The Department of Public Health Sciences offers two programs leading to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, a non-degree Graduate Certificate in Public Health, and a joint MPH/MSW dual degree program.
Master of Public Health degree programs include one with a concentration in Community Health Education (CHE) and one with a concentration in Health Management, Administration and Policy (HMAP).
We deliver the CHE degree program via traditional, on-campus format and online via distance education technology. We deliver the HMAP concentration via online format only. All students in our graduate degree programs are assigned a faculty advisor to assist them throughout their tenure in the program.
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health may be completed in on-campus or online format.
We have designed our graduate programs to accommodate working professionals. Online classes are scheduled in the evening hours, usually starting at 5:00 pm; online courses can be completed asynchronously, fitting any schedule.
Our MPH program faculty members are committed to provide excellent and innovative instruction both on-campus and online. MPH students master core competencies during the program providing a strong academic foundation for careers in public health or further graduate study. Our students become successful health professionals and leaders working with diverse populations.
We have a long history of providing excellent, accredited graduate education. Our graduate program began in the fall of 1996, received initial accreditation in 2000, and full accreditation in 2003, through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). We are currently preparing to renew our current accreditation, which runs through December 31, 2018. We are also a member of the Council of Accredited MPH Programs (CAMP), and a member of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Fellows Program.