Online Master of Public Health Degree Programs

Degree Options

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Amherst Online Master of Public Health degree programs. In conjunction with the UMass Continuing & Professional Education, we offer three exceptional M.P.H. degree options:


We have designed each of our programs to fit seamlessly into the busy lives of today’s working professionals by offering unlimited flexibility as you pursue your MPH degree:

  • 100% online (MPH-PHP and MPH-Nutrition)
  • Blended program (MPH-Worcester)
  • Part-time options. Complete your program in 2 ½ to 4 years!
  • Take 1-3 courses per semester.
  • Summer enrollment is not required.
  • Take time off if needed.


Our programs offer a distinct advantage over most private, online MPH programs. All of our programs are fully accredited by the following institutions:

All programs are administered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a member of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Our accreditation guarantees that upon graduation you are eligible to apply for Federal and State employment, U.S. Government fellowships, and to become certified in public health.

Important information on State Authorization for Out-Of-State Online Students

State and federal laws require all colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Unfortunately and hopefully temporarily, the University of Massachusetts Amherst SPHHS Online MPH degree programs and Online Global Health Certificate programs are unable to accept applications from new students residing in:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas

We are monitoring these laws and regulations in other states and working with agency representatives to seek authorization as necessary. This is an ongoing process and hopefully one that will be resolved in the near future.

Contact Information

Lori J Peterson, MS
Academic Director, Continuing Education Programs
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
University  of Massachusetts Amherst
Arnold House Room 101
715 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003