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Online Executive Master of Public Health (MPH) - University Of Washington

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Online Executive Master of Public Health (MPH)

Earn your MPH degree from the top-ranked UW School of Public Health, with an online format designed for working professionals.

Online Executive MPH Program

The University of Washington Online Executive Master of Public Health program promotes leaders in public health. This two-year, mostly online program prepares you to tackle current and future public health challenges.

Advance Your Career in Public Health

Our rigorous curriculum equips you to make a difference in public health and to promote health equity and social justice. You will build knowledge and skills in key public health areas — including data analysis, evidence-based approaches, environmental health, policy, program design and evaluation, and values and ethics in public health — and develop essential collaboration and leadership skills through a team-based learning approach. Graduates of our program have careers as directors and managers of public health agencies, research scientists, and health education specialists, among other positions.

Learn From Expert Faculty

The Online Executive MPH program is taught by faculty from the UW School of Public Health, ranked sixth among public health graduate schools in the country, according to US News & World Report. As leading public health researchers and practitioners, our instructors are at the forefront of the latest developments in public health.

Earn Your MPH on a Convenient Schedule

Our program’s format combines the convenience of online learning with the benefits of three on-site sessions, so you can continue to work while you earn your degree. The first and last on-site sessions are required, while the second is optional.

Commitment to Solving Health Disparities

Long before the public health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, many communities faced steep barriers to health equity caused by systemic racism, income inequality and other social determinants of health. COVID-19 has compounded this crisis and laid bare the stark inequalities and health disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color and low-income communities. As a teaching program that prepares future public health leaders, we are committed to equipping our students with the knowledge and tools needed to dismantle the barriers and structures that negatively influence so much of our communities’ health and well-being.

"[Because the program is mostly online,] I was able to work full-time while earning my MPH, allowing me to gain the knowledge to support my current role as well as expanding my skillset for future career opportunities. The on-site sessions were a key benefit – they enhanced the student/instructor experience and allowed me to create a special bond with my classmates, the type of bond that can only happen through in-person interaction."

Nichole Pelz, 2015 Graduate
Clinical Research Manager, UW Division of Oncology, School of Medicine