Graduate College | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Public Health (MPH) in Global Health

Public health is a rapidly growing field, and professionals who are innovative and motivated to reduce healthcare disparities are in high demand. 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.

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: Evening and weekend classes
  • Location: St. Paul campus
  • Credits: 44
  • Completion time: 2-year and 3-year tracks available

What can I do with a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health?

The core of public health is concerned with social responsibility for population health, and ethical and social justice issues related to the health of diverse and global populations. St. Catherine’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 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

How will I study?

St. Kate's 44-credit Master of Public Health in Global Health program can be completed in a two-year or three-year plan of study. Courses meet on our St. Paul, MN campus in an evening/weekend schedule throughout the year, and combine online and face-to-face instruction in a hybrid learning format.

A dual-degree (3+2) option is available for qualified undergraduate students at St. Catherine University. Dual-degree students begin the MPH program during the final year of their bachelor’s degree.

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. You will develop an understanding and appreciation for the principles and approaches in ethical reasoning, human rights, and social justice. Toward the end of your program, the practicum and capstone project challenge you to apply your skills and knowledge through professional practice and communication.

Why St. Kate's?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.

The MPH in Global Health program is offered within the Graduate College through the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate for the 44-credit MPH in Global Health program is $815 per credit. Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs include fees for student services and technology, books, etc.

Many students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans. Another potential source of funding is tuition benefits from current employers.

Scholarship Opportunities

St. Catherine offers scholarship support for new students entering the MPH program. Apply to start in F’19 to be considered for up to $10,000 in scholarship funding:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Alumni
  • Diversity
  • Leadership/Service

Scholarship funding is limited – priority consideration is given to individuals who complete the application process by the F’19 application deadline.

In addition, St. Catherine's MPH students employed by one of our corporate partners may be eligible to receive a special corporate partner scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.

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.

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MPH Degree Requirements

MPH Degree Requirements

The MPH in Global Health degree includes courses and experiences to build your professional competencies.

How to Apply

How to Apply

The MPH in Global Health program has specific prerequisite and admission requirements. Learn more and get started.



Our MPH in Global Health faculty are nationally recognized researchers, global leaders and skilled teachers.

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