2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Public Health

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These top 25 online colleges offering the most affordable master’s in public health programs have annual tuition rates under $15,000 per year. Columbia Southern University is ranked first on this list with a tuition rate of $5,220 per year. These MPH programs include specializations in community health, epidemiology, nutrition and wellness, and health service management, among others. The average tuition of these schools is $11,722 per year, and six schools have tuition rates under $10,000.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online public health degrees at the undergraduate level. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $5,220
#2 #2 Andrews University Annual Tuition $8,891
#3 #3 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $9,000
#4 #4 South Dakota State University Annual Tuition $9,329
#5 #5 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $9,774
#6 #6 University of Missouri Annual Tuition $9,775
#7 #7 Oregon Health & Science University Annual Tuition $10,770
#8 #8 Rivier University Annual Tuition $11,445
#9 #9 Excelsior College Annual Tuition $11,610
#10 #10 Des Moines University Annual Tuition $11,704
#11 #11 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,865
#12 #12 San Jose State University Annual Tuition $12,075
#13 #13 University of South Florida - Main Campus Annual Tuition $12,180
#14 #14 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $12,285
#15 #15 University of South Carolina-Columbia Annual Tuition $12,446
#16 #16 Argosy University Online Annual Tuition $12,447
#17 #17 Azusa Pacific University Annual Tuition $12,600
#18 #18 Concordia University - Nebraska Annual Tuition $12,800
#19 #19 University of Nebraska Medical Center Annual Tuition $12,880
#20 #20 Kaplan University Annual Tuition $12,942
#21 #21 Texas A & M University-College Station Annual Tuition $13,382
#22 #22 The University of Montana Annual Tuition $13,842
#23 #23 Michigan State University Annual Tuition $13,860
#24 #24 Northern Illinois University Annual Tuition $14,950
#25 #25 National University Annual Tuition $14,976
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,220
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Biostatistics; Concepts of Environmental Health; Grant Writing in Public Health; Law and Ethics in Public Health; Public Health in Genetics; Public Health Research Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $8,891
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Health; Environmental Health; Health Behavior and Change; Health Promotion, Program Planning, Design and Evaluation; Health Through the Life Span
  • Annual Tuition: $9,329
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; Nutrition and Aging; Parasitology; Rural Health Policies and Education; Women and Children's Health

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,774
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • 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: $9,775
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Developing and Evaluating Global Public Health Programs; Health Care in the United States; Health Promotion Campaign Successes and Failures; Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health; Mental Health Policy; Public Policy Processes and Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $10,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Communication and Informatics; Concepts of Environmental Health; Epidemiology of Aging and Chronic Disease; Global Perspectives and Program Development; Health Systems Organization
  • Annual Tuition: $11,445
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Health and Health Promotion; Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology; Compliance and Risk Management in Healthcare Settings; Public Health Genomics and Informatics; Public Health: A Population-Based Approach; Quality Healthcare Improvement

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Health and Social Environment; Critical Issues in Public Health; Ethics and Health Care; Health Care Delivery Systems; Program Planning and Evaluation for Public Health; Vulnerable Populations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,704
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Community Health Program Planning and Evaluation; Community Research Methods; Health Care Financial Management; Occupational and Environmental Health; Overview of the U.S. Health Care System; Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $11,865
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Aspects of Health Behavior; Prevention & Control of Infectious Diseases; Primary Healthcare in Developing Countries; Principles of Environmental Health; Sanitation in Developing Countries; Social & Behavioral Theory Applications in Public Health
  • Annual Tuition: $12,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Organization and Health Promotion; Computational Public Health Statistics; Environmental Health; Health Services Organization; Multicultural Communication for Health Professionals; Principles and Skills of Health Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $12,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Partnerships and Advocacy; Environmental and Occupational Health; History & Systems of Public Health; Principles of Health Policy and Management; Social & Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health; Supervised Field Experience
  • Annual Tuition: $12,285
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $12,446
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Health Communication; Consumer Health in Contemporary Society; Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs; Health Promotion Research Methods; Race, Ethnicity, and Health: Examining Health Inequalities; Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Annual Tuition: $12,447
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Change Implementation and Management in Public Health Systems; Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness; Health Communications and Social Marketing; Performance Improvement Systems in Public Health; Public Health in the 21st Century; Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Implications on Health

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Health Care Policy, Law, and Society; Public Health, Cinema, and Social Media; Sexuality, Gender, and Public Health; Social and Behavioral Theory and Application

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Research in Public Health; Biostatistics; Concepts of Environmental Health; Marketing Public Health; Programming & Evaluation in Public Health; Public Health Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $12,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Research in Public Health; Epidemiology in Public Health; Health Care Finance; Health Promotion Program Planning; Public Health Program Evaluation; Strategic Planning & Management in Public Health
  • Annual Tuition: $12,942
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, NEASC CIHE, and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental Health; Foundations In Public Health; Health Behavior; Principles Of Epidemiology; Public Health Biology; Public Health Leadership And Administration

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,382
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistics I; Data Management/Computing; Epidemiologic Methods I; Introduction to Health Policy & Management; Principles of Environmental & Occupational Health; Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
  • Annual Tuition: $13,842
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental and Rural Health; Ethical Issues in Public Health; Issues in Maternal & Child Health; Public Health Genetics; Rural Health Issues in a Global Context; Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistics for Public Health; Environmental Factors of Health; Epidemiology for Public Health; Introduction to Public Health; Public Health Administration; Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $14,976
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC, WASC WSCUC, and CEPH
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Epidemiology; Global Health Experience; Public Health & the Environment; Public Health Research Methods; Theories of Health Behavior; U.S. Healthcare System
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