Master of Public Health

Location: Boston, Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring

As a public health specialist, you have the power to help protect the health of populations around the globe. This program builds on your bachelor’s degree so you can build your career preventing disease transmission, promoting health and wellness in communities, and advancing health equity across the globe.

In this flexible program, you can study on a full or part-time basis, either on campus or online. During two or more years, you’ll study the five core disciplines of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health science, health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to develop strategies that address complex health issues in a meaningful career.

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Statement of Goals (500 words) that demonstrates an interest in and/or passion for public health
  • Current resume demonstrating experience and/or education in public health or related discipline. 
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CORE COURSES

PBH 701 Survey of Public Health 3
PBH 705 Intro to Environmental Health 3
PBH 710 Intro to Health Policy and Management 3
PBH 715 Intro to Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
DRA 807 Statistics of Clinical Research 3
DRA 809 Health Epidemiology 3
Total Semester Hours 18

CONCENTRATION COURSES

PBH 750 Community Health Science and Practice 3
PBH 755 Health Promotion and Education 3
PBH 760 Program Design, Research, & Evaluation 3
PBH 765 Community Health Assessments 3
PBH 890 Public Health Practice Experience 2
PBH 895 Preparatory Seminar, Culminating Experience 1
PBH898 Culminating Experience 3
Total Semester Hours 18

ELECTIVE COURSES (Select 2)

PBH 801 Community Organizing 3
PBH 805 Maternal and Child Health 3
PBH 810 Public Health Emergency Preparedness 3
PBH 815 Mass Communication and Health 3
PBH 820 Public Health Genetics 3
PBH 825 Public Health Law 3
DRA 811 Health Policy and Development Analysis 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Total credits to complete degree program
42

Our flexible course schedule allows students to go customize their curriculum plan to fit their needs. The following are sample curriculum plans for the Master of Public Health

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (Part Time)

Semester I
PBH701  Survey of Public Health 3
DRA807
Statistics of Clinical Research OR Health Epidemiology 3
Semester II

DRA807 Community Health Science and Practice 3
DRA807
Statistics of Clinical Research OR Health Epidemiology 3
Semester III
PBH755
Health Promotion and Education 3
PBH710
Intro to Health Policy and Management
3
Semester IV
PBH715
Intro to Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
PBH705  Intro to Environmental Health 3
Semester V
  Elective 3
PBH765
Community Health Assessments 3
Semester VI

PBH895
Preparatory Seminar for the Culminating Experience (4 Day Immersion) 1
PBH890
Public Health Practice Experience 2
  Elective 3
Semester VII
PBH898
Culminating Experience 3
PBH760
Program Design Research and Evaluation 3
Total credits to complete degree program
42

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (Full Time)

Semester I
PBH701  Survey of Public Health 3
DRA807 Statistics of Clinical Research OR Health Epidemiology 3
DRA807 Community Health Science and Practice 3
Semester II
DRA807 Statistics of Clinical Research OR Health Epidemiology 3
PBH755
Health Promotion and Education 3
PBH715
Intro to Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Semester III
PBH710
Intro to Health Policy and Management 3
PBH765
Community Health Assessments 3
PBH895
Preparatory Seminar for the Culminating Experience (4 Day Immersion) 1
PBH890
Public Health Practice Experience 2
Semester IV
  Elective
3
PBH760 Program Design Research and Evaluation 3
PBH705 Intro to Environmental Health 3
Semester V
PBH898 Culminating Experience 3
  Elective 3
Total credits to complete degree program
42

Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. Discover our full list of Public Health faculty

The MPH Program in the School of Arts and Sciences at MCPHS University is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health

Master of Public Health Program Manual

Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.
 

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