MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The online and hybrid Master of Public Health (MPH) program provides graduates with knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become successful general practitioners in a wide range of public health professions, including in research, education, program administration, policy, and other leadership roles that serve to promote the health and wellness of the public. The MPH degree is recognized and respected nationally and internationally, allowing graduates to find career opportunities anywhere in the world and in various settings such as schools, healthcare facilities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, community centers, and corporate/private institutions. The MPH curriculum includes courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, program planning and evaluation, chronic and communicable diseases, research methods, behavioral and social determinants of health, multicultural health, policy and advocacy, as well as environmental and occupational health. Students will culminate with over 270 hours of applied field training and practice, supervised and mentored by faculty and experts from public health organizations within the students’ local community or other locations that match their interests and career goals.

Full-time students of this accelerated program may complete the MPH degree within 12 months (taking 2-3 courses every 8 weeks for 12 months, not including winter and spring breaks). The MPH program’s online courses are asynchronous and coursework are divided into weekly modules. In order words, students will study at their own convenience and schedule, but assignments may be due on a weekly basis.


PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Master of Public Health graduates will be able to:

  1. Design evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs, grounded on comprehensive public health knowledge, skills, and abilities, for professional practice, research, planning, and evaluation.

  2. Collaborate with individuals, teams, and organizations toward accomplishing public health goals using effective written, oral, and online communication skills.

  3. Reflect on their own cultural biases in the development of cultural humility, sensitivity, and competencies in addressing public health issues to improve population and global health.

  4. Explicate the social, occupational, environmental, behavioral, psychological, and physiological determinants of individual and population health.

  5. Integrate theories, empirical evidence, and best practices in the development and evaluation of programs or interventions to effectively change the determinants of health.

  6. Utilize public health research methods to understand health determinants, co-factors, and resiliencies and to evaluate public health efforts towards improving population health.

  7. Propose public health programs focused on improving community health using principles and theories of social justice.

  8. Produce a community-based capstone project that demonstrates integration and application of program learning outcomes 1–7.