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Graduate Programs

Applications for the MPH, MS, and graduate certificate (non-degree) programs are being accepted for Fall 2022!  Final application deadline - August 1

Qualified students accepted into the MPH or MS programs are eligible for generous merit and need-based scholarships.  

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MS in Population Health
  • Ph.D. in Population Health (applications accepted for Fall 2023)
  • Graduate Certificate Programs in Population Health and Global Population Health

Collaborative Programs

  • MPH/MBA >>
  • Flex MBA with Public Health Concentration >>

Program flexibility

All COH graduate classes are offered online and in-person, providing students options that fit into today's busy schedules.  The MPH and MS in Population Health have full-time and part-time options.  The Flex MBA and Graduate Certificates are ideal for working professionals while the Ph.D. and MPH/MBA require full-time enrollment.  

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • In-person
  • Remote
  • Hybrid

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Program Requirements >> 

Tuition & Application Criteria

A graduate of an accredited college or university may apply for admission and applications are currently being accepted.  Priority application deadline for financial aid consideration must be completed online and submitted by January 1. Ph.D. applications are now closed for Fall 2022. We are accepting Ph.D. applications for Fall 2023.

  • Completed online application
  • $65 application fee 
  • Recommended GPA Minimum: 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a minimum of 12 hours of graduate work at other institutions.  Applicants for the MPH will be considered from individuals with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
  • 2 letters of professional recommendation
  • CV/resume
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree prior to entering a graduate degree
  • No entrance exam (e.g. GRE) required
  • Completed online application
  • $65 application fee 
  • Recommended GPA Minimum: 3.0 cumulative GPA in last degree program completed (i.e., undergraduate or graduate program)
  • Official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
  • 3 letters of professional recommendation
  • CV/resume
  • Essay/Personal statement
  • Identification and acceptance of initial doctoral College of Health faculty advisor
  • Sample of written work or product 
  • Interview
  • No entrance examinations (e.g. GRE) are required
  • Completed online application
  • $65 application fee 
  • Official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
  • CV/resume
  • Essay/personal statement

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares graduate students to work in a variety of local, state, national, and global public health research, practice, and policymaking settings.

Students gain expertise in the core domains of public health, investigate and address the determinants of health using data science, and develop novel and effective avenues for disease prevention and health promotion. The program combines foundational courses in public health with additional courses in data science, qualitative research methods, leadership, cultural understanding and health, and policymaking. Students gain knowledge and skills through coursework, experiential learning opportunities, research projects, and engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners to pursue a healthier world. The MPH program is designed to meet the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation requirements.

MS in Population Health

The MS in Population Health degree prepares graduate students to investigate and address health determinants using data science and develop novel and effective avenues for disease diagnosis and prevention, health promotion, and intervention. The program combines foundational courses in population health with additional data science, qualitative research methods, population health survey methods, research ethics, and policymaking. Students gain knowledge and skills through coursework, experiential learning opportunities, research projects, and engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners to create a healthier world.

MBA/MPH

Ph.D. in Population Health

The Ph.D. in Population Health degree prepares doctoral students to investigate, integrate, and address health determinants using data science and develop novel and effective avenues for disease diagnosis and prevention, health promotion, and intervention. The program combines foundational courses in population health with additional data science, qualitative research methods, population health survey methods, research ethics, and policymaking. By providing a strong disciplinary and methodological foundation in Population Health through coursework, experiential learning opportunities, research projects, and engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners to pursue a healthier world, the Ph.D. program prepares students to pursue an independent line of inquiry and develop their own body of research.  All Ph.D. students will be fully funded.

Applications for 2023 are now being accepted.  

Graduate Certificate Programs

The graduate certificates in Population Health and in Global Population Health will prepare students to learn and apply graduate-level introductory concepts and methodology in population health and global population health. Certificate programs are ideal for students who may not be ready to commit to a Master's program.  The 12 credits earned through the certificate program can be applied toward either the MPH or the MS in Population Health. 

Flex MBA with Public Health Concentration

Contact us

For more information about the College of Health graduate programs, please contact us at cohgrad@lehigh.edu.