Jul 19, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, Master’s

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Program Description

The Master of Public Health (MPH) prepares public health professionals, leaders, and managers in health organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate public health programs and services. This program is designed for leaders and professionals with a public health background. Leadership and management competencies as well as epidemiology, biostatistics, disaster readiness and response, public health assessment, ethics, health economics, budgeting, health disparities, and diversity will be emphasized in the curriculum. The program has a built-in practicum component where students can gain real world experience and apply the program competencies in a supervised professional setting.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply statistical and methodological public health tools in a range of public health settings.
  2. Communicate public health issues and policy to diverse populations.
  3. Apply ethical and legal best practices across a spectrum of public health settings.
  4. Apply best practices in public health leadership and management in public health organizations.
  5. Appy evidence based epidemiological information relevant to human health to inform public health policy and decision making.
  6. Utilize evidence-based research to develop, implement, and evaluate public health programs.
  7. Apply financial resource and budgeting best practices in developing, implementing, and evaluating public health programs.
  8. Promote cultural competency encompassing cultural values and health equity in a range of public health settings.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Public Health program is to provide students an affordable, application-based program with robust public health and leadership competencies.

Course List (33 Total Semester Credits)

Healthcare Administration Course (3 Semester Credits)

Healthcare Informatics Course (3 Semester Credits)

Research Course (3 Semester Credits)

Capstone Course (3 Semester Credits)

  • A 120-hour capstone/practicum experience is embedded in the program and required for program completion.  To avoid disruption in course sequence the following must be completed before enrollment in subsequent term(s) or enrollment in the capstone/practicum course can occur: 

    1. Students must secure an acceptable site by the end of the HLTH5053 Public Health Literacy and Communication; and 
    2. Any required documents which may include, but are not limited to liability insurance, background check, drug screening, immunizations, proof of health insurance, evidence of HIPAA training, and current CPR certification must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to beginning the capstone/practicum course experience. 


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure or certification in any state.
  • Individuals who have a relevant graduate-level degree, and at least three years’ public health work experience may be eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) examination. Check eligibility requirements here
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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