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Public Health at Capella University

Every public health school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the public health program at Capella University stacks up to those at other schools.

Capella University is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and approximately 36,284 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Health section at the bottom of this page.

Capella University Public Health Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Doctorate Degree in Public Health

Online Classes Are Available at Capella University

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Capella University offers distance education options for public health at the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

Capella University Public Health Rankings

There were 44 students who received their doctoral degrees in public health, making the school the #2 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Public Health Student Demographics at Capella University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public health majors at Capella University.

Capella University Public Health Master’s Program

84% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 128 students graduated with a master's degree in public health from Capella University. About 16% were men and 84% were women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Public Health Master's Degree Grads

In the public health master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 60% of degree recipients. That is 18% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Capella University with a master's in public health.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Health Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 61
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 34
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

Careers That Public Health Grads May Go Into

A degree in public health can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MN, the home state for Capella University.

Occupation Jobs in MN Average Salary in MN
Medical and Health Services Managers 8,220 $110,490
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 1,780 $74,880
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,710 $78,140
Community Health Workers 1,270 $41,110


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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