Health promotion and policy

Master of public health University of Missouri
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A master’s degree in public health from MU can help you advance your career in population-based or public health service. If you want to promote the health and well-being of communities in Missouri and elsewhere, this may be the degree for you.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of public health with an emphasis in health promotion and policy


University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

School of Health Professions | Department of Public Health

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Council on Education for Public Health

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Job titles of recent MPH graduates

  • Epidemiologist
  • HIV case manager
  • Prevention coordinator
  • Research analyst
  • Statewide community organizer
  • Tobacco-free community project coordinator
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Epidemiologists
Employment growth
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Epidemiologists
Median salary

Program structure

The online master’s in public health is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in three years.

Course work covers

  • Principles of public health
  • Perspectives in global health
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health research methods
  • Health care in the United States
  • Community-based public health interventions
  • Health program design and management


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The MU Master of Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Amanda Grodie.
A lot of the information I was learning in class, I was able to apply to my current role.
Master of public health ’15

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Public Health