Population Health

University of Massachusetts Lowell

24 months
26370 USD/year
26370 USD/year
14590 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As a student in the Master of Population Health program, you will study one of the five focus areas: Dietetics Epidemiology, Healthcare Management, Population Health and Nutrition


Population Health is the process of applying social and behavioral science principles to education and environmental change that empowers individuals and groups to take control of and improve their own health. MPH specialists at University of Massachusetts Lowell combine knowledge of social and behavioral sciences to create and carry out successful public health interventions to promote population health. The goal of this specialization is to educate practitioners who have a broad foundation of the fundamental principles of public health with a focus on program planning and evaluation.

The Population Health specialization of the MPH program will prepare graduates to:

  • Find, understand, and apply relevant public health literature;
  • Design and implement programs that improve public health by fostering change in individual behaviors, environmental conditions, and social policy;
  • Evaluate public health programs through data collection and analysis
  • Engage individuals and communities in discussion and decision-making to clarify shared public health goals

The 6-credit MPH practicum will provide students focusing on population health with applied experience in health promotion and disease prevention. Examples include collaborations in planning, implementing, and evaluating public health campaigns at Federal Agencies, state and local health departments, hospital settings, community health centers, social service agencies, and non-profit public health organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Epidemiology 
  • Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health 
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Introduction to Biostatistices   
  • Introduction to Environmental Health 
  • Public Health Program Planning & Development 
  • Evaluation Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Online Application form with signature.
  • Felony Disclosure Form
  • Certified copies of university academic transcripts and final degree certificate.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL score ONLY).
  • Three signed letters of reference – academic or professional.
  • CV/resume.
  • Statement of purpose (student’s full name clearly stated on each page).
  • Original Bank Statement/Financial Documents (no older than 6 months), if the bank statements are not in student’s name, please provide a letter of support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Population Health
University of Massachusetts Lowell