Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program offers two specific concentrations: Health Promotion and Wellness and Environmental and Occupational Health. The MPH program is practitioner-based, and the curriculum is designed to meet the increasing demand in the Public Health workforce. We prepare students for 21st century careers in Public Health and address Public Health challenges of this generation such as obesity, infectious diseases, illicit drug abuse, environmental pollution associated-diseases, climate change, and occupational health and safety. The program provides students the opportunity to become more familiar with the roles of government agencies and other non-governmental organizations in shaping Public Health policies both in the United States and globally. 

Our Vision:

For all individuals and communities to practice healthy lifestyles and to control and reduce environmental pollution aimed at promoting environmental equity in order to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Our Mission:

To develop public health practitioners and leaders with the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience needed to promote individual, family and community health through education, service and research.

 Our Goals:

  • To involve students in interdisciplinary, culturally competent, community-based program opportunities to improve health and environmental equity for individuals and communities.
  • To provide quality education, research, and service through an innovative online course structure to improve the health and well-being of all community members and eliminate health disparities.
  • To initiate faculty and student service-learning opportunities to promote innovative population health programs.

The Master of Public Health program offers courses 100% online and requires 42 credits to complete it. Prospective students can transfer up to 12 credits into the MPH program; this is based on previously completed coursework and at the discretion of the Admissions committee.  More information available at the Master of Public Health program page.