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Program of Study

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health prepares students as practitioners of public health and as leaders in public and private sector agencies and organizations. Graduates are well-prepared to succeed in positions as
public health professionals in local community organizations, hospitals, health management organizations, government agencies, the military, academia, and the private sector. Instructional faculty are leading teachers and researchers in the field of public health as well as local practitioners in specialized fields comprising each of the option areas. The program’s rich and diverse curriculum provides students with the concrete tools they need to operate competently in the field after they graduate.

Students who graduate with a Master of Public Health will be able to:

  1. Identify public health status and needs through community populations assessment.
  2. Develop comprehensive plans and policies to address public health problems and needs.
  3. Analyze and apply best implementation practices of public health programs.
  4. Evaluate public health plans and develop an evaluation system to measure a plan’s effectiveness.

The 42-unit MPH is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of every student. Program admits two times a year, Fall and Spring, keeping class sizes small and promoting greater personal attention. Hybrid format with courses that start every 8 weeks and are conducted two evenings a week.