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Earn Your Master of Public Health (MPH) Online

A global pandemic raised people’s understanding about the vital role public health plays in protecting the safety of our communities. By earning your Master of Public Health from American Public University (APU), you will be challenged to proactively seek implementable solutions and develop preventative measures to impact current public health policy.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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CEPH Council on Education for Public Health


APU’s online MPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH®) and is the first fully online institution to earn this accreditation.

Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

Per Credit Hour

For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. APU’s MPH degree requires no GRE® or other entrance exam, and the program starts monthly, putting you in control.

Hands-On Learning

Through a 180- to 200-hour supervised practicum experience, you’ll be able to apply your learning in a real-world setting.

Evidence-Based Curriculum

This interdisciplinary program explores the scientific, psychological, and sociological influences on public health policy. You will examine community and global health, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management, ethical issues, and social and behavioral sciences.

Collaborative Learning

This program is ideal for those who wish to develop solutions for complex health challenges. You will study alongside APU’s unique group of working professional students representing military, government, and public sector communities.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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