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 Master of Public Health online degree program is designed to prepare professionals to resolve complex health issues and enhance the well-being of communities in the United States and around the world today. This respected online program is founded on the mission to educate and develop capable leaders in the public health workforce by closely aligning with academic-community partners and by empowering students to address relevant public health problems. Through extensive research and analysis, this interdisciplinary degree challenges students to proactively seek implementable solutions and to develop preventative measures by understanding scientific, psychological, and sociological competencies that significantly impact public health policy and practices.
Students learn from an expert faculty. Many of the instructors hold top academic credentials and professional qualifications in public health and related disciplines. By combining industry knowledge with academic credentials, students learn firsthand from practicing attorneys, public health experts, and emergency managers who respond to major disasters worldwide, criminal justice professionals, and security managers. The instructors are often authorities in their area of study and many actively serve as governmental and military consultants and practitioners. Through this flexible online degree program, students also examine public health law, policy, and administration management curriculum.
Notice about Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Accreditation
The governing body of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) formally approved the university's request to begin the accreditation process for our Master of Public Health Program in June of 2013, and we submitted a preliminary self-study on June 5, 2015. However, the steps and timeline for the accreditation process are subject to modification, and there is no assurance that the university will achieve CEPH accreditation. More information on CEPH accreditation can be found on the CEPH website http://ceph.org/.
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