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University of California Irvine – Online Master of Public Health Degree Program2018-02-14T02:45:14+00:00

University of California Irvine – Online Master of Public Health Degree Program

Program Overview

According to the University of California Irvine:

The UC Irvine Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) was established in 2010 as the first professional degree of the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention, and as an essential component of an envisioned School of Population Health at UC Irvine. The mission of the UC Irvine M.P.H. is to create public health practitioners who are trained to work independently and collaboratively to develop and implement effective strategies to reduce the burden of disease and disability in culturally diverse communities in Southern California and around the world. The MPH curriculum educates students in the global dimensions of public health principles and prepares them to lead and work collaboratively on the assessment of health-risk factors and the management of prevention strategies.

At a Glance


Total credit hours

63-64 (depending on emphasis)

Tuition per credit                 

Tuition and fees


The M.P.H. program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive

Practicum: Before graduating, every M.P.H. student completes practical experiential training in the field at an approved public health organization dedicated to advancing population health and disease prevention. Students are required to complete a supervised internship of 240 hours while registered in the Graduate Practicum and Culminating Experience in Public Health. A compendium of approved practicum sites is available online to enrolled M.P.H. students. The student’s work at the practicum site will culminate in a comprehensive written report, with a presentation at the departmental poster seminar at the end of the academic year.


In addition to providing a strong foundation in the core competency subjects recommended by the “Framing the Future” exercise of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), students enrolled in the UCI M.P.H. program have the opportunity for in-depth pursuit of one of four emphasis areas:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Sociocultural Diversity and Health



Time to complete                 

6-9 academic quarters

Admission requirements

According to UC Irvine, to be eligible to apply to the Master of Public Health program, an applicant must meet the minimum academic requirements:

  • Successful completion or expected completion of a bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) from a recognized academic institution prior to enrollment at UCI
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (B average)
  • Possess strong verbal and quantitative skills as reflected by GRE General Test scores

Though the GRE is preferred, applicants may submit a score from the MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT in lieu of the GRE. UC Irvine cannot accept scores for the PCAT, DAT, USMLE, or any other exams.

Application Requirements:

  • Online UC Irvine application and fee and SOPHAS application and fee
  • Statement of Purpose (Submitted in both applications)
  • Personal History Statement (submitted in both applications if applicable)
  • GRE General Test scores
  • Official transcripts from all institutions including community college and graduate coursework
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation