Master's Degree in Public Health in Massachusetts

This article compares Master of Public Health master's degree programs across the state of Massachusetts. The Bay State offers a variety of diverse online, part-time, and full-time programs that prepare students for careers in public health. Schools offering Public Health degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Northeastern University

Students at Northeastern University can choose to complete their Master of Public Health coursework online, in-person, or through a hybrid of online and in-person courses. The curriculum includes a sequence of urban health core courses including: (1) urban community health assessment, (2) race, ethnicity, and health in the United States, and (3) the history of Urban Health.

American International College

The Master of Public Health program at American International College is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to maintain a full-time job, by offering a mix of online and evening courses. All students must complete a community based public health project as the capstone course for their degree.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Master of Public Health program at UMass Amherst generally takes 3-4 semesters finish. After completing core coursework, students are encouraged to develop a concentration in financial management, program planning and evaluation, policy formation, or quality assurance. Alternately, students can pursue Amherst's 100% online Master of Public Health or the dual Master of Public Health and Master of Public Policy & Administration.

University of Massachusetts Lowell

The university offers five Master of Public Health options (1) dietetics, (2) epidemiology, (3) healthcare management, (4) nutrition, and (5) social and behavioral science. Alongside courses for their concentration, students take core courses in epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, biostatistics, and other important public health issues and skills.

University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

At the Worcester Campus Master of Public Health program, students take academic classes in research methods, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and administration, care management, program planning, data management, and environmental health, as well as a capstone practice experience (students with previous experience in public health can apply to waive this requirement). Because the university offers evening classes, students can maintain full-time jobs while completing the program.

Suffolk University

Suffolk University offers a Master of Public Administration program with a concentration in community health. Students balance their general public health classes with courses in public management and healthcare administration at the Sawyer Business School.

Boston University

Boston University offers a variety of scheduling options to meet the needs of their students: (1) a full-time option that lasts 16 months, (2) a part-time option that lasts 2-3 years, or (3) a hybrid option in which students can complete up to four classes online. Boston University also offers a one year 100% online executive master's degree in public health for mid-career public health professionals.

Tufts University

The MPH program at Tufts University includes a four concentration tracks: (1) behavioral science and health communication, (2) epidemiology and biostatistics), (3) health services management and policy, and (4) nutrition. Tufts also offers a variety of dual degree programs, including a combined MPH and Juris Doctor program, a joint MS Nutrition and MPH program, a joint MS Biomedical Sciences and MPH program, a joint MD/MPH program, a joint Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and MPH program, a joint Doctor of Medicine and MPH degree, and a joint Physician Assistant and MPH program.

Harvard University

At Harvard University, students who already have a master's degree are eligible to pursue the 45-credit MPH program while students with a bachelor's degree take the 65-credit-hour program. Harvard offers specializations in clinical effectiveness, epidemiology (with an online option), global health, health and social behavior, health management, health policy, occupational and environmental health, nutrition, and quantitative methods.

University Programs Offered Tuition & Fees (2019-2020)
Northeastern University MPH Urban Health\Online MPH Urban Health$24,027
American International CollegeMaster of Public Health$11,320
University of Massachusetts AmherstMPH
Dual MPH and Master of Public Policy & Administration
Online MPH
In-state: $13,606\Out-of-state: $28,669
University of Masssachusetts LowellMPH Dietetics
MPH Epidemiology
MPH Healthcare Management
MPH Nutrition
MPH Social & Behavioral Sciences
In-state: $14,590
Out-of-state: $26,370
University of Massachusetts Medical School WorcesterMaster of Public HealthIn-state: $23,797
Out-of-state: $35,313
Suffolk UniversityMPA Community Health$36,454
Boston UniversityMPH
Online MPH
Online Executive MPH
Tufts UniversityMaster of Public Health
MPH\MS Biomedical Science
MPH\MS Nutrition
Harvard UniversityMaster of Public Health
MPH in Health Care Management
MPH in Epidemiology (online/on-campus)

Source: *NCES

Admissions Requirements for Master of Public Health Programs in Massachusetts

Admissions officers consider a variety of factors when evaluating online applications, including an applicant's GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, personal essay, and prior relevant work experience. Some universities prefer to accept applicants who have prior graduate research experience or relevant work experience. International students may have to submit TOEFL or another English language proficiency test scores.

Both public and private universities across the state of Massachusetts offer Master of Public Health degree programs. These universities offer programs for students just starting their public health careers and/or for mid-level professionals who wish to advance their opportunities.

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