Accelerated Master of Public Health (Online)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Earn your Master of Public Health degree in as little as 12-months, entirely online.

CEPH logo The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is recognized as the top professional credential for leadership roles in the public health sector. Our Accelerated MPH enables you to complete a rigorous 44-credit curriculum within 12-18 months. While most MPH programs only focus on Health Education and Promotion, our curriculum also incorporates Evaluation. This vital component addresses the increasing demand for comprehensive program evaluations in healthcare. As a graduate, you won’t only advocate for health; you’ll also stand out as a skilled evaluator, proficient in both quantitative and qualitative methods. This distinctive expertise gained through our program will prepare you for pivotal roles in health departments, consulting firms, and more.


Program Highlights
  • Speed: Complete your MPH degree in just 12-18 months.
  • Flexibility: Choose from six start dates throughout the year.
  • Fully online coursework: Enjoy the convenience of pre-recorded lectures.
  • Accelerate your career: Stand out with the only accelerated MPH program with an evaluation concentration.

The ideal candidate for this program is a motivated aspiring leader in the public health field. Medical students and nurses are particularly suited, but the program also welcomes those currently working in or aiming to join federal, state, or local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, managed care organizations (MCOs), clinics, colleges, universities, and private businesses.

This program will prepare you to advance in roles such as: Health Promotion Specialist, Health Education Specialist, Health Educator, Public Health Educator, Public Health Director, Health Services Manager, Health and Wellness Director, Health Promotion Consultant, Community Service Manager, Physical Education Teacher, Program Evaluator

Program At-a-glance

  • 44 units

    required units

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

    degree awarded

  • Online


  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

  • 12-18 months | full time*

    estimated completion time

Areas of Concentration

  • Health Promotion, Education & Evaluation

    Study how behaviors within environmental contexts, operating at individual, organizational, community, and societal levels, affect health and well-being.

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Regina Wang Lee

Director of Recruitment for the School of Community & Global Health



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    Rachaline Napier

    Clinical Associate Professor of Community and Global Health

    Research Interests

    Global Health, Epidemiology

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    Robert Avina

    Adjunct Faculty

    Research Interests

    Sexual health disparities and related co-morbidities

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    Monideepa Becerra

    Adjunct Faculty

    Research Interests

    Social determinants of health among disparity populations, with emphasis on racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, veterans, sexual/gender minorities, and those with chronic illnesses. Effective pedagogy in higher education, with emphasis on high impact practices and social justice pedagogy


Students complete five courses which cover the core public health competencies and then proceed to the concentration courses for Health Promotion, Education and Evaluation. All students participate in a supervised field training experience in a public health agency related to concentration. A capstone course, whereby students demonstrate mastery of public health competencies, serves as the culminating experience for the program.

  • Core: 28 units
  • Concentration: 16 units
  • Total: 44 units (students can transfer up to 6 units)
Program Competencies
  • Examine factors that influence the process by which people learn, including those that may enhance or impede the process of health education/promotion.
  • Select and apply program planning models and health behavior theories to design health education/promotion programs.
  • Involve priority populations, partners and other stakeholders in the planning process.
  • Develop goals and objectives for a public health program.
  • Select and apply implementation methods/strategies for health education/promotion programs.
  • Develop an evaluation plan for health education/promotion programs.

Application Guidelines

Requirements Summary

Item Description
Application Fee $80
Official Transcripts Yes
Other Requirements English proficiency Exam

Start Date
Application Deadline
Fall Module 1 – August August 1
Fall Module 2 – October October 1
Spring Module 1 – January December 1
Spring Module 2 – March March 1
Summer Module 1 – May May 1
Summer Module 2 – July June 1

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Cost & Aid

Program 44 units (students can transfer up to 6 units)
Tuition per unit* $2,020

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates.

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