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The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a career-focused, practice-based graduate degree for change-makers focused on building healthier populations. Our nationally-ranked MPH program will give you the skills you need to create what’s possible: a world with less human suffering, more access to care, and health equity for all. The program offers concentrations in Epidemiology, Health Behavior, Environmental Health, and Health Management & Policy.

”UK College of Public Health was the best choice for me. It has all the resources of a large research institute, but small class sizes that allow you to connect with professors, students, and opportunities; this gives students the best of both worlds."

- Allison Merritt, MPH Class of 2018

Why choose UK for your MPH?

It’s your time to make a difference. Get ready to be part of our wide alumni network of public health professionals who spend every day fighting for a healthier world as part of government agencies, non-profits, health care systems, universities, and state and local health departments. Join their ranks as a leader ready to reshape how we think about and act for population health.

What's possible with an MPH from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health? Only the chance to save the world.

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Accelerated BPH/MPH Program

Complete a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) and Master of Public Health (MPH) in five, rather than six, years.

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Latest MPH News & Events

MPH grads help create new community partnerships, gain valuable experience

Two recent Master of Public Health (MPH) graduates, Ines Roy and Abby Burton, paved the way for a new partnership last semester between the University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH), Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky (PCCEK), and Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) KY.

CPH honors students’ outstanding accomplishments at awards reception

The University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH) honored its students' outstanding accomplishments at the End of the Year Celebration and

‘It's about achieving your goals despite challenges’: MPH graduate finds resilience amid grief

Victoria grew up in the small town of Springfield, Kentucky. In 2017, she moved to Lexington to study Biology on a pre-med track at the University of Kentucky, hoping to become a physician.

Five alums form bond at CPH, make impact across the country

After bonding while pursuing their Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees nearly two decades ago, five University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH) alumni have remained friends and colleagues even after taking divergent career paths in public health.

EPI-BIO Lecture Series: Rachel Vickers-Smith

The University of Kentucky’s College of Public welcomes Dr. Rachel Vickers-Smith Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Epidemiology & Environmental Health.

EPI-BIO Lecture Series: Joshua Lambert, PhD

The University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health welcomes Joshua Lambert, PhD Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati, and Dr. Paul E. Norrod, an Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.

Public Health Showcase 2024

A unique opportunity for sharing innovative work in public health research, community practice, teaching, and workforce development.

EPI-BIO Lecture Series

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