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The MPH is an interdisciplinary graduate degree available in two emphasis areas: Health Promotion and Policy or Veterinary Public Health. This public health coursework reflects the University of Missouri’s strength in the health professions, social work, nursing, medicine, veterinary medicine, and arts and sciences.

Degrees Offered

Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Epidemiology Certificate will allow prospective and current students to become competent in advanced aspects of epidemiological analysis such as assessing population groups and determining their priority health problems, empowering and mobilizing populations in a collaborative public health effort. The certificate competencies are:

1. Articulate key role of epidemiology for informing health issues and in preserving and improving public health.
2. Appropriately select and use information technology to identify, locate and access health-related data; accurately evaluate the integrity of the data and identify gaps in data.
3. Analyze data arising from epidemiologic studies using appropriate software.
4. Interpret the output of regression models from standard statistical programs and present the results in research papers and project reports.
5. Evaluate outcome-based research on public health interventions for its potential use in public health practice.
6. Develop skills in communicating community assessment and intervention findings to lay audiences.

Certificate web site:
https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/mph/mph-degree/certificates/epidemiology-graduate-certificate/

For information about certificate, contact:
Jessica Hosey, MPH Program Coordinator

Email:  
Phone:  (573) 882-6844
Address:  802 Lewis Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Global Public Health, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Application Deadlines (Domestic Applicants)

  • Fall Semester: July 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st
  • Summer Semester: May 1st

Application Deadline (International Applicants)

  • Fall Semester: June 1st

Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: No

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: In order to exercise public health leadership in a modern global society, students need to understand complex social issues from multiple  viewpoints, communicate effectively and respectfully across cultures, and understand the international  components of health. The purpose of this certificate is to enhance the capacity of students to understand the global dimensions of public health issues, including global disparities in health and differing economic and social perspectives, and to work effectively with culturally diverse communities.

Certificate web site:
https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/mph/mph-degree/certificates/graduate-certificate-global-public-health/

For information about certificate, contact:
Lise Saffran

Email:  
Phone:  (573) 884-6844
Address:  802 Lewis Hall

Public Health, Master of Public Health

100% Online On Campus

The program offers a Masters of Public Health with emphasis areas in Health Promotion & Policy and Veterinary Public Health.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines- Domestic Applicants (Including Dual Degree Programs)

  • Fall Semester: June 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

Application Deadline- International Applicants (Including Dual Degree Programs)

  • Fall Semester: May 1st (Internationals only accepted for Fall semesters)
  • Applications from international applicants will only be accepted for Fall Semester admission, unless the applicant is currently a University of Missouri (MU) student enrolled in another full-time program.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666
  • Minimum GRE score: not set
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Public Health Program

  • Personal data sheet (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Unofficial copies of your transcripts of coursework from all universities, colleges, and/or technical schools you’ve attended in the past
  • Personal essay
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For international applicants only)

Please note also that the committee may waive the GRE requirement for applicants who have completed a master’s or doctoral degree program. Applicants should include a waiver request with their application.

Public Health, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Application Deadlines (Domestic Applicants)

  • Fall Semester: June 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

Application Deadline (International Applicants)

  • Fall Semester: May 1st

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  12 

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Public Health offers working professionals the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of foundational areas of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health and health services administration. Students may earn a stand-alone certificate after twelve credit hours (four courses) or may apply earned credits toward the MPH, should they wish to continue their studies. Certificate students who receive B’s or better in all four courses are automatically recommended for admission into the MPH program.

Certificate web site:
https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/mph/mph-degree/certificates/graduate-certificate-public-health/

For information about certificate, contact:
Master of Public Health Program

Email:   
Phone:  (573) 884-6844
Address:   Masters of Public Health, 802 Lewis Hall University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211