Kaplan University

Master of Public Health

Students enrolled in Kaplan University's Master of Public Health have the opportunity to study public health policy, public health management, health education and other related topics. Learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Public Health here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Health

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Public Health program is designed to focus on important public health topics such as public health policy and management, epidemiology, health care administration, and behavioral sciences. In addition, program is also designed to help students develop foundational knowledge and skills upon which to build additional competencies. The curriculum also covers research methods in public health and a capstone course is required to complete the degree.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

60 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Public Health:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • PU 500: Foundations of Public Health (4 credits)
  • PU 505: Health Behavior (4 credits)
  • PU 510: Principles of Biostatistics I (4 credits)
  • PU 511: Principles of Biostatistics II (4 credits)
  • PU 520: Principles of Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • PU 530: Occupational and Environmental Health (4 credits)
  • PU 535: Public Health Biology (4 credits)
  • PU 550: Public Health Leadership and Administration (4 credits)
  • PU 680: Practical Skills in Public Health I (4 credits)
  • PU 590: Practical Skills in Public Health II (4 credits)
  • PU 699: Master of Public Health Capstone (4 credits)

Elective Requirements

  • Choose four of the following:
    • HA 525: Health Law (4 credits)
    • HA 560: Community Health Assessment (4 credits)
    • PU 515: Principles of Biostatistics (4 credits)
    • PU 540: Health Policy and Ethics in Public Health (4 credits)
    • PU 545: Disaster Management for Public Health Professionals (4 credits)
    • PU 610: Public Health Program Development (4 credits)
    • PU 615: Grant and Contract Writing (4 credits)
    • PU 620: Health Care Safety (4 credits)
    • PU 630: Health Education and Communication (4 credits)
    • PU 640: Cultural Diversity in Public Health (4 credits)
    • PU 645: Data Management Systems in Epidemiology (4 credits)
    • PU 650: Infectious Disease Epidemiology (4 credits)
    • PU 655: Chronic Disease Epidemiology (4 credits)
    • PU 660: International Epidemiology and Global Health (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Public Health program could pursue a range of careers in the public health field. Graduates interested in administration and public health policy should have strong communication and management skills. In contrast, a clinical career in public health requires research skills and some knowledge of diseases and disease management. Potential employers could include public health departments, community services centers, research centers, and educational institutions.

Some possible job titles could include:

  • Health educator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Community health services worker
  • Heath services manager

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