At the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH), we leverage the power of three leading institutions—the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), the University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz Medical Campus, and Colorado State University (CSU)—to advance public health locally, nationally, and globally. Each of our three universities offer different graduate public health programs and cultures.
Join us at our UNC location and learn how to change the world, your way.
Degrees and Programs
At our UNC location, we offer a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Community Health Education degree, with the option to add an emphasis in global health. We also offer two graduate certificate programs—a Certificate in Rural Health and Certificate in Public Health Sciences.
* = Option to add an emphasis in global health.
Applications and Deadlines
MPH and certificate program applicants use SOPHAS – The Centralized Application Service for Public Health and SOPHAS Express to apply to our school. Have questions? Our Office of Academic & Student Affairs team is happy to help you navigate the application process.
No GRE required.
Evening Programs and Online Courses
Fit your public health degree around your busy work schedule.
We offer evening programs as well as online and hybrid courses. Most of our public health students work full-time or part-time while pursuing their degree, thanks to this flexibility.
Hands On, Applied Learning
Students in our ColoradoSPH at UNC programs learn to work collaboratively with diverse populations and identify community needs and strengths, all while promoting public health.
As a student, you won’t just learn in the classroom, you’ll have opportunities apply your knowledge and skills in the real-world through practicum and capstone experiences and practice-based courses. UNC has a Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement—reflecting the many opportunities students have to apply classroom learning in the community.
Tight-knit, Local Community; Global Perspective
The UNC campus is large enough to offer lots of opportunities and is situated in a community small enough to make you feel right at home.
Students at our UNC location enjoy smaller class sizes that foster student-faculty relationships through mentoring, advising, and networking. As a traditional college campus with both undergraduate and graduate students, UNC offers a strong campus and local community culture. And if your passions extend beyond Colorado, we offer the option to add an emphasis in global health to our MPH in Community Health Education, so you can apply your public health skills in the global arena.
Stephanie Halvorson, ColoradoSPH at UNC MPH student, was recently recognized as the NHS Outstanding Graduate Student for 2022 at the Academic Scholar Awards. Halvorson received this award for her maintenance of an excellent GPA throughout her degree program while also providing essential public health contributions on the UNC campus, in Northern Colorado, and across the state.
ColoradoSPH at UNC alumna Emily Ekart is featued in this Longmont Leader article, "Teen dating violence is on the rise; what high schoolers are doing about it"
For Black History Month, One Colorado is spotlighting the stories of Black LGBTQ+ Coloradans who are leaders and advocates in their communities. Included in their features was ColoradoSPH at UNC alum Shaunie Berry.
ColoradoSPH at UNC alum Shaunie Berry is giving away some of her art for small acts of kindness in her "Pay it Forward" display.
Vargas, who moved at age 12 with his family from Mexico to Greeley, is currently the coordinator of the DREAMer Engagement Program and Undocumented Student Services at UNC. He works to secure support services for students in the DACA program.
Burton took a leading role in the launch of the LGBTQ+ Hub, a compendium of resources, gathered specifically for the LGBTQ+ community on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He serves as communications and resource coordinator for the hub.
ColoradoSPH at UNC student Rosie Glaser spearheads a program that promotes menstrual equity both on the University of Northern Colorado campus and off campus.