Master of Public Health – Leadership and Public Health Practice

Public Health, School of - Denver



An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.

It's estimated that by 2020, the nation will face a major deficit in the field of public health and related public health jobs.

Part of that growing need is based on the nearly 100,000 government public health workers who were eligible to retire in 2012. Which is approximately one quarter of the current public health workforce.

CU Denver's School of Public Health saw this need and created th​e flexible Leadership and Public Health Practice program.

This MPH degree is designed for working professionals who, besides seeking the credential, are also interested in specific training in leadership for their current role or who want to adapt a leadership role in another organization. 

How to Apply

Degree Requirements

To obtain the online/hybrid Leadership and Public Health Practice MPH degree, you'll need to complete 42 credit hours.

The curriculum focuses on developing skills in the core functions of Public Health as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Core course requirements: 17 credits
  • Public Health Leadership and Management: 4 credits (held as a 1-credit course each semester for four semesters
  • Concentration electives: 8 credits
  • Additional Electives: 12 credits
  • Practicum: 2 credits (online or in the field based on Practicum Director)
  • Capstone: 2 credits

​​Upon completion, you will receive a Master’s Degree in Public Health. ​​​​