The online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed to prepare professionals to resolve complex health issues and enhance the wellbeing of communities in the U.S. and around the world. Through excellence in teaching, research, and service, this respected online program seeks to educate and develop capable leaders in the public health workforce by closely aligning with academic community partners and by empowering students to address relevant public health problems today. This interdisciplinary degree challenges you to proactively seek implementable solutions and to develop preventative measures by understanding the scientific, psychological, and sociological competencies that significantly impact public health policy and practices today.

Our Master’s in Public Health is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for a five-year term, extending to July 1, 2022. View our accreditation page for more details, or to request a copy of the self-study and the final CEPH report.

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many hospitals are not allowing internship placements at this time. We are making you aware as this may adversely impact your time to completion. Please speak with the practicum placement coordinator if you have questions by emailing

This program has specific admission requirements.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Assimilate knowledge and practice of community-based learning, research, and service into their professions.
  • Comprehend the interaction of behavioral, social and physical environments on public health outcomes.
  • Apply evidence-based principles and a scientific knowledge base to critical evaluation and decision making in public health.
  • Synthesize concepts associated with power, politics, and organizational performance in healthcare settings.
  • Summarize issues and concepts related to the impact of environmental health our global society.
  • Explain how selected and widely employed social and behavioral science theories, models, constructs, and principles can be used to develop or improve programs to address major public health issues.
  • Critically review and apply evidence-based evaluation of published medical and public health literature.
  • Develop a framework, based on a mission, goals, and objectives and/or competencies, to evaluate public health programs for their effectiveness and quality.
  • Synthesize concepts associated with specific research tasks: hypothesis construction, conceptualizing terms, literature review, data collection, critical analysis, and communicate findings.
  • Examine the application of epidemiology to screening, infectious disease prevention, and policy.
  • Assess the moral and ethical precepts that underlie the goals of the public health profession.
  • Generate, analyze, apply, and interpret statistical data as related to public health problems and to further biomedical research.

Programmatic Admission Requirements

The following documentation is required for admission into this program, and must be provided prior to course registration:

  • Three (3) character references
  • Official transcripts showing a conferred bachelor's degree or higher
  • Your resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose and interest

Please visit our AMU or APU graduate admission page for more information on institutional admission requirements.

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Degree at a Glance

Core Requirements44
Final Program Requirements3
Total Semester Hours47

Degree Program Requirements

Core Requirements (44 semester hours)

PBHE501Public Health in America 13
PBHE502Health Policy3
PBHE520Biostatistics with Lab4
PBHE526Public Health and Environment3
PBHE527Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health3
PBHE531Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation3
PBHE532Ethical Issues in Public Health3
PBHE540Emergency Management Health and Medical Issues3
PBHE550Research Methods in Public Health3
PBHE601Health Care Administration3
PBHE606Disaster Health Management3
PBHE697Public Health Practicum4
Total Semester Hours44

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

PBHE699Public Health Capstone 13
Total Semester Hours3