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Designed for Changemakers.

Berkeley Public Health has a legacy of tackling critical public health issues with innovative ideas and community impact. Our renowned 27-month Online Master of Public Health is designed to empower you to drive positive change in public health regardless of your location or career stage.

No. 1

Online MPH in the country by University HQ


Average salary of graduates (2023)


Schoolwide alumni network


Coursework performed online
  • 7 semester program designed for working professionals
  • 4 unique concentrations in Health Policy & Management; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Food, Nutrition and Population Health; and Interdisciplinary
  • Practice-based graduate education taught by esteemed UC Berkeley faculty
  • Professional assistance to help launch or grow your career
  • Diverse community dedicated to health equity and social justice
Application CyclePriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineInstruction Begins
Fall 2024
Opens September 13, 2023
January 7, 2024March 3, 2024August 2024
Spring 2025
Opens December 1, 2023
N/AAugust 8, 2024January 2025

Why the UC Berkeley Online MPH?

  • Academic Excellence

    Access a world-class UC Berkeley education known for academic rigor and pioneering advancements in public health, exemplified by innovations like Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). CBPR, pioneered at Berkeley Public Health, empowers communities in research, addressing health disparities and fostering community engagement for health improvement.

  • Innovation and Impact

    We have a legacy of tackling critical public health issues with innovative ideas and community impact. Our expertise spans environmental health, influencing policies on air quality, water quality, toxic substances, and climate change on a global scale, as well as infectious disease research, where we played a pivotal role in understanding HIV/AIDS and shaping public health responses. Additionally, our contributions to nutrition and food policy, especially regarding childhood obesity and food marketing, have left a lasting mark on public health improvement.

  • Commitment to Health Equity

    At UC Berkeley School of Public Health, health equity and social justice are part of our DNA. For more than 75 years, we’ve been pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo. We believe that universities exist not only for the generation of knowledge and education of students, but for the betterment of our community and the world. In the next decade, we plan to harness our commitment to antiracism and community engagement to become the world’s leading school of public health for social impact.

  • Personal and Professional Growth

    Develop personally and professionally, gaining the knowledge, skills, and confidence to drive change in the public health landscape. Our graduates hold major positions in health departments, hospitals, national and international organizations, in local, state, and federal government, in voluntary health organizations, in the corporate sector, and in health care and health promotion organizations. Top employers of Berkeley Public Health Online alumni include: Genentech, UCSF, and Kaiser.

  • Flexible Learning

    Access a flexible online format designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals, allowing you to balance education with career and life. Despite being online, learners have access to the same tools, instructors, resources, and lessons used on-campus.

Student Outcomes

  • Average Salary

    Average salary of graduates (2023) – $111,830

  • Top Industries
    • Healthcare Organizations
    • Non-Profit Organizations
    • Academic Institutions
    • Government Agencies
  • Top Employers
    • Contra Costa County Public Health Department
    • County of Ventura
    • Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting
    • Dignity Health
    • Gilead Sciences
    • Harvard University
    • Hepatitis B Foundation
    • Kaiser
    • La Clinica de La Raza
    • National Center for Farmworker Health
    • Salinas Valley Health
    • San Mateo county
    • Stanford University
    • Sutter Health
    • UCSF

Visit the Online MPH program page for more information about concentrations, admissions, frequently asked questions, and more.

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