Master of Public Health Degree Program
The IU MPH: A powerful degree to empower your career.
With a Master of Public Health Degree (MPH) from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, you can take your career and your ability to do good, to a whole new level.
The two-year full-time program MPH provides a solid understanding of the fundamentals of public health by immersing students in the core disciplines of public health with an emphasis on practice, policy and community engagement.
Our 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.
The master of public health degree offers a number of options that will lead you to a meaningful career. Which will you choose? With six concentrations, we offer an array of options unlike any other school of public health. IU School of Public Health MPH concentrations include:
- Behavioral, Social, and Community Health
- Environmental Health
- Physical Activity
- Public Health Administration
Click here for up to date information on exciting changes currently underway for some concentrations.
Careers and Jobs
An MPH from Indiana University open doors beyond just the commonly assumed government career path. There are actually a wide variety of settings in which public health graduates may work, as with any degree program. Some of those settings are:
- Public: Health department administration, disaster preparedness and public nursing are just three areas in which a public health graduate may work for the government.
- Education: Education-related roles in public health are often as teachers to public health students or within research.
- Private: Whether as a consultant or employee, public health graduates often work for pharmaceutical brands, healthcare organizations or insurance companies.
- Non-profit: Non-profit roles for public health graduates tend to address gaps in healthcare or specialize in a specific population. For example, a non-profit role may serve minorities, veterans or mothers.
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.
The School of Public Health-Bloomington Career Services offers a valuable array of advice and support for our MPH students in successfully pursuing the dream career of their choice.