Master of Public Health (Online)

Enhance your career as a public health policy leader and practitioner with an online Master of Public Health degree.

Why Study Public Health at Rivier?

Rivier’s Master of Public Health program prepares the next generation of public health policy leaders and practitioners to ensure global health and safety.

As a profession and discipline, public health focuses on the roles of populations and society to monitor and achieve good health and quality of life. Public health professionals work in diverse levels of practice in communities, promoting health, conducting research, advocating for social justice, lobbying for policy change, and administrating in hospitals and public health institutions.

This program will prepare you to pursue leadership roles in state, federal and international health associations, as well as the private sector and academia. With comprehensive study in topics such as global health, health care administration, health policy, qualitative-quantitative research, ethics, epidemiology and more, you will receive the knowledge and skills needed to impact others in the next step of your career.

In this program you will:

  • Develop skills to practice in multiple public health-related fields
  • Learn about the core concepts of public health including health behavior, research, and statistics in health
  • Hone skills in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of community and public health services

Program Overview

One of the few fully online public health degree programs in the region, Rivier’s MPH program offers a flexible learning environment. Multiple term starts and competitive tuition rates are designed to help you start, and finish, faster.

  • Next Start Date: September 3, 2019
  • Est. Program Length: 2–3 years
  • Credit Hours: 42
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

I not only learned extensively about public health, but I also learned more about myself than I ever expected I would. The MPH program has given me a new, exciting chapter in my life to look forward to!

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Graduates are well prepared for a career in public health-related organizations and settings.


  • Public health officers
  • Epidemiologists
  • Biostatisticians
  • Clinical trials researchers
  • Environmental health directors
  • Hospital administrators
  • Global public policy directors

Bobbie Bagley, Class of 1997/2014G, is an alumna, professor, and ongoing supporter of Rivier's public health programs, which she helped develop and launch. Heading up the city of Nashua Public Health and Community Services Department, she develops and advances programs that support the community's health, safety, and overall well-being. She was recognized by NH Magazine with the 2019 Excellence in Nursing Award. An advocate for the community and the University, several Rivier students have interned at the Nashua Department of Public Health with her support.

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With a Master of Public Health from Rivier, you will gain the skills needed to improve community and global health.


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