Top Online Colleges for Public Health Degrees

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Best value public health

These 25 schools offer academically strong online public health degrees at competitive prices. Two schools on this list, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and George Washington University, have academic strength scores above 80%, with Master's of Public Health degrees available for $19,110 and $22,500, respectively. The colleges highlighted here offer degree specialties in maternal health and community health, among others, so students are sure to find a degree of high value that is tailored to their interests.

All schools considered for this list offer fully online public health degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. View our methodology for more details. Or, browse our comprehensive guide to an online public health degree.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Cedarville University Annual Tuition $10,488 Academic Strength 73%
#2 #2 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $9,294 Academic Strength 69%
#3 #3 Brigham Young University-Idaho Annual Tuition $7,840 Academic Strength 63%
#4 #4 Andrews University Annual Tuition $10,983 Academic Strength 66%
#5 #5 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Academic Strength 60%
#6 #6 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $12,285 Academic Strength 67%
#7 #7 South Dakota State University Annual Tuition $11,937 Academic Strength 65%
#8 #8 New Mexico State University Annual Tuition $11,878 Academic Strength 59%
#9 #9 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,000 Academic Strength 66%
#10 #10 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Annual Tuition $13,000 Academic Strength 58%
#11 #11 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Annual Tuition $19,110 Academic Strength 80%
#12 #12 Northern Illinois University Annual Tuition $14,950 Academic Strength 62%
#13 #13 University of San Francisco Annual Tuition $19,425 Academic Strength 73%
#14 #14 California State University-Northridge Annual Tuition $15,477 Academic Strength 58%
#15 #15 Mercer University Annual Tuition $19,866 Academic Strength 73%
#16 #16 University of Vermont Annual Tuition $20,370 Academic Strength 74%
#17 #17 Ferris State University Annual Tuition $17,283 Academic Strength 62%
#18 #18 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Annual Tuition $18,900 Academic Strength 68%
#19 #19 George Washington University Annual Tuition $22,500 Academic Strength 81%
#20 #20 Lamar University Annual Tuition $17,790 Academic Strength 61%
#21 #21 Creighton University Annual Tuition $20,856 Academic Strength 73%
#22 #22 Tulane University Annual Tuition $25,368 Academic Strength 83%
#23 #23 Benedictine University Annual Tuition $21,450 Academic Strength 64%
#24 #24 University of Missouri Annual Tuition $23,874 Academic Strength 73%
#25 #25 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $22,195 Academic Strength 64%
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,488
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; Global Health and Vulnerable Populations; Healthcare Economics and Policy; Phiolosophy and Theology of Health Healing and Illness; Physiology, Patho, and Genomics; Population Based Health Care Managemen
  • Annual Tuition: $9,294
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Analytical Epidemiology; Community Health Education; Economics for Policy Analysis; Environmental Risk Assessment; Epidemiology of Infectious and Chronic Diseases; Public Health in the Political Arena
  • Annual Tuition: $7,840
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Example Classes:
    Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases; Drugs of Use and Abuse; Environmental Health; International Health; Personal Health and Fitness; Program Planning/Implementation
  • Annual Tuition: $10,983
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistics; Current Issues in Nutrition and Wellness; Fitness and Health Promotion; Integration of Spirituality in Healthcare; Principles of Health Behavior; Vegetarian Nutrition and Disease Prevention

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Example Classes:
    Biological Concepts for Public Health; Ethical and Legal Considerations of Healthcare; Evaluation Methods in Public Health; Healthcare Delivery Systems; Programming Planning in Public Health; Social and Behavioral Health
  • Annual Tuition: $12,285
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    All Hazards Preparedness; Community Health Project; Culture, Ethnicity, and Health; Global Health; Public Health Issues of the Elderly; Substance Abuse: Prevention and Intervention

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,937
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; Nutrition and Aging; Parasitology; Rural Health Policies and Education; Women and Children's Health

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,878
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistical Applications in Public Health; Community and Pyschosocial Aspects of Public Health; Environmental Public Health Issues; Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention; Health Services System: Administration and Organization; Techniques of Health Communication/Education

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Assessing Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education; Changing Health Behaviors; Clinical Health Care Ethics; Environmental Community Health; Human Pathophysiology; Program Development and Management for Community Health
  • Annual Tuition: $13,000
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Community-Based Research Methods; Biostatistics for Public Health Practice; Principles of Behavioral Science and Health Education; Principles of Health Policy and Management; Public Health Perspectives of Environmental and Occupational Health

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $19,110
  • Academic Strength: 80%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistical Literacy; Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy; Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science; Issues in Environmental Health; Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
  • Annual Tuition: $14,950
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health; Biostatistics in Public Health; Community Health Planning; Principles and Methods of Epidemiology; Problems and Issues in Environmental Health; Public Health Informatics

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $19,425
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Communicating for Healthy Behavior and Social Change; Environmental and Occupational Health Issues in Public Health; Epidemiology; Public Health Program Planning, Management and Evaluation; Public Health Systems Leadership and Administration; Social Justice, Health Policy, Ethics, and Public Health Law

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,477
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Concepts of Health Behavior; Communication in Health Education; Cultural Issues in Healthcare; Current Issues in Health Education; Curriculum Development in Health Education; Environmental Health
  • Annual Tuition: $19,866
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Basic Biostatistics and Health Measures; Community Health Needs Assessment; Grant and Proposal Writing and Development; Minority Health and Health Disparities; Public Health Management; Social Determinants of Health

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $20,370
  • Academic Strength: 74%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Example Classes:
    Health Care Law & Ethics; Improving Health of Patients and Populations; Investigating Disease Outbreaks; Public Health and Food Systems; Public Health Informatics; Social Justice in Public Health
  • Annual Tuition: $17,283
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistics in Public Health; Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health; Epidemiology in Public Health; Health Behavior & Health Promotion in Public Health; Health Services Administration & Management in Public Health; Public Health Concepts

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $18,900
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Example Classes:
    Community Health Assessments; Community Health Education and Promotion; Mass Communication and Health; Maternal and Child Health; Program Design, Research and Evaluation; Survey of Public Health
  • Annual Tuition: $22,500
  • Academic Strength: 81%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Climate Change and Social Change; Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology; Global Health Communication Interventions; Global Health Diplomacy; Monitoring and Evaluation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; Preventing Health Disparities
  • Annual Tuition: $17,790
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistics; Environmental Health Sciences; Foundations of Health Promotion in Diverse Communities; Health Program Planning and Evaluation in Diverse Communities; Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle Interventions; Public Health Surveillance and Emergency Preparedness

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $20,856
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Example Classes:
    Community Health Assessment; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Health Communication and Informatics; Organization and Management of Public Health Services; Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
  • Annual Tuition: $25,368
  • Academic Strength: 83%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Crisis and Emergency Communication; Industrial Ventilation and Hazard Control; Occupational Health; Principles of Safety; Principles of Toxicology; Workplace Wellness
  • Annual Tuition: $23,874
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and CEPH
  • Example Classes:
    Community-Based Public Health Interventions; Developing and Evaluating Global Public Health Programs; Health Care in the United States; Health Promotion Campaign Successes and Failures; Mental Health Policy; Public Policy Processes and Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $22,195
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Issues in Health Promotion and Education; Health Promotion and Education Methods; Program Planning and Evaluation; Social Marketing for Health Populations
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