Our Online MPH is unparalleled with 100+ online courses developed by our outstanding faculty and exceptional team of curriculum designers.
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Students can complete the MPH on an part-time basis over a period of 2 to 3 years. The curriculum is very flexible, offering a wide variety of courses in a broad range of disciplines. Up to 80% of the course work may be completed in online courses. The required on-campus course work can be completed in short, intensive 'institute' courses offered in 1 to 3 week formats. This provides an ideal approach for students who are unable to leave their current employment or relocate to Baltimore for study.
Launched in 1999, the online MPH is the first and most comprehensive online program. Our 100+ highly rated, rigorous online classes are taught by the same renowned faculty as our onsite courses. Online courses at the Bloomberg School follow the highest standards of instructional design. We encourage prospective students to browse through the complete list of online courses and to experience the course interface first-hand by participating in the non-credit Introduction to Online Learning course module free of charge.
Online\Part-time students begin their program with a one-day on-campus orientation followed by the on-campus course, Problem Solving in Public Health. This initial experience will require either two weeks in Baltimore if starting in the June Summer Institute or the January Winter Institute, or one week in Barcelona if starting in the November Fall Institute.
Overall, students must complete at least 20% of the MPH course work (16 credits) in "face-to-face" on-campus courses, including the initial experience described above. "Face-to-face" course work can also be completed in any of the Summer, Fall or Winter Institute offerings. Typically, the on-campus time is a minimum of 4 weeks spread out over 2 to 3 years. However, there is no limit in the number of on-campus courses that an online/part-time student can take, including courses during 8-week academic terms.
Students may customize the MPH curriculum, according to their individual goals and interests. The core curriculum comprises about 40% of the course work, thus more than half of the courses needed for degree completion can be electives. Students can focus their electives in one or more areas, choosing from over 200 diverse institute and online courses. As part of the MPH course work, students may participate in:
- Intensive institutes in areas such as Health Policy & Management, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Mental Health, Health Emergencies, Reproductive Health & Development, Native American Health, Tropical Medicine, Health, Behavior & Society, and Injury Prevention
- Certificates in areas such as Global Health, Environmental & Occupational Health, Health Finance & Management, Health Communication, Population & Health, Health Informatics, and Quality, Patient Safety & Outcomes Research
- Online and Institute courses in other areas, such as Risk Sciences, Maternal Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Clinical Trials... and more
Courses on the 8-week academic term schedule provide additional opportunities to online/part-time students to customize their program of study if travel distance to the Bloomberg School is not an issue.
If you would like to discuss whether the online/part-time curriculum will meet your individual goals, please do not hesitate to contact an academic advisor.
Admission requirements are the same for online/part-time and full-time MPH study. When applying for the online/part-time approach to the MPH program, please make sure to reserve the dates for the corresponding matriculation periods. Upcoming start dates and application deadlines:
- Summer Institute start (June 3-13, 2013) in Baltimore- Deadline: January 2, 2013
- Fall Institute start (November 2013, dates TBA) in Barcelona- Deadline: August 1, 2013
- Winter Intersession start (January 5-17, 2014) in Baltimore- Deadline: September 1, 2013
It is possible for you to begin taking some courses as a non-degree student at the Bloomberg School prior to admission. Up to 16 credits may be applied toward the MPH degree, assuming that the courses were completed within 5 years of matriculation into the MPH program.
The Bloomberg School has partnered with Coursera to offer high-quality non-credit online mini courses. This new global online learning opportunity is available to a wide student audience without tuition charge. The courses include online lectures, readings, discussion groups, assignments, and exams.
The OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW) project provides access to some of the Bloomberg School's most popular courses. We know that only a small portion of interested health professionals from around the globe have the opportunity to come to Baltimore. OCW provides an opportunity for you to gain unique insights into public health as a profession at no cost to you.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact the MPH Program office.