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Graduate Programs

The College of Health is committed to developing the next generation of innovative and diverse scientists and leaders in health. 

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MS in Population Health
  • Ph.D. in Population Health
  • Graduate Certificate Programs in Population Health and Global Population Health

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2022! Qualified students accepted into the MPH or MS programs are eligible for generous merit and need-based scholarships.  Our programs are designed to fit into your schedule! 

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

Program Requirements >> 

Attend an information session and receive an application fee waiver!

  • Wednesday, February 2 @ 6:30 p.m. REGISTER
  • Wednesday, February 16 @ 6:30 p.m.  REGISTER
  • Wednesday, March 2 @ 6:30 p.m. REGISTER
  • Wednesday, March 16 @ 6:30 p.m. REGISTER 
  • Wednesday, March 30 @ 6:30 p.m. REGISTER

or contact us at cohgrad@lehigh.edu to arrange for a one on one meeting with our director of graduate programs.  

Tuition & Application Criteria

A graduate of an accredited college or university may apply for admission.  Applications for admission must be completed online and be submitted by January 1 (priority application deadline for financial aid consideration) or March 1 (regular application deadline).

  • $1500 per credit hour (fall 2022 rate)
  • Generous merit and need-based scholarships are available to qualified degree-seeking students  
  • Ph.D. students receive full funding
  • Additional funding opportunities
  • Other fees
  • Completed online application
  • $65 application fee (attend one of our information sessions to receive an application fee waiver!)
  • Recommended GPA Minimum: 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a minimum of twelve 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 examinations (e.g. GRE) are required
  • Completed online application
  • $65 application fee (attend one of our information sessions to receive an application fee waiver!)
  • 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 (attend one of our information sessions to receive an application fee waiver!)
  • 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.

Collaborative programs with Lehigh Business coming in Fall 2023!

  • MBA/MPH
  • Flex MBA with Public Health Concentration

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.

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.

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. 

Contact us

For more information about the College of Health graduate programs, please contact Fathima Wakeel, director of graduate programs and associate professor, cohgrad@lehigh.edu.