2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Master's in Public Health Degrees

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With annual tuitions under $18,000, these 25 colleges offer the most affordable online master’s degrees in public health. Troy University offers the lowest tuition for $8,892. Ranked #12, Liberty University offers a Master in Public Health with concentrations in Health Promotion and Nutrition for $11,865. Lamar University’s Master’s in Public Health is ranked #24 and includes classes such as Environmental Health Sciences and Foundations of Health Promotion in Diverse Communities.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in public health degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Troy University Annual Tuition $8,892
#2 #2 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $9,000
#3 #3 Capella University Annual Tuition $9,098
#4 #4 South Dakota State University Annual Tuition $9,329
#5 #5 Concordia University - Nebraska Annual Tuition $10,000
#6 #6 The University of West Florida Annual Tuition $10,370
#7 #7 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Annual Tuition $10,815
#8 #8 Andrews University Annual Tuition $10,983
#9 #9 Kaplan University Annual Tuition $11,256
#10 #10 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $11,286
#11 #11 Excelsior College Annual Tuition $11,610
#12 #12 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,865
#13 #13 Rivier University Annual Tuition $11,907
#14 #14 San Jose State University Annual Tuition $12,075
#15 #15 Monroe College Annual Tuition $12,645
#16 #16 Texas A & M University-College Station Annual Tuition $13,382
#17 #17 Des Moines University Annual Tuition $14,168
#18 #18 Argosy University Online Annual Tuition $14,214
#19 #19 National University Annual Tuition $14,976
#20 #20 University of South Carolina-Columbia Annual Tuition $15,348
#21 #21 California State University-Northridge Annual Tuition $15,477
#22 #22 Eastern Washington University Annual Tuition $15,525
#23 #23 University of Memphis Annual Tuition $15,855
#24 #24 Lamar University Annual Tuition $16,758
#25 #25 University of North Texas Health Science Center Annual Tuition $16,882
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,575
  • Example Classes:
    Economics for Public Management; Governmental Budgeting and Financial Management; Introduction to Public Health; Legal and Social Issues in Public Health Administration; Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response; Public Health Services Administration and Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 473
  • 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: $9,098
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 28,176
  • Example Classes:
    Economics and Decision Making in Health Care; Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health; Learning to Lead in Public Health Settings: Personal and Team Development; Management of Health Service Organizations; Social and Behavioral Foundations in Public Health; Social Determinants of Health Equity

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,329
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,582
  • 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: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 979
  • 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: $10,370
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,570
  • Example Classes:
    Diseases in Human Populations; Epidemiology of Infectious Disease; Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare and Public Health; Medical Disaster Management; Understanding U.S. Health Care

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,763
  • Example Classes:
    Health Services Fraud, Waste and Abuse; Inspection and Oversight of Health Care Delivery; Public Health Policy and Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $10,983
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,633
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,256
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, NEASC CIHE, and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,669
  • 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: $11,286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17,454
  • Example Classes:
    Biological Concepts for Public Health; Biostatistics; Ethical and Legal Considerations of Healthcare; Evaluation Methods in Public Health; Health Policy and Management; Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,388
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Health and Social Environment; Critical Issues in Public Health; Environmental Health; Ethics and Health Care; Health Care Delivery Systems; Health Disparities
  • Annual Tuition: $11,865
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 30,631
  • 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: $11,907
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,203
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Health and Health Promotion; Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology; Communicable Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases; Compliance and Risk Management in Healthcare Settings; Food Safety and Hygiene; Global Health and Health Disparities

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,951
  • 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: $12,645
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 721
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health; Environmental and Occupational Health; Global Health; Health Policy and Management; Introduction to Counseling Theory; Pharmacy Fundamentals

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,382
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 14,854
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,168
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,603
  • 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: $14,214
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,780
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $14,976
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,638
  • Example Classes:
    Chronic & Communicable Disease; Culture and Health; Epidemiology; Global Health Experience; Global Health Promotion; Injury Prevention
  • Annual Tuition: $15,348
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,487
  • 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: $15,477
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,360
  • 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: $15,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,061
  • Example Classes:
    Combatting Health Inequalities; Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology & Response; Further History & Philosophy of Public Health; Health Risk Management and Response; Research, Biostatistics and other ways of 'knowing'; Social and Behavioral Epidemiology & Issues in Public Health
  • Annual Tuition: $15,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,941
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistical Methods I; Environmental Health I; Epidemiology in Public Health; Foundations of Public Health; Health Policy and Organization of Health Service; Social and Behavioral Sciences Principles

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,758
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,750
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $16,882
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,382
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Aspects of Reproductive Health; Diseases from Animals to Humans; Geographic Distribution of Health and Disease; Lean Concepts in Healthcare & Public Health; Topics in Global Security and Sustainability; Water and Public Health
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