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Prospective Students

Congratulations on your decision to explore the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Obtaining an MPH degree from the Fairbanks School of Public Health will provide the solid foundation necessary to develop solutions to the complex health challenges of today and confront the emerging health problems of tomorrow.

You are pursuing the MPH program at a time when the demand for public health professionals is increasing. Now more than ever, practitioners and researchers are needed to prevent chronic diseases, assure access to healthcare, promote healthy behaviors, respond to natural and manmade disasters, manage the spread of communicable diseases, eliminate environmental contaminants, prioritize the allocation of health resources, prevent injury, and develop sound policies that affect the health of populations.

The IU Fairbanks School of Public Health is an ideal place to pursue your MPH degree. Our program is located in the heart of the state capital, just blocks from the Indiana Government Center, the Indiana State Department of Health, major health providers, and other excellent sites for practical public health experiences. Our students learn from public health experts in the classroom and in the field. We have recently increased the number of courses available to students and doubled the size of our faculty to meet the needs of our rapidly growing educational programs.

This is the right program for you if you seek an education that prepares you for a bright future in public health. Our MPH program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Four concentrations are available within the MPH degree:

  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

The course schedule is flexible; you can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis with classes offered during the day and in the evening. Many classes are offered online or in a blended format (online and in class). We are proud of our diverse student body representing a wide range of ethnic, geographic and professional backgrounds. The MPH degree can be combined with other IUPUI graduate and professional degrees, including law, medicine, dentistry, health administration, social work, and bioethics.  For information on the MD-MPH program, click here.

I encourage you to explore the information on our website to learn more about the MPH program. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about the program. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Carole Kacius, PhD
Associate Dean for Education and Training