Master of Public Health
Simmons College

Program Details

Simmons College offers the online Master of Public Health. This program is designed to give students the real-world skills needed to positively impact public health and address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. Students analyze how population health is shaped by factors such as economics, environment, education, occupation, race, and other systems of advantage and disadvantage. 

Students also learn core public health methodology, leadership, and advocacy skills needed to effectively design, implement, and evaluate programs, policies, and campaigns targeted at improving population health equity.


  • Requires in-person attendance of two immersion experiences, one at the Boston campus, and another destination immersion
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)
  • At least one college-level math course (statistics preferred) with a course grade of B or higher
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education