College of Public Health

Public Health

MPH

24

month, all online degree

43

credit hours

$68k

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Program Summary

Fall 2022 (SOPHAS deadline) - Domestic Students
Application Dates: 07/1/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Fall 2022 (SOPHAS deadline) - International Students
Application Dates: 02/1/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Credits & Cost
Credits required: 42
Cost per credit: $731.00

Sarah Wackerbarth, PhD

Associate Dean for Student & Academic Affairs

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Public Health

111 Washington Avenue

Lexington, KY 40508

(859) 218-2096

  • MPH
Gain the skills and credentials needed to shape the future of public health. Attain our nationally-ranked Master of Public Health degree, with options in  either a Health Systems and Policy Analytics concentration or Health Management and Policy from the University of Kentucky.  

Program Summary

Fall 2022 (SOPHAS deadline) - Domestic Students
Application Dates: 07/1/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Fall 2022 (SOPHAS deadline) - International Students
Application Dates: 02/1/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Credits & Cost
Credits required: 42
Cost per credit: $731.00

Career-focused. Practice-based. Build healthier populations.

Our students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program have two areas of concentration to choose from:
 
(i) Health Systems & Policy Analytics (HSPA) concentration is designed for individuals seeking to enter or expand their knowledge of this growing field of practice. This job-ready degree prepares graduates to work as health care analysts in public and private settings. 

(ii) Health Management & Policy (HMP) concentration provides training in the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.  Through the choice of electives, students are able to tailor their program to include training in how to develop, implement, and evaluate policy.  This combination of management and policy is a critical component to a successful career in public health management.    
 

MPH Admissions Process


STEP 1: Apply to the online MPH program using SOPHAS by July 1.
• Select MPH in Health Systems and Policy Analytics-ONLINE.
• SOPHAS is used as the primary application for the MPH program. Your admission decision will be made using this application
 

STEP 2: Apply to the UK Graduate School following your SOPHAS application decision.
• The UK Graduate School application is secondary and used to enroll you as a graduate student at the university.
• All information received from your SOPHAS application is sent to the Graduate School by the College of Public Health.
• When completing your application for the Graduate School, you can upload the documents you used for your SOPHAS application, or you can submit blank sheets of paper.


Academic Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • If prior graduate work, a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0
  • The MPH program is now test-optional. You may submit official GREGMAT or MCAT scores if you choose.

See additional information here.

“The MPH with a Health Systems & Policy Analytics concentration is useful because health systems and health policy shape population health. Earning an MPH from the University of Kentucky has given me the ability to assess, design, and implement effective programs and policies at all levels. I’m now ready to tackle public health problems.” - Dakota Halbert

About Our Program:

The two online MPH are designed to train public health practitioners to leverage evidence-base approaches for decision- and policy-making, and to plan to lead public-health initiatives. Built on a foundational understanding of public health and the health care delivery system, this curriculum will provide the skills necessary to pursue a career in public-health and related professions, or to help current practitioners increase their knowledge of population based issues. Related job functions: public health informatics management, health care strategic planning, public policy creation, program coordination, health education and more.

Where are the jobs?

· Federal, state, and local government         · Non-profit organizations         · Community health clinics
· Hospitals and health care systems              · Health insurance companies   · Lobbying firms

Foundational Competencies

  • Evidence-based approaches to public health
  • Public health and health care systems
  • Planning and management to promote health
  • Policy in public health
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Inter-professional practice
  • Systems thinking

The value:

The MPH at UK is ranked among the top 25 Most Affordable programs by MPHOnline.org. Tuition for the online MPH is $700 per credit hour, no matter where you live, with financial aid options available. And with an accelerated curriculum, you can be career-ready in as little as 24 months.


Contact

Sarah Wackerbarth, PhD

Associate Dean for Student & Academic Affairs

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Public Health

111 Washington Avenue

Lexington, KY 40508

(859) 218-2096

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.