Leaders of Sustainable Communities
Prepare to lead and make an impact on this world. Our affordable, flexible, nationally-recognized graduate programs prepare students for successful careers in public health, public and nonprofit management, community planning and public policy.
Muskie students enjoy small class sizes, personal relationships with world-class professors and unparalleled access to internship and research opportunities. Our certificates and degrees are well-suited to working professionals looking to trial what it means to go back to school and who may need to take classes in the evenings or complete their degree on a part-time basis. Many classes are offered online and four of our certificates can be completed 100% online.
We are committed to providing quality, affordable graduate education: in-state students benefit from our low in-state tuition and we now offer reduced tuition rates out-of-state students as well.
Masters in Public Health (MPH)
Our Masters in Public Health (MPH) equips leaders with tools to improve health policy and practice. Students praise our close-knit educational community and the ability to build meaningful relationships with our nationally recognized faculty and staff. Thanks to strong partnership in the healthcare and collaboration with the nationally-renowned Cutler Institute, our students benefit from hands-on field experience and research opportunities.
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Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Enables students to develop geospatial technology skills for application in GIS workplace and research environments. This certificate can be completed 100% online.More Info
Knowledge and skills in public health, health policy, and epidemiology. Prepares students to pursue careers in medical evaluation, planning, and quality improvement. This certificate can be completed 100% online.More Info
Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
A solid foundation of knowledge and skills in health literacy and communication, quality improvement, and patient safety. Offers students the opportunity to pursue interests in health systems, basic public health sciences, and data analysis and translation. This certificate can be completed 100% online.More Info
Applied Research and Evaluation Methods
Covers data acquisition, analysis, and presentation, choosing and applying statistical techniques to real-world problems, and practical application of analytical tools.More Info
For present and future policy analysts, political activists, community leaders to better understand public policy development, research, and evaluation, as well as how to produce better outcomes.More Info
Public and Nonprofit Management
Cutting-edge knowledge, skills, and techniques to respond to the managerial and leadership challenges in the nonprofit and public sectors. This certificate can be completed 100% online.More Info
Masters in Policy, Planning and Management (MPPM)
Concentration in Public Policy
This concentration is designed for students seeking careers in government, executive and legislative policy advising, as well as think tanks, consulting firms, and advocacy organizations that generate public policy research and analysis.More Info
Concentration in Sustainability and Geospatial Technology
Sustainable community planning and development and planning, including GIS and remote sensing, site planning and assessment, forecasting and modeling, and citizen engagement. This concentration offers courses in environmental and sustainability science and theory, and natural resource management and policy.More Info
Concentration in Public and Non-Profit Management
Public executives face unique challenges as they meet the needs of the citizens and communities in which they serve. The Public and Nonprofit Management concentration is designed for students already working or planning to work in government or nonprofits.More Info