Graduate Programs

Master of Public Health: MPH, Certificate

Concentrations in Epidemiology or

Health Policy and Management

Developing the next generation of leaders to create healthy, equitable and thriving communities.

The University of Delaware’s Master of Public Health interdisciplinary program combines faculty and resources from across multiple departments and colleges and focuses on preparing students for careers in both applied and research settings. The MPH program contributes to advancement and innovation in public health through actionable research, collaborative interprofessional education and community-engaged service by:

  • Expanding student capacity to understand, integrate and use public health tools and methods in applied public health careers through engaging and innovative learning environments
  • Conducting interdisciplinary research that contributes to reducing health disparities and improving the lives of individuals in resource-constrained communities
  • Engaging in partnerships and collaborations to meet critical public health challenges

The University of Delaware MPH program offers two concentration areas: epidemiology and health policy and management. The MPH in epidemiology is housed within the College of Health Sciences. The MPH in health policy and management resides within the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration.

The concentration areas share 21 credits of core courses but diverge in specialized coursework. Applicants to the MPH must apply to a specific concentration area.

Online Epidemiology Certificate

The graduate certificate in epidemiology is a 12-credit program intended to support individuals who seek additional training in epidemiologic methods and the applied skills needed to address a broad range of health problems. The certificate is specifically designed for working professionals and those interested in exploring epidemiology prior to committing to a graduate program. The certificate curriculum emphasizes practical, applied skills in epidemiological methods and basic biostatistics and prepares graduates in: collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data; developing advanced knowledge of epidemiologic research methods; and conducting an independent research study, including the conceptualizing and development of a research question(s), data analysis, and interpretation and dissemination of findings. All 12 credits of the certificate can be applied toward the MPH in epidemiology degree.

The University of Delaware is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The accreditation review will address the MPH in Epidemiology and the MPH in Health Policy and Management. Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. ​

Application Deadlines


Jan. 15: Priority consideration for admission

Aug. 1: Final deadline to apply



UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1539* for the Epidemiology MPH.

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028 for the Health Policy and Management MPH.

*Due to a College of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, the student tuition rate is lower than the published UD graduate tuition rate. The final student tuition rate for the MPH in Epidemiology program is $1,028/credit. Please contact the department for more information.