M.P.H. On Campus Online Blended

Maternal and Child Health

24 months
1359 USD/credit 28539 USD/year
1359 USD/credit 28539 USD/year
1034 USD/credit 21714 USD/year
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The top Maternal and Child Health program of the University of Minnesota is rooted in the principles of social justice and programmatic and policy development needed to improve the health of women, children, fathers, and families around the world.


It is one of the few dedicated MPH programs focused on maternal, reproductive, child, and family health in the country — and one of the few to offer a degree that can be completed entirely online.

The Maternal and Child Health program of the University of Minnesota focuses on public health skills development (program design and evaluation, advocacy, epidemiology) and maternal and child health (MCH) content (family health, reproductive health, infant and child health, adolescent health, social disparities, family systems, and women’s health).

Advantages of the Maternal & Child Health MPH

  • Strong Values. Our program is rooted in the principles of social justice and is committed to serving vulnerable populations.
  • Integrated Health Sciences. Core program faculty includes more than 30 epidemiologists, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, geneticists, physicians, nurses, and public/community health specialists—giving our students a multidisciplinary approach to public health topics.
  • Supportive Environment. Students receive personal attention from nationally recognized faculty, and a network of more than 10,000 alumni (600 MCH graduates) who serve as mentors, employers and teachers.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum. Our students develop skills in health principles and approaches, health disparities/health inequities, ethics, communications, policy and health systems. They use these skills to promote and improve the health of women, children, youth and families.
  • Flexible. Students in either the Advanced Standing or Standard Tracks may complete their degree entirely online, entirely in-person, or by taking a combination of online and in-person courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Maternal and Child Health
  • Reproductive and Perinatal Health
  • Children’s Health: Life Course & Equity Perspectives
  • Adolescent Health: Issues, Programs and Policies
  • Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs
  • Women’s Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH
  • Standard Track: (48 credits)
  • Advanced Standing Track: (42 credits)


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Related experience, a basic understanding of physiological and/or psychological human development, and a quantitative background or interest.
  • Work or volunteer experience in a clinical, community-based, public health or managed-care agency/program that focuses on vulnerable populations, women, children, adolescents, and/or families (preferred, not required).
  • 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
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28539 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1359 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    28539 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1359 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    21714 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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