Benedictine's online Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree program provides you with the essential skills to lead organizations that focus on improving access to health care and controlling infectious disease.
The program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). It “assures quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners.”
Applicants to the online MPH program can request a graduate entrance exam waiver under the following conditions:
Coursework in the CEPH accredited online MPH program is built to align with the core competencies for public health professionals developed by the Public Health Foundation (PHF).
The curriculum provides a scientific and practical base for public health practice. Core public health topics include:
In addition to these core subjects, coursework may also intersect with fields such as urban planning, government policy, advocacy, community organizing, social work, and social sustainability.
Courses in the program focus on the ability to apply learnings and also include opportunities for self-reflection. Each course in the Certificate program includes a mini capstone experience that allows you to apply your learnings to real-world public health scenarios in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of your instructor. Experiences may include: a community risk reduction project, the development of a policy proposal, the completion of a strategic blueprint, the creation of a journal article and more.
You have the opportunity to add to your expertise with a graduate certificate. Obtaining a graduate certificate will provide you with valuable knowledge and training in a specific area of focus. 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 instead. Graduate certificate options include:
|Certificate||Skills & Knowledge|
|Health Management and Policy ||Health care delivery systems|
Public health policies
Developing policies and procedures
Health care budgeting
Health care marketing
|Emergency Preparedness ||Risk management|
Crisis and disaster management
Disaster recovery process
|Health Education and Promotion ||Health education methods|
Certified Health Educator Specialist exam prep
Grant writing for public health programs
Behavioral, social and cultural aspects of health
Research principles and methods
Collecting and analyzing data
Communicating research findings
Disease pattern analysis
Preventive health and medicine
Through the MPH internship experience you are able to practice your learning hands-on under the direct supervision of faculty. Whether you are looking to advance your current career or position yourself for a new career, the internship experience provides you with 240-hours of field experience that can help strengthen your resume.
We understand that returning to school, managing a full-time career and an internship can be a heavy workload. If you are already working in your desired field, however, you can complete your internship with your current employer as long as you meet the following requirements:
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.