How You Can Be a Leader with an MPH Degree
For under $15,000,2 you can take your public health leadership and knowledge into many directions that are vital to community health, including:
- Health informatics and analytics
- Epidemiology and research
- Environmental health and risk management
- Public health policy and administration
- Population health management
- Community health
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"Public health affects every single person in some way, shape or form. The air we breathe is our public health."
Joyvina Evans, PhD
Adjunct Faculty - Health Sciences
Online + Practicum
Online Empowered Learning® courses allow you to learn by doing, manage your pace and stay connected with faculty and peers. Real-world practicum experience lets you apply what you know in your community.
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Our Master of Public Health program features a practicum experience. It’s a great way to apply what you’ve been learning in your coursework, potentially building your professional network and gaining exposure to potential employers.
Sample practicum projects:
- Explore how social media and text messaging can be used as effective communication tools during situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic
- Conduct a community needs assessment
- Create an emergency preparedness/disaster management manual
- Develop and present an educational seminar on vaping and tobacco
- Conduct a literature review and submit a grant proposal for a healthy living workshop for a senior living facility
- Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of a telemedicine program
Potential Practicum Sites to Consider
- Government public health agencies
- Healthcare providers and organizations
- Public safety agencies, human service and charity organizations
- Education and youth development organizations
- Recreation and arts-related organizations
- Economic and philanthropic organizations
- Environmental agencies and organizations
Public Health Careers
Public Health Careers: An Essential, Growing Field
Master’s degree graduates in public health are in demand in a variety of job roles in our communities and healthcare institutions as new global health concerns and scientific breakthroughs emerge.
Projected job growth by 2030 is much higher than average for some public health-related roles, including:
Research and InformaticsAnalyze big data and trends to shape public policy
Community HealthProvide education that raises awareness about health issues in the community.
Environmental HealthAssess local health risks and formulate strategies to protect communities.
Tuition & Savings
Do the Math
With four start dates a year, 11-week terms and a total of 14 courses, full-time students can finish in less than two years for under $15,000.2
$210 cost per credit
x 56 total credits
$11,760 total tuition
+ $3,010 total fees
$14,770 full-time estimated total program cost
Earn Your Online MPH for Under $15K
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how our online Master of Public Health program can be more affordable with credit transfers, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, corporate grants and military discounts for those who qualify.
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To be considered for admission, applicants must submit an official transcript from an accredited institution of higher learning as recognized by the U. S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) documenting either a conferred Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 (no rounding) or higher, or a conferred graduate-level certificate, Master’s degree, or doctoral degree. No GRE® is required.4
Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree GPA of 2.0 (no rounding) to 2.49 may request an exception to the minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA requirement through the submission of a personal statement in the form of a written essay. Instructions and a scoring rubric for submitting a request for an exception may be obtained from the Admissions Advisor. The scoring of the committee will be final.
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