School of Public Health

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $45,793
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $59,149
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Master of Science (MS)
Executive Master of Pubic Health (MPH)
Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Our Program

Build on pioneering research, experience an inventive and innovative education, and contribute through a collaborative model at Minnesota

Imagine a world where every person in every community has the opportunity for a healthy life. That possibility drives University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) faculty, staff, and students to discover new paths, seek alternatives, push harder, and create inventive solutions in our commitment to make health a human right.

As one of the premiere schools of public health in the world, the School of Public Health prepares some of the most influential leaders in the field, and provide the knowledge health departments, communities, and policymakers need to make the best decisions about population health. We are known around the globe for our work fighting obesity; preventing infectious disease outbreaks; keeping workers safe from injury and illness; and developing leaders who will run clinics, hospitals, and entire health care systems.

At Minnesota, we give students the freedom to explore the complex and far-reaching field of public health and provide the comprehensive skills and training required to create large-scale change. Through twenty-one degree programs and numerous dual-degree and certificate offerings, our School of Public Health covers the range of today's most pressing public health topics. Because of our rigorous education, students leave SPH ready to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

All of our programs provide students with:

  • A solid understanding of current public health practice
  • Expertise of leading faculty who are accessible and genuinely supportive
  • Flexible scheduling through more than 60 online course offerings
  • Career and professional development resources from an award-winning staff
  • Real-world experiences, mentorship, and abundant career opportunities through connections to local and state health departments, hospitals and clinics (e.g. Allina and Mayo Clinic), local Fortune 500 companies (e.g. 3M and Medtronic), and an active alumni network (more than 10,000 living across the globe)


  • #9 - School of public health
  • #2 - Master of Healthcare Administration program
  • #6 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding
  • #5 - Online Master of Public Health Degree
  • #3 - Largest research portfolio at UMN

Other Highlights:

  • First Master of Healthcare Administration program
  • First Epidemiology PhD program
  • First Maternal & Child Health program in the nation


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50


  • checkbox-alt GRE
  • checkbox-alt TOEFL
  • checkbox-alt IELTS
  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Resume or C.V.
  • checkbox-alt Cumulative undergraduate GPA of not less than 3.00
  • checkbox-alt Prerequisite coursework (varies per program)
  • checkbox-alt NOTE: the GRE is not required for all programs

Additional Requirements

  • Information for International Applicants and/or Non-Native English Speakers
  • PhD applicants for Environmental Health and Epidemiology will be required to provide a statement of research interests
  • NOTE: Above list reference general admissions requirements, please refer to the specific program of interest for additional application requirements including any required or preferred prerequisite coursework necessary.
  • NOTE: SOPHAS, the common application service, charges $140 for the first program you apply to and $50 for each additional program. A limited number of fee waivers are available, contact SOPHAS at 617-612-2090 for eligibility.

Application Deadline

To receive consideration for first-round School of Public Health scholarships, applications must be completed, with all required documentation, by December 1. Applications submitted/completed after December 1 will be given scholarship consideration based on availability of funds. Deadlines beyond the priority deadline vary by program, please refer to the complete list of application deadlines.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 1,408 Students
  • Female

    female 70% Female
  • Male

    male 30% Male


  • checkbox-alt Dedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-alt US Department of Education Minority Serving Institution
  • checkbox-alt Domestic Students of Color: 18%
  • checkbox-alt International Students: 15%
  • checkbox-alt University of Minnesota - Twin Cities named one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the nation (Campus Pride, 2013, 2014)
  • checkbox-alt A number of SPH staff are trained Mental Health Advocates

Clubs & Associations

What Our Students Say

  • "My knowledge infectious disease epidemiology helped to prepare me for what to anticipate in this [COVID-19] pandemic. It means a lot to know that the military health system and military beneficiaries will benefit from the work I'm doing." Learn more about Julie.

    Julie Kebisek, Environmental Health MPH ‘16
  • "Having been trained as a physician, in addition to my MPH degree in public health administration and policy has provided me with both perspectives required to be able to effectively support teams in the field." Learn more about Frank

    Frank Grenier, Public Health Administration & Policy MPH ‘14
  • "The MHA program provided me the foundation I use every day in both this current role and in my executive role at CentraCare: problem solving, relationship development, and leadership." Learn more about Joseph

    Joseph Hellie, Master of Healthcare Administration ‘90

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $45,793
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $59,149

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt The above information is based the total estimated cost to complete the degree. A complete list of tuition information can be found at