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Online Education Degree Programs

While a number of core courses are available via distance education in programs across the Arnold School, we have four master's degree programs that are offered completely via distance education: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology,  Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, Master of Public Health in Health Services Policy and Management, and Master of Public Health Professional Online Program in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior. 

Master of Science (Distance Education, part-time) (MS-DE) in Speech-Language Pathology 

If you would like to become a speech-language pathologist but have job or family commitments that prevent you from attending a full-time master’s program, then we encourage you to consider ourMaster of Science (Distance Education, part-time) (MS-DE) program.. The MS-DE degree prepares you for a career in speech-language pathology through comprehensive coursework and significant clinical experiences. The curriculum has been structured to be part-time, with academic instruction offered through distance learning, in-person components, and technology-supported live interactions. 


Epidemiology Online Program

There has never been a better time to pursue a master’s degree in epidemiology.  We are looking for tomorrow's public health leaders who want a multi-faceted MPH program in a diverse, collegial, and supportive environment. Our online 100% asynchronous MPH degree includes an integrated core curriculum covering the five core disciplines, advanced training in epidemiologic and biostatistical methods, and an opportunity to gain experience and training in a public health practice setting. 

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is fully CEPH-accredited and provides epidemiology MPH students with mentorship, quality instruction, and opportunities to get involved in research and practice opportunities. Our faculty have provided excellence in teaching and top-tier research for more than four decades, and their expertise spans a broad spectrum of areas that enable us to confront the most pressing public health issues of our time. With an ever-expanding list of threats to human health, we are rising to meet the emerging public health challenges of the present day while training future public health professionals who will be prepared to tackle the unforeseen challenges of the future. 


Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Professional Online Program

The Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Professional Online Program is designed for practitioners in health department, community, school and worksite settings who are deeply concerned about human welfare and require the flexibility of an online program. The curriculum provides highly transferable, interdisciplinary skills that will help make you a more impactful agent of change in your career and in people’s lives. This program will train you to become a leader and advocate for change in organizations and in the environment to facilitate healthful practices; develop programs aimed at promoting good health at the personal, organizational, and public-policy levels; evaluate health programs and policies to ensure they are meeting objectives and societal needs; and develop and disseminate knowledge through systematic research and evaluation.

Learn more about the online program in our Frequently Asked Questions [pdf].


Health Services Policy and Management Online Program 

Are you interested in a career where you can have a more direct and immediate impact on the health of others in your community, state, nation and beyond but are unable to attend classes on campus?  If this is your aspiration, then our Master of Public Health degree in public health management via distance education may be the degree program for you.  Our online program will provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and experiences that will prepare you to be a leader within an agency or organization dedicated to improving the public’s health. 

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree provides students with the competencies needed to manage public health programs and to direct population-based health improvement.  In addition to the public health core elements of: administration, biostatistics, epidemiology, health promotion, and environmental health, the 45-hour MPH curriculum provides training in health services policy, public health finance, public health law, and program planning and evaluation.  The MPH program prepares students for careers in the management of public health sector and community health programs, as well as public health-related programs in the private sector.

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