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AMPH - Public Health

Public Health Graduate Master of Public Health

Program Delivery

Online Program

Program Level


Degree Designation

Master of Public Health

Program Type



College of Graduate & Continuing Studies


Program Description

Enrollment into the Master of Public Health will begin in March 2024.

The Master of Public Health is an interdisciplinary degree program that provides students with a science-based grounding in the key public health sectors of health promotion/disease prevention and healthcare policy and administration. The program emphasizes leadership, communication, and planning as they relate to public health, global health, and crisis management, and then requires students to utilize previous experiences in the military, emergency response, health care, social services, and other relevant backgrounds when applying public health concepts, knowledge, and skills. Students learn to evaluate health research; design and implement public health programs for specific populations and communities; and function within healthcare organizations. The MPH is suitable for both clinicians and non-clinicians who aspire to work in public health.

A student wishing to attain this degree through a stackable certificate option will complete the following certificates in order of listing. At the conclusion of the 5th certificate, the student must officially declare the graduate degree and complete remaining coursework.

Certificate 1: program

Certificate 2: program

Certificate 3: program

Certificate 4: program

Certificate 5: program

Program Specific Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, SpanTran, or CED.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Undergraduate courses in statistics, environmental science, and either anatomy and physiology or an introductory biology course, with or without lab.

If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:

  • TOEFL – a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.

  • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.

  • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

Additional Program Information

Graduating students will be prepared for employment in local, state and US government agencies, healthcare providers, military, NGOs, domestic and global communities, education and insurance settings. The types of employment roles include:

  • public health directors, administrators, and managers;

  • population health managers;

  • public health policy directors, administrators, and managers;

  • global health managers and educators;

  • crisis management leaders.


Apply evidence-based approached to public health using epidemiologic methods and quantitative and qualitative data


Compare and contrast public health and healthcare systems and resources that impact equitable health promotion and care with consideration of the population of people, the community, and culture


Assess, apply, design, explain and select population health needs, programming, education, and services


Understand policy making development and then propose, advocate for, and evaluate policies to improve health equity


Apply leadership principles that support equitable public health practices in organizations, and in domestic and global communities


Select and describe the different communication strategies that are audience and community appropriate