Our university offers the Public Health degree program to empower professionals seeking to enhance community welfare and resolve complex health issues through advanced education, research, and service.
The university offers its Public Health Bachelor of Science Degree entirely online to empower students who want to make a difference in communities worldwide. Through this program, students are challenged to research and develop implementable solutions that address existing and emerging human health issues. This respected online curriculum is designed to educate and develop mission-capable leaders in the public health workforce. Students are taught a blend of comprehensive subjects that are professionally focused and range from science and research to psychology and sociology. Students gain a foundational understanding of public policy, law, and administration in addition to public health system management, finance, and organization.
This online program attracts many working professionals who are already participating in a variety of health system projects or who demonstrate a passion for supporting public health missions in the United States and abroad. The program is also ideal for scholars seeking a public-minded degree. The public health program is taught by expert professionals. Many are leaders in the field, first responders, and active members of industry associations. The university is also a respected leader in emergency and disaster management and homeland security education. Students have the unique flexibility to leverage these interdisciplinary studies by choosing a concentration in emergency management, environmental health, or public administration. Through the integration of these critical areas of focus along with leading insights in medicine, wellness, policy, social work, and administrative management, students gain a holistic perspective in their quest to improve the health and the quality of human life.
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American Public University is a leading provider of affordable, quality online education offering more than 90 degree programs to learners everywhere. APU is ranked in the top 20% overall of online bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report (Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelors Programs, January 2016).
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51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2015. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2014-2015 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.
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