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Master of Public Health

Build the strategic skills you need to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. Apply to our Master of Public Health program.

About

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is administered by the Mid-Atlantic Consortium of the Master of Public Health, a partnership between PA College and Salus University. It blends applied practice with integrated learning experiences to equip students to create real-world impact. The program will open the door to diverse career opportunities at community health clinics, public health departments, NGOs, nonprofits, advocacy organizations and more.

Learn more about the MPH.

Requirements

Applicants must posses

  • An undergraduate degree, graduate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • A 2.8 minimum undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 minimum graduate GPA
  • Demonstrated academic competency in mathematics and quantitative methods, including a course in statistics or research methods with a minimum grade of C or higher
  • English language skills

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Curriculum

The MPH is 42 credits. It offers both distance education and partial on-campus tracks. Students will have up to five years to complete the program.

REQUIRED FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (21 CREDITS)

  1. Health Policy/Health Care Policy and Finance
  2. Epidemiology 1 and 2
  3. Biostatistics 1 and 2
  4. Environmental Health
  5. Social Behavioral Approaches to Health Care

REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES (9 CREDITS – STUDENTS CHOOSE FROM COURSES BELOW AS ADVISED)

  1. Program Implementation and Evaluation
  2. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  3. Role Development and Leadership
  4. Health Care Systems Organization and Management
  5. Strategic Planning in Health Care
  6. Introduction to Bioethics
  7. Health Literacy
  8. Refugee and Humanitarian Health Care
  9. Global Health and Leadership
  10. Value-Based Health Care

REQUIRED APPLIED PRACTICE EXPERIENCE (3 CREDITS)


REQUIRED INTEGRATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE (6 CREDITS)


ELECTIVE COURSES (3 CREDITS – CHOOSE ONE COURSE)

  1. Public Health Issues in Aging
  2. Public Health Informatics
  3. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
  4. Health and Human Rights
  5. Innovation and Technology