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About the Master of Public Health Program 

Learn how UIndy's MPH program can help you achieve your career goals.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Indianapolis is a professional program with a concentration in health disparities -- preventable differences in the health of various populations.

Centered on the core public health values of community collaboration and social justice, UIndy’s MPH program intentionally combines academic preparation in current public health knowledge with planned, community-based projects embedded throughout coursework, plus an intensive professional practice experience.

This unique curriculum, offered in a predominantly online format, provides UIndy MPH students the ability to practice essential skills for improving population health such as program planning, monitoring and evaluation, grant writing, culturally competent communication, advocacy, and leadership for improvement of public health.


UIndy's MPH classes are offered in a predominantly online format, with only four in-person class meetings over two years. This includes intensive weekends, generally scheduled one per semester during the course of the program. This makes UIndy's MPH degree accessible to students regardless of where they live and work.

Program Length

The UIndy MPH is a 45-credit program designed to be completed in two years, including summers. For those needing more flexibility, alternate schedules for three- or four-year program completion are available.


Tuition for the MPH for the 2017-18 academic year is $612 per credit hour, which must be paid one month prior to the beginning of each semester. In addition, a $75 technology fee will be assessed each semester, including summer. Students must purchase or rent their own books and course materials for each class.

Financial Aid

UIndy offers a variety of financial assistance options for eligible students. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.


The MPH curriculum at UIndy was designed to provide graduate students with foundational and practical knowledge, skills and abilities to apply an ecological approach to promoting health and health equity for communities worldwide.

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Professional Practice Experience & Capstone

Each graduate student will complete a Professional Practice Experience and related Capstone. The purpose of this experience is to provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills of public health competencies acquired through their core and concentration curriculum in an intensive field-based practicum, and to design and deliver four distinct products in conjunction with their field practicum as their culminating experience for the MPH program.

When can I start?

New cohorts begin each fall. The priority deadline to apply to the MPH program is July 1. Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2017 for the Fall 2017 cohort.