Courses & Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

To earn their degree, students in the Online MPH program must complete a minimum of 63 credits and a practicum and capstone course. All courses are required. Students should work with their student services counselor to add any coursework outside of the prescribed curriculum.

Course Sequence

The program takes six quarters to complete, and you can start in the fall or spring. See the quarter sequence for each option. 

Year One

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter

Year Two

Fourth Quarter
Fifth Quarter
Sixth Quarter

Fall and Spring Start Schedules

If you begin the program in the fall, you'll graduate at the end of winter quarter of your second year. If you start in spring, you'll graduate after the summer quarter of your second year. 

Year 1 Fall Start Spring Start

First Quarter

Autumn

Spring

Second Quarter

Winter

Summer

Third Quarter

Spring

Autumn

Year 2    

Fourth Quarter

Summer

Winter

Fifth Quarter

Autumn

Spring

Sixth Quarter

Winter

Summer

Practicum & Capstone Course

The practicum, which begins in the fourth quarter, lets you apply what you’ve learned to a practical experience at a public health organization or agency. Learn more about the practicum.

The program ends with the capstone course. In this course, you'll work on case studies and projects that help an organization, agency or community address a public health problem or question of practical importance.