When public health policies, practices and systems are strong, every individual in society benefits.

Augusta University Online’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program allows you to find your place in the fight to improve health outcomes in the communities you care about. 

With a focus on health management, you’ll establish the research-based foundations to implement holistic solutions in health systems. Our knowledgeable faculty’s first-hand experience will empower you to become an ethical and confident leader who can help reshape the future of public health for all. 

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Make Your Master of Public Health Count

Our research-focused MPH degree will equip you with the necessary expertise to confront public health challenges head on as you develop effective, equitable solutions. Through a mixture of asynchronous coursework and hands-on fieldwork, the online MPH will teach you: 

  • How to promote public health in a rapidly changing health landscape
  • The core competencies of public health and how they relate to your community  
  • Key research strategies to help you uncover transformative solutions
  • The importance of community- and patient-centric strategies in fighting public health problems

Concentration: Health Management

The health management concentration focuses on preparing you for leadership positions in public health settings by providing you with interdisciplinary leadership skills and public health expertise. 


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Career Outlook for MPH Graduates

Our focus on practical research equips you with an expert knowledge base — and it gives you the insight, perspective and experience to continue an impactful career in public health. With an MPH degree and education, you can confidently pursue career opportunities, such as:

Health Management Director*

Median Annual Salary: $101,340


Median Annual Salary: $78,830

Social and Community Service Manager*

Median Annual Salary: $74,000

*Salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
**Salary data from Payscale

Online MPH Tuition

$430 per credit*

45 credits

Financial Aid available

Earning a graduate degree is about more than career advancement — it’s about developing the skills to live a better, more stable life. With affordable graduate programs, we rank in the top 5 percent for increased economic mobility for low- and moderate-income students, according to the Economic Mobility Index, a tool created by the Third Way think tank.

*In-state tuition rate. Out-of-state tuition for the online MPH program is $1,132 per credit hour.

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What Sets Our MPH Program Apart

Study What Drives You

Each student will complete a capstone experience customized exclusively for their goals, allowing them to meaningfully tailor their learning.

Research Meets Practice

The MPH provides ample opportunity to get practical learning outside of the classroom through internships and fieldwork, preparing you to put what you learn into practice right away. 

Career Opportunities Abound

Augusta University has strong connections to health organizations for fieldwork and postgraduation networking opportunities.

Nationally Accredited

The MPH is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent organization dedicated to assuring quality and excellence in public health programs

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the online MPH program, the following items must be submitted along with your application:

  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended, showing that you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, with a GPA above 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three formal letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Proof of Lawful Presence: According to Policy 4.3.4 of the University System of Georgia, any student requesting to pay at the in-state tuition rate will be required to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States in order to be classified as an in-state student or awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver.

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About Augusta University Online

Augusta University Online brings the tight-knit community experience and research opportunities found on campus to students across the country. Small class sizes, engaged professors, strong relationships with a multitude of professional organizations and valuable input from subject matter experts across industries allow our graduate degrees to provide students with individualized attention and practical, real-world skills. One of the country’s top universities for improving economic outcomes for low- and moderate-income graduates, Augusta University Online gives students a truly transformative degree experience that allows them to make a profound impact on their lives.

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