Oral and Population Health, MSOPH

This Master of Science in Oral and Population Health (MOPH) degree program is developed to answer a critical need for public and population health leaders who can inform, develop, implement, and evaluate policies that address current and future challenges in oral health with a local (national or sub-national) and global focus. This full-time online program (synchronous and asynchronous) provides international and domestic students access to state-of-the-art information, knowledge, and skills in population health, focusing on oral health as an essential component of overall health and well-being. In addition, students will interact and learn from world-renowned experts in research and evidence-informed policy, providing a diversity of disciplines, contexts, research methods, and cultures. 

The curriculum includes online didactic training, seminars, and policy analyses connected with world leaders in research and population health that culminates in a written thesis and oral defense.

This degree requires a minimum of 50 Credit Hours.


Graduation requirements (50.25 credit minimum)
1. Course and seminar work

  • Completion of all four core courses (8.0 credit minimum)
  • Completion of at least five elective courses (10.0 credit minimum)
  • Completion of at least two seminars (0.25 credit minimum)

2. Thesis work

  • Written thesis and oral defense (32.0 credit minimum)

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.