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Public Health Data Science

University of Minnesota

24 months
1359 USD/credit 29218 USD/year
1359 USD/credit 29218 USD/year
1034 USD/credit 22231 USD/year
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This innovative new Public Health Data Science MPH program at the University of Minnesota — one of only a handful such programs in the U.S. — equips students with the comprehensive skills required to help design, understand, implement, and analyze public health initiatives and campaigns.


The Public Health Data Science MPH program at the University of Minnesota is designed for individuals with a strong interest in advancing public health who would like specialized training in computational and statistical methods that will allow them to extract meaningful insights from complex data to tackle a wide variety of public health challenges.

The Public Health Data Science MPH program is housed in the School of Public Health Division of Biostatistics, a division whose faculty and staff consistently deliver the highest ranked programs in the nation.

Advantages of the Public Health Data Science MPH

  • High Ranking: The UMN School of Public Health is ranked among the top 10 schools in the nation and our biostatistics program is ranked #7 in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report). A degree in this program provides our graduates distinction in competitive career environments.
  • Impact: The SPH Division of Biostatistics plays a leadership role in many national and international clinical trials, including COVID-19 trials, the first vaccine trial for Ebola, and the largest HIV/AIDS treatment trial in history. Our students have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside some of the most prominent biostatisticians in the world.
  • Breadth: Interdisciplinary research includes collaborations across the University of Minnesota with the Medical School, College of Veterinary Medicine, the Carlson School of Management, the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, the Supercomputing Institute, and Minnesota Population Center.
  • Personal attention and opportunities: The master’s student to faculty ratio is approximately 1:1 and students have access to a wide variety of teaching and research assistantship experiences

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum combines a solid understanding of public health concepts with advanced data science skills and techniques. Elective credits allow students to tailor the program to their own interests and career objectives. 
  • Elective credits in methods and study design can be aimed at a range of application areas from clinical trials to epidemiologic studies to genomics to health management. Additional elective courses focus on developing further expertise in areas such as data visualization, databases, advanced programming, or geographic/spatial data analysis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of not less than 3.00
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Official transcripts
  • Required entrance exams – effective for admission to spring, summer, and fall, the GRE is not required.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references.
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29218 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1359 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29218 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1359 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22231 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1034 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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