Master of Public Health Degree Program


Students at poster presentationWelcome to the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Indiana University-Bloomington! The MPH degree offers eight concentrations:

Behavioral, Social and Community Health
Environmental Health
Family Health
Physical Activity
Professional Health Education
Public Health Administration

The MPH program prepares students to serve as public health professionals and leaders in government, business, industry, higher education, volunteer agencies, and public and private sector health care settings. The program is taught by expert, engaged faculty and is based on the core competencies that guide the Certified Public Health (CPH) examination for students graduating from accredited programs of public health. After completing the MPH program, students will be prepared to successfully pursue this new certification that is quickly becoming the expectation for the nation's leading public health employers.

Admission to the MPH program is only available during the fall semester and students typically enter and graduate from the program as a cohort. Most students take two years to complete the 43 credit-hour program and progress through the program at full-time status. Please visit the Program Overview and Admissions Information sections for more detail about coursework and the application process.

The School's Transition to a School of Public Health

Indiana University President, Michael A. McRobbie announced in 2009 that IU would create schools of public health on its Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. On the Bloomington campus, the School of HPER became the School of Public Health-Bloomington in September 2012. For additional information about the transition visit:

School of Public Health Accreditation

Job Outlook

A recent survey of Master of Public Health graduates revealed that 98% of job seekers found employment within six months of graduation and 87% obtained jobs in their major field. Our alumni are employed in a wide variety of governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, community based organizations, and private industries.

School of Public Health-Bloomington Career Services