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IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health


We are delighted that you are interested in public health education at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. The School 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 Public Health (with majors in Enviromental Health Science or Community Health) or 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 in Public Health are 18 credit hours and include the Certificates in Health Administration or Population Health Science. Undergraduate minors, which are 15 credits, are offered in Environmental Health Science 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees are offered in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management. The 90 credit hour doctoral degrees can be completed on a part time or full time basis. To learn more about the Ph.D. Programs visit Ph.D. Program.

The 45 credit hour Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree offers five concentration areas: Biostatistics, Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The MPH program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Coordinated curricula with other programs on campus include the J.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.P.H., D.D.S./M.P.H., M.S.W./M.P.H., M.H.A./M.P.H., and the M.A. in Bioethics/M.P.H. To learn more about the program, visit M.P.H Program.

The 51 credit hour Master of Health Administration (M.H.A) degree offers advanced study in health administration. This is the only M.H.A Program in Indiana accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The program is also a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Joint and dual degrees include J.D./M.H.A, M.B.A/M.H.A, M.P.H/M.H.A. To learn more about the program, visit the M.H.A Program.

The 42 credit hour Master of Science in Biostatistics (M.S.). The Department of Biostatistics offers an MS in biostatistics to meet the growing local, national, and international demand for data analysis professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, health care delivery, biomedical research and other quantitatively oriented fields.

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). To learn more about the Graduate Certificate Program, visit Graduate Certificate Program.

The 12 credit hour doctoral minors are available to students currently enrolled in doctoral programs. To learn more about the doctoral minors visit Doctoral Minors.

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

Last Updated November 2014