Public Health (MPH) Online


Advance your education—and your career—with Indiana State University's online Master of Public Health (MPH). This 100% online program provides the mastery you need to forge a career in public health anywhere in the world.

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Program Availability

The online Master of Public Health is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Why Earn an Online Master of Public Health at Indiana State?

Our online Master of Public Health (MPH) will prepare you for a fulfilling career, with the opportunity to address critical public health issues and make a positive impact on communities and populations anywhere in the world.

Advance Your Career

Indiana State’s online master’s degree in public health provides an overview of public health beyond the undergraduate level.

Our program is designed for students who wish to advance in their careers beyond entry-level positions, assume additional organizational responsibilities, or pursue a doctorate degree.

All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

Our faculty are mentors who are dedicated to providing quality learning opportunities through course design, internships, and service learning projects.

As a graduate student in the MPH program, you will benefit from courses taught by faculty who have a diversity of specialties. Most hold doctoral degrees, conduct research, and publish within their specializations.

Relatively small class sizes make it possible for you to receive individualized attention.

What You’ll Learn in the Online MPH Program

In addition to your coursework in applied health sciences, you will gain hands-on experience through an internship. Under the guidance of faculty, you will also complete a thesis or research project.

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Career Possibilities for MPH Graduates

With an online Master of Public Health, the career outlook is extremely bright due to the increasing emphasis on public health and healthcare management. Our graduates are prepared for in-demand positions, such as:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Health care administrator
  • Health informatics specialist
  • Health/environmental health manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Public health project manager

In addition, the MPH provides excellent preparation for a doctorate degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 14% from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of epidemiologists is projected to grow 27%.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Admission Requirements and Instructions

To be assured of consideration for admission, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, particularly those students who intend to apply for an assistantship. Applicants are usually accepted until the end of the spring semester (May).

Note: It must not be assumed that meeting minimal standards guarantees admission to the program.

Admission Requirements and Information

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants should have completed one semester of college-level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or statistics.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 grade point average in all undergraduate coursework; or a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework; or a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the applicant’s major field of study; or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level.

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required.

Application should include a current curriculum vitae and a personal statement/letter of intent that describes in detail your goals and experience.

Application should include two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic, research, and/or fieldwork record. It is preferred to have one academic reference and one professional reference. Important: Have the names and email addresses of your references available at the time that you are completing your admission application as you will need to enter them in the online application. Explain to your references that they will receive an email from Indiana State University requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation. Please ensure that your references expect to receive this request. It will be sent to your references immediately upon completing the application.

Application Instructions

The following are application instructions and deadlines for the online Public Health MPH Program.

How to Apply

Complete your online application for program admission at

Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the college attended to: Graduate Admissions, Indiana State University, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809. E-transcripts should be sent to

Submit a nonrefundable application fee of $45.00 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) or $65.00 (international students) payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University. Submit payment to: Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809.

Submit the following as part of the online application process.

  • Names and email addresses of two individuals who will write letters of reference, preferably one academic and one professional
  • A personal statement/letter of intent
  • A current curriculum vitae

The MPH program begins every fall semester. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, particularly those students who intend to apply for an assistantship. Applications are usually accepted until the end of the spring semester (May).

Next Steps

Once admitted, students receive notification from the University as well as their University ID number needed to activate their University Username on the MyISU Portal. The Portal offers access to online registration, University records, and other important University services, including email and University announcements.

Note: Returning ISU students must apply for re-admission if they have not attended Indiana State University for more than two calendar years.