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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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Degree information

Traditional master's

Review course availability for your degree.

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Accelerated master's

Start on your MPH degree while you’re finishing your bachelor’s degree. Finish your MPH degree sooner.

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Dual MHA/MPH master’s

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 one of the three certificates as an add-on to your MPH degree.

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Public health administration

Expand into leadership roles in public health.

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Public health and homeland security

Address public health issues involving national safety and security.

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Public health core

Explore the key components of public health.

A sample of our work

At Missouri State, you'll work alongside expert researchers like program director Dr. David Claborn.

Read Dr. Claborn's story

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

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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

Explore your potential career paths

Build the skills you need to work in public health roles for government or organizations.

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CEPH accredited

We’re accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH).