Online Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree

Get a Masters in Public Health onlineBenedictine's online Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), provides you with the essential tools to lead organizations, agencies and companies that deal with the vital issue of public health, such as improving access to health care and controlling infectious disease. Coursework in the online MPH program will prepare you to help improve lives and protect the health of individuals within communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles and research for disease and injury prevention.

Benedictine's public health degree program equips you with the skills and expertise through courses that focus on current needs and emerging trends in the most important topics and issues in health care, such as the effects of genetics, personal choice and the environment on health. The program also provides an excellent educational background for pursuing further study at the doctoral level.

The Benedictine online master's in Public Health degree is designed to cover core areas in the field to provide a scientific and practical base for public health practice:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services management
  • Health policy
  • Environmental health
  • Behavioral and social aspects of public health
  • Biological aspects of public health

In addition to these core subjects, coursework may also intersect with fields such as urban planning, policy, advocacy, community organizing, social work and social sustainability.

Earn Your MPH Degree With or Without a Certificate—or Just Earn a Certificate

Your online MPH is a generalist degree you may apply to a wide range of population-based health concerns. As a health care professional, you will be on the front lines of the fight to limit health disparities and support efforts to achieve health care equity, quality and accessibility. Add to your expertise with a certificate in one of the following areas:

If you choose not to pursue a certificate in conjunction with your master's degree, you can opt to take 12 credit hours of electives among the certificate programs.

Why Choose Benedictine’s Master of Public Health Online?

  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (to read more on what CEPH accreditation means to public health students, click here.)
  • By earning your Master of Public Health online at Benedictine, you will receive all the benefits that Benedictine offers with its rich history spanning more than 125 years of academic excellence.
  • Join an established program that is the second largest of its kind in Illinois
  • Complete your coursework according to your own schedule with our fully online, interactive format
  • Earn the same respected degree as students in the traditional, on-campus MPH program
  • Get help from a full-time advisor when you need it

Find out more about how Benedictine's online MPH degree program can prepare you for a fulfilling career in public health. Call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to an Admissions Advisor, or request more information.