Master of Public Health (MPH)

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Sarah H. Class of 2019, Military Servicemember


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The Master of Public Health program includes four-week classes.
National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

Program Overview

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Lead the way in improving the health of your community and beyond. The National University Master of Public Health (MPH) program prepares students for leadership positions in health promotion and disease prevention, community mental health, or public healthcare administration. The MPH degree online or on-campus courses will teach you effective ways to share your knowledge of preventative medicine and to establish public health initiatives that encourage healthy lifestyles throughout the communities you serve. The MPH program emphasizes state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills as well as the communication skills needed to work with diverse populations.

The National University Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The program maintains its accreditation despite its current probationary status through December 31, 2020. Please see the letter to MPH students under ‘Related Downloads’ for more information.

National University’s Master of Public Health program is scheduled for a review by its specialized accrediting agency, the Council on Education for Public Health, December 10-11, 2020. As part of the review process, the program is requesting third party comments. Any stakeholder who would like to send comments to CEPH can do so by emailing staff coordinator, Alexandra DiOrio (, or through mail at 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Third-party comments are due to CEPH by November 10, 2020, which is 30 days prior to the scheduled site visit.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and interpret health data.
  • Describe the distribution and determinants of disease, disabilities, and death in human populations.
  • Evaluate the environmental factors that affect the health of a community.
  • Analyze the planning, organization, administration, and policies of health care organizations.
  • Apply the concepts and methods of social justice and social and behavioral sciences relevant to the identification and solution of public health problems.

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Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 175,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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