Public Health, MPH

Shan Mohammed, MD, MPH

Program Director

The Master of Public Health program at Northeastern University seeks to provide society with knowledgeable, professionally educated, racially and ethnically diverse individuals who promote and protect the health of urban communities through innovation in practice-oriented education, research, and service.

In order to help prepare the next generation of urban public health leaders and professionals, the MPH offers our diverse graduate students an opportunity to:

  • Complete your degree 100 percent online, on-ground, or in a hybrid format (combination of both)
  • Participate in learning options that meet the needs of the working professional:
    • On-ground courses are offered in the evening (most classes meet once a week from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.)
    • Enroll as either a full-time or part-time student
  • Take elective courses on a wide range of public health topics, including cross-departmental offerings from Northeastern’s other colleges (law, business, social sciences, and more)
  • Enjoy a supportive learning environment that includes outstanding student mentoring

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


A grade of B– or higher is required in each required course.

Required Courses
Requires 30 semester hours:
PHTH 5120Race, Ethnicity, and Health in the United States3
PHTH 5202Epidemiology3
PHTH 5210Biostatistics in Public Health3
PHTH 5212Public Health Administration and Policy3
PHTH 5214Environmental Health3
PHTH 5540Health Education and Program Planning3
or PPUA 6509 Techniques of Program Evaluation
PHTH 6200Principles and History of Urban Health3
PHTH 6204Society, Behavior, and Health3
PHTH 6208Urban Community Health Assessment3
PHTH 6966Practicum3
PHTH 6910Public Health Capstone3
Complete 9 semester hours from the following. In consultation with your faculty advisor, you may complete electives from another discipline:9
Health Advocacy
Social Epidemiology
Strategic Management and Leadership in Healthcare
Advances in Measuring Behavior
Global Health
Evaluating Healthcare Quality
Economic Perspectives on Health Policy
Evaluating Scientific Evidence
Food, Food Policy, and Health
Community-Based Participatory Research: Environmental Health
Health Education and Program Planning
Directed Study
Intermediate Epidemiology
Applied Regression Analysis
Public Health Nutrition
Qualitative Methods in Health and Illness
Principles of Population Health 1
Principles of Population Health 2
Advanced Methods in Biostatistics
Techniques of Program Evaluation
Causal Inference in Public Health Research

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

42 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required