Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is the professional degree offered by the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS). SPHIS is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Academic and applied research, along with community involvement, provides a foundation for practical solutions that address the full range of challenges in protecting the health of the public. With a MPH degree from SPHIS, you become a part of that foundation.
- Nationally-known faculty
- Leading-edge information technologies
- Challenging, real-world experiences
- Concentrations available in the five specialty areas of public health: biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health behavior and health management
- A dynamic collaboration with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness provides first-hand opportunities to address public health challenges in a top-20 U.S. city
- Classes are offered Monday - Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. at SPHIS located at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
MPH students are required to complete a practicum experience which consists of 336 hours. Students have the ability to seek out a practicum site or select from a list of sites. It is a goal of the MPH program to assure that the practicum experience combines didactic learning with practical experience to enable the student to achieve the public health competencies that are necessary to carry out the core functions of public health. If your agency or organization is interested in becoming a practicum site, please complete the practicum opportunity form at: https://sharepoint.louisville.edu/sites/sphis/do/aa/oass/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Non-resident MPH Students Pay Resident Tuition
Tuition scholarships are available to students who enroll in the MPH program and are from one of the seven border states of Kentucky: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Through this program, which began this program in fall 2011, students receive a scholarship that pays the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates. Click here to download a flyer about this program.
Applications to the MPH program are accepted at www.sophas.org. SOPHAS is a centralized application service for schools of public health.
Who should apply?
Those seeking careers in public health come from varied backgrounds including, but not limited to: medicine, dentistry, nursing, the life sciences, the social sciences, business and law. In order to make the best decision for your educational and professional goals, please contact us to discuss your options.
Click here to view a PDF of the full-time course of study.
Click here to view a PDF of the part-time course of study.
Click here to view a PDF of the admissions requirements.
Click here to view a PDF of the International Student Requirements
For Additional Information
Contact us at:
University of Louisville
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-3299
Fax: (502) 852-3294
MPH Program Office
Robert R. Jacobs, PhD