MPH Program Highlights

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 (2022–2023): $869

Start: Fall

Scholarship Opportunities

A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New MPH students are considered for up to $5,000 in funding from the following scholarship programs: Global Health Mission Scholarship, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.

MPH students employed by a St. Kate’s corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

GHR Foundation support is available to help offset travel costs related to international practicum experiences.

Graduate students may also be eligible for loan and grant programs.


Global Health at the Center of the Learning Experience

In St. Kate's public health program, 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 prepare students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders. You’ll benefit from a supportive community of peers and develop close working relationships with faculty. Global health perspectives, policy and case studies are integrated throughout each course, strengthening your skills in collaboration, program management, and strategic analysis.

With our practicum experience and capstone project, you’ll be challenged to apply your skills and knowledge through professional practice and communication. We partner with multiple organizations and provide opportunities to work directly with international populations, locally or globally. You’ll put your knowledge into practice and gain new experiences with healthcare systems, population health, and health promotion strategies that are successful in diverse settings and cultures.

Our faculty are teachers and leaders who are deeply engaged with their communities, collaborating locally and abroad to address public health issues and advance public health research. The expertise they bring to each class discussion will enhance your learning experience, and their diverse connections in the field will expand your professional network and open doors to new career opportunities.

Students enrolling in Fall 2023 have the option to complete the international requirement in a virtual format. These transformative online experiences fulfill the learning outcomes of the graduate program, and offer the opportunity to build relationships for future professional development with counterparts around the world.

Improve Health and Reduce Disparities Throughout the World

Public health workers with a global perspective are in high demand. 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, with special emphasis on the social justice perspective that we believe is integral to public health.

Our graduates work in a variety of organizations, including:

  • American Indian Cancer Foundation
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Children's Hospital
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Health Partners
  • Minnesota Department of Health Refugee Health Division
  • USAID International Fellowship

They work to close the gaps in public health services such as immunizations, nutrition, clean water, and other prevention and treatment services. They design global health programs and policies. They respond to disasters and assist in recovery. Our alumni make a difference in their communities and effect real change around the world.

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health Spotlight
Alumni Award winners: Hlee Yang, Marna Anderson, and Audrey Betcher
Recognizing the achievements of our 2022 Alumni Award winners
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St. Catherine University public health programs are CEPH Accredited Bachelor's Master's
MPH Global Health Program Accreditation

St. Catherine University's public health program is accredited by The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Learn more about accreditation for this program