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A better, healthier, more just world—built by you.

The world is changing. You will change it for the better.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen our global and national population health systems stretched to the limit. There have been heroes, challenges, and heartbreaks. The world will get through this crisis and its aftermath—but we need your help. The need for public health professionals is more apparent than ever. Will you be ready to answer the call?

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.

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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Credit hours required.


Years, typically, to complete the program.


Available content area concentrations.

Why choose UK for your MPH?

”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

From student to practitioner.

Every MPH student must complete a Capstone Project, as well as a Field Practicum, to put their knowledge into action. We produce public health practitioners who are ready for employment or further study.



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Dual Degrees

Double the impact of your professional education with one of four practice-based dual degree options. Click to learn more.

Graduate Certificates

The College of Public Health is home to four graduate certificate programs with the potential to add value to your MPH degree.