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Master's in Public Health (MPH)

Our Muskie School of Public Service MPH program equips leaders with the tools to inform and improve health policy and practice. In our close-knit educational community, you’ll build relationships with our nationally recognized faculty and staff. Through our strong partnerships in the health care industry and collaboration with the Cutler Institute, we offer hands-on field experience and research opportunities.

Master’s in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM)

Earn your MPPM through the Muskie School of Public Service. Study with supportive faculty who utilize real-world cases to consider today’s complex problems from diverse political, economic, and ethical perspectives. In an ever-evolving landscape, you’ll gain the skills to develop collaborative solutions and implementation strategies for organizations and communities.

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Graduate Certificates in Public Health

Our graduate certificate programs — including Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety — provide the credentials you need to meet your professional goals, whether you want to advance your role in public health or are just beginning your career. Interested in earning your MPH in the future? You can transfer your USM graduate certificate credits toward the master’s program.

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Graduate Certificates in Policy, Planning, and Management

Advance your career in policy, planning, and management with a graduate certificate. Select from programs in areas such as Policy Analysis. Interested in earning your MPPM in the future? You can transfer your USM graduate certificate credits toward the master’s program.

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Expanded opportunities await

The University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center prepares you for success in today's rapidly evolving job market. With access to interdisciplinary programming from the University of Maine law and business schools, you can gain relevant training, paid internships, and valuable networking opportunities. By graduation day, you'll be prepared to take on leadership roles in fields like sustainability, healthcare, non-profit management, and community planning.

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Lead the change. Make an impact.

The time is always right. The graduate degree and certificate programs in our Muskie School of Public Service offer rolling admissions. Our flexible course schedule is designed to accommodate working professionals.

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Interested in learning more?

Each month, our Admissions counselors host online information sessions via Zoom. We’re here to answer your questions about the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, and life as a graduate student.

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