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Baylor University Master of Public Health online

Confront complex public health challenges and diminish health disparities in your community, with Baylor’s MPH online.

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About the program

  • Scholarships available: Enrolled MPH@Baylor learners are eligible to receive scholarships in the upcoming cohort.
  • Servant leadership: MPH@Baylor welcomes learners who share the call to create positive health outcomes for underserved and vulnerable populations.
  • No GRE required: Baylor values your commitment to service-oriented public health practice over your standardized test scores.

About the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences 

The Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences (RCHHS) has upheld Baylor University’s faith-based mission and long-standing tradition of excellence in healthcare education. This mission continues with MPH@Baylor, the online Master of Public Health, which prepares aspiring public health advocates to improve the well-being of all populations. 

MPH@Baylor is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) through 2026.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Specialize in community health — featured courses

The 42-credit MPH online program places a focus on community health. The curriculum prepares learners to serve people in their community through online classes, experiential learning, and partnerships with public health organizations. Featured MPH@Baylor courses include:

  • Public Health Concepts in Epidemiology: Learn traditional and newepidemiologic concepts through theory and practice. Topics include historical foundations, data sources, study design, and the role of statistics in epidemiology.
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science: Explore the environmental factors that affect the health and safety of a human community; and learn public health strategies, rooted in sustainability, that help mitigate environmental risks.
  • Determinants of Health and Health Equity: Assess health disparities and inequities in the U.S., based on the social determinants of health, and learn how to approach public health practice by focusing on equity and the root causes of health outcomes.
  • Global Health: Examine health systems across and within countries, including the social, economic, cultural, and political forces — and their influence on health outcomes.

Admissions

MPH@Baylor applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States. To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • Online application 

  • Résumé  

  • Official transcripts 

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • One personal statement

Experiential learning opportunities

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The MPH@Baylor program prepares learners for real-world public health service by offering opportunities to engage in community service and research. 

Immersion: Learners attend a weekend-long, on-campus immersion experience, during which they network with faculty and classmates, hear from keynote speakers, visit local family health centers, and begin work on their graduate projects. 

Practicum (optional): Learners can complete a 200-hour practicum in their community, and have the opportunity to apply classroom learnings directly in the field. This experience counts as a 3-credit elective course.

Graduate project: Near the end of the program, learners complete a 250-hour internship with a local organization as a culminating graduate project. The goal of the graduate project is to apply competencies and knowledge gained during online classes to a real-world scenario in a public or community-based setting.

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