This includes several delivery methods, tracks and concentrations to choose from.

Core Public Health Disciplines

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

Delivery Methods 

  • Residential (in-person) 
  • Online 


  • Standalone (2-year program) 
  • 4+1 (combined program (BS/BA + MPH) for undergraduate students at Purdue University) 
  • Dual Degree (dual program (PhD/MS/MA + MPH) for graduate students at Purdue University) 


  • Family & Community Health (available for Residential and Online) 
  • Biostatistics (available for Residential) 
  • Epidemiology (forthcoming for Residential) 

Residential MPH Tuition

Full-Time Rate Per Semester (8 or more credits)
In-State: $5,001
Out-of-State: $14,402 

Part-Time Rate Per Credit Hour (7 or fewer credits)
In-State: $347.85
Out-of-State: $948.30

We also offer an online Master of Public Health


The Department of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).