All courses in the M.P.H. program are offered online; select courses are offered on campus. This format is a direct result of student demand and preference of online availability. Students value the online format for a variety of reasons; schedule, flexibility and convenience. Online courses have specific start dates and end dates with specific assignment due dates, but you set your own schedule for when you complete the coursework.
There are differences between course formats and students often say that online coursework tends to involve more reading and writing than on campus courses as the way to communicate with students and faculty online is through the written word. The on campus courses are very discussion driven with spontaneous conversation between students, faculty and guest lectures. The benefits and drawbacks to each format are different for each individual. The flexibility of earning your M.P.H. within your schedule while maintaining your professional and personal life balances any drawbacks for the majority of students.