Department Overview

We are delighted that you are interested in public health education at Indiana University School of Medicine.  The Department of Public Health offers a variety of educational programs.  We are committed to ensuring that your education is rigorous, intellectually challenging and rewarding.

At the undergraduate level, students can pursue 120 credit hour degrees in Environmental Health Science (B.S. Public Health) or Health Services Management (B.S.Health Services Management). The Environmental Health Science major is one of 32 national programs and the only program in Indiana accredited by the National Health Science Protection and Accreditation Council.

Undergraduate certificates include the Certificate in Environmental Studies (30 credits) and the Certificate in Public Health (18 credits), which has options in environmental science and health and health administration. Undergraduate minors, which are 15 credits, are offered in environmental science and health and health systems administration. To learn more about the undergraduate program, visit the undergraduate link in this bulletin.

At the graduate level, students can pursue advanced study in public health through doctoral and master degrees and certificates and minors. 

The 90 credit Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Epidemiology and the Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management can be completed on a part time or full time basis. To learn more about the PhD Program in Epidemiology, visit PhD Program.

The 45 credit Master of Public Health (MPH) degree offers three concentration areas:  Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Health Policy and Management.  The MPH Program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.   To learn more about the MPH Program, visit MPH Program.

The 51 credit Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree offers advanced study in health administration. This is the only MHA Program in Indiana accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).  The MHA program is also a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Joint degrees include the Master of Health Administration-Doctor of Jurisprudence (MHA-JD), which is offered with the Indiana University School of Law, and the Master of Health Administration-Master of Business Administration (MHA-MBA), which is offered with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. To learn more about the MHA program, visit the MHA Program.

Graduate certificate programs include the Graduate Certificate in Public Health (15 credits),the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy (17-18 credits), and the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (15 credits)t. To learn more about the Graduate Certificate Program, visit Graduate Certificate Program.

The 12 credit minors are available to students currently enrolled in doctoral programs.  To learn more about the doctoral minors available in Public Health and Epidemiology, visit Doctoral Minors.

Through the Office of Public Health Practice, the Department of Public Health offers quality non-credit educational programs for public health professionals.  The Office of Public Health Practice offers a broad spectrum of educational activities using a variety of training modalities, including distance learning technologies. To learn more on the Office of Public Health Practice and to view a listing of current training opportunities, visit the center's webpage.