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Arnold School of Public Health

Distance Education Degree Programs

While a number of core courses are available via distance education in programs across the Arnold School, we have three master's degree programs that are offered completely via distance education: the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, the Master of Public Health in Health Services Policy and Management, and the Master of Public Health Professional Online Program in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior

Master of Science - Distance-Education (MS-DE) in Speech-Language Pathology

If you would like to become a speech-language pathologist but have job or family commitments that prevent you from attending a full-time master’s program, then we encourage you to consider our Master of Science via distance education (MS-DE) program. The MS degree prepares you for a career in speech-language pathology through comprehensive coursework and significant clinical experiences. The curriculum has been structured to be part-time, with academic instruction offered through distance learning, in-person components, and technology-supported live interactions. 

Please review our MCD program information [pdf] for additional details about application requirements, financial aid and program benefits.

Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Professional Online Program (MPH)

The Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Professional Online Program is designed for practitioners in health department, community, school and worksite settings who are deeply concerned about human welfare and require the flexibility of an online program. The curriculum provides highly transferable, interdisciplinary skills that will help make you a more impactful agent of change in your career and in people’s lives. This program will train you to become a leader and advocate for change in organizations and in the environment to facilitate healthful practices; develop programs aimed at promoting good health at the personal, organizational, and public-policy levels; evaluate health programs and policies to ensure they are meeting objectives and societal needs; and develop and disseminate knowledge through systematic research and evaluation.

Learn more about the online program in our Frequently Asked Questions [pdf].


Master of Public Health in Health Services Policy and Management (MPH) via Distance Education

Are you interested in a career where you can have a more direct and immediate impact on the health of others in your community, state, nation and beyond but are unable to attend classes on campus?  If this is your aspiration, then our Master of Public Health degree in public health management via distance education may be the degree program for you.  Our online program will provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and experiences that will prepare you to be a leader within an agency or organization dedicated to improving the public’s health. 

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree provides students with the competencies needed to manage public health programs and to direct population-based health improvement.  In addition to the public health core elements of: administration, biostatistics, epidemiology, health promotion, and environmental health, the 45-hour MPH curriculum provides training in health services policy, public health finance, public health law, and program planning and evaluation.  The MPH program prepares students for careers in the management of public health sector and community health programs, as well as public health-related programs in the private sector.

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