Public Health: Global Health

Public Health (MPH) in Global Health

Graduate College | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Public health is a rapidly growing field, and professionals who are innovative and motivated to reduce healthcare disparities are in high demand. With the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health degree from St. Kate's St. Paul campus, you’ll be prepared to work with individuals, families, and communities to strengthen health systems and improve public health.

Program Details

Format: Hybrid, combining face-to-face classes (evenings and weekends) with online instruction

Completion time: 2-year and 3-year tracks available

Credits: 44

Cost per credit (2019–2020): $815

Start: Fall

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2-year plan of study

3-year plan of study


Each new MPH student will be considered for up to $10,000 in funding from these scholarship programs: Global Health Mission Scholarship, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.

MPH students employed by St. Kate’s corporate partners also receive a scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%. Students are also eligible to apply for loan and grant programs.

Rewarding Work in a Rapidly-Growing Field

The core of public health is concerned with social responsibility for population health, as well as ethical and social justice issues related to the health of diverse and global populations. Public health workers with a global perspective are needed to help close the gaps in basic public health services such as immunizations, nutrition, clean water, and other prevention and treatment services.

You’ll develop an understanding and appreciation for the principles and approaches in ethical reasoning, human rights, and social justice.

Our diverse teaching and course delivery methods cultivate the development of innovative and influential public health leaders. A combination of lectures, applied activities, service learning experiences, and international field work will build your skills in collaboration, program management, and strategic analysis.

Master of Public Health student Justine DeJesus
Careers in Public Health

St. Kate’s master's in public health program will prepare you to reduce health disparities and address disease prevention around the world and in your community.

Our graduates work in government institutions, nonprofit agencies, hospitals and clinics, and a variety of other organizations to:

  • design, implement, and evaluate global health programs and policies
  • research emerging disease patterns and critical global health issues
  • work toward containing the spread of disease and facilitate eradication
  • promote health behavior change
  • respond to disasters and assist in recovery
  • assure the quality and accessibility of health services
  • build local capacity and community-based partnerships
Public Health (MPH in Global Health) Accreditation seal
Program Accreditation

The MPH in Global Health program is seeking accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health and is a member of the CUGH Organization.

Learn more about accreditation for this program