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The 63 Most Affordable Online MPH Programs

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An online MPH can lead to a fulfilling career serving others but can cost as much as $87,000! With a $74,000 difference between the most affordable and most expensive programs, it pays to do your research before choosing an online MPH!

GetEducated compared 137 master’s programs in public health from 88 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 63 Best Buys for an affordable online MPH. Each online public health program costs less than the national average.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$32,100
Least Expensive: University of North Texas Health Science Center — $13,183
Most Expensive: University of Southern California — $86,947

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest online MPH programs. The online MPH degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online MPH

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
University of North Texas Health Science Center
(TX)
$13,183.00
$33,763.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2
New Mexico State University
(NM)
$13,704.60
$39,181.80
In-State
Out-of-State
3
The University of Montana
(MT)
$14,109.78
$33,325.20
In-State
Out-of-State
4
University of Nevada – Reno
(NV)
$14,946.25
$55,785.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
Mississippi University for Women
(MS)
$15,305.55
All Students
6
The University of West Florida
(FL)
$16,153.20
$20,110.86
In-State
Out-of-State
7
American Public University System
(WV)
$17,300.00
$16,125.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
8
Lamar University
(TX)
$17,335.50
$34,765.50
In-State
Out-of-State
9
University of Southern Mississippi
(MS)
$17,589.00
All Students
10
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
(FL)
$17,616.90
$23,310.00
In-State
Out-of-State
10
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(AR)
$19,114.00
$39,106.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Concordia University – Nebraska
(NE)
$19,500.00
All Students
12
University of South Florida-Main Campus
(FL)
$19,528.06
$23,458.00
In-State
Out-of-State
13
Idaho State University
(ID)
$19,536.00
$49,088.00
In-State
Out-of-State
14
University of Missouri-Columbia
(MO)
$19,732.05
$17,819.55
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
15
University of South Florida-Main Campus
(FL)
$19,989.49
$24,013.00
In-State
Out-of-State
16
University of South Florida-Main Campus
(FL)
$20,450.92
$24,568.00
In-State
Out-of-State
17
Indiana University Online
(IN)
$20,577.92
$24,429.68
In-State
Out-of-State
18
University of Illinois at Springfield
(IL)
$21,085.20
All Students
19
Central Michigan University
(MI)
$21,325.00
$12,741.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
20
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(AL)
$22,492.00
$46,600.00
In-State
Out-of-State
21
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
All Students
22
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(AL)
$22,943.00
$47,625.00
In-State
Out-of-State
23
Purdue University
(IN)
$23,100.00
$31,500.00
In-State
Out-of-State
24
Andrews University
(MI)
$23,184.00
All Students
25
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(AL)
$23,394.00
$48,650.00
In-State
Out-of-State
26
Rivier University
(NH)
$23,814.00
All Students
27
Liberty University
(VA)
$23,830.00
$11,650.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
28
Ferris State University
(MI)
$24,108.00
All Students
29
San Jose State University
(CA)
$24,150.00
All Students
30
Argosy University
Master of Public Health
$24,277.00
All Students
31
University of South Dakota
(SD)
$24,420.90
All Students
32
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(AL)
$24,546.00
$50,950.00
In-State
Out-of-State
33
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$25,290.00
$17,920.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
34
University of Memphis
(TN)
$25,326.00
$31,710.00
In-State
Out-of-State
35
SUNY at Albany
(NY)
$25,572.00
$28,360.00
In-State
Out-of-State
36
West Coast University
(CA)
$25,650.00
All Students
37
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(AL)
$25,698.00
$53,250.00
In-State
Out-of-State
38
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
(MA)
$26,375.00
All Students
39
East Tennessee State University
(TN)
$26,703.00
$32,809.00
In-State
Out-of-State
40
Florida International University
(FL)
$27,000.00
All Students
41
University of Nebraska Medical Center
(NE)
$27,136.25
All Students
42
University of Indianapolis
(IN)
$27,535.00
All Students
43
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$27,552.00
$23,765.70
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
44
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
(MA)
$27,605.00
All Students
45
University of Florida
(FL)
$28,116.00
All Students
46
Des Moines University
(IA)
$28,411.00
All Students
47
Michigan State University
(MI)
$28,456.00
All Students
48
San Diego State University
(CA)
$28,662.00
All Students
49
University of South Carolina-Columbia
(SC)
$29,296.25
$30,646.25
In-State
Out-of-State
50
University of North Dakota
(ND)
$29,450.40
$44,175.60
In-State
Out-of-State
51
Shenandoah University
(VA)
$29,480.00
All Students
52
Western Kentucky University
(KY)
$29,694.00
$10,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
53
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$29,736.00
$51,030.00
In-State
Out-of-State
54
Northern Illinois University
(IL)
$29,900.00
All Students
55
National University
(CA)
$30,052.00
All Students
56
George Mason University
(VA)
$30,170.00
All Students
57
Kent State University
(OH)
$30,682.00
$31,142.00
In-State
Out-of-State
58
University of Vermont
(VT)
$31,146.00
$43,998.00
In-State
Out-of-State
59
Capella University
(MN)
$31,395.00
All Students
60
University of Illinois at Chicago
(IL)
$31,416.00
All Students
61
California State University-Northridge
(CA)
$31,631.00
All Students
62
Walden University
(MN)
$31,840.00
All Students
63
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(AL)
$32,110.00
$66,550.00
In-State
Out-of-State
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
(FL)
$32,500.00
All Students
Oregon Health & Science University
(OR)
$32,501.00
$41,897.00
In-State
Out-of-State
A T Still University of Health Sciences
(MO)
$33,072.00
All Students
University of New England
(ME)
$33,360.00
All Students
West Virginia University
(WV)
$33,528.00
$84,788.00
In-State
Out-of-State
University of Maryland-College Park
(MD)
$33,800.00
All Students
University of Illinois at Chicago
(IL)
$34,062.00
All Students
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
(CA)
$34,601.00
All Students
University of Illinois at Chicago
(IL)
$35,010.00
All Students
Samford University
(AL)
$35,021.00
All Students
Benedictine University
(IL)
$37,700.00
All Students
California Baptist University
(CA)
$39,202.00
All Students
MCPHS University
(MA)
$39,350.00
All Students
Monroe College
(NY)
$39,696.00
All Students
University of Arizona
(AZ)
$39,996.00
All Students
Eastern Virginia Medical School
(VA)
$40,303.00
$47,742.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Mercer University
(GA)
$41,130.00
All Students
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
(MN)
$41,430.92
$54,072.92
In-State
Out-of-State
Medical College of Wisconsin
(WI)
$42,470.00
All Students
Temple University
(PA)
$45,425.00
All Students
Loyola University Chicago
(IL)
$45,498.00
All Students
Creighton University
(NE)
$46,448.00
All Students
Tulane University
(LA)
$46,890.00
All Students
University of California
(CA)
$48,636.00
All Students
Tulane University
(LA)
$50,070.00
All Students
New York Medical College
(NY)
$52,600.00
All Students
Saint Louis University
(MO)
$52,800.00
All Students
University of Washington
(WA)
$54,180.00
All Students
University of San Francisco
(CA)
$60,500.00
All Students
Northeastern University
(MA)
$60,690.00
All Students
Simmons College
(MA)
$64,120.00
All Students
The George Washington University
(DC)
$71,100.00
All Students
New York University
(NY)
$81,536.00
All Students
University of Southern California
(CA)
$86,947.00
All Students

Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

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Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2018 review of regionally accredited online MPH programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules. The average in-state cost for this rank is rounded up to the nearest $100. The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

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