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Master of Public Health

The online Master of Public Health program offered by Ashford University provides students with the opportunity to learn more about public health program development, evaluation, and implementation as well as intervention and prevention strategies. Get more details about this graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Health

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

An academic background in the physical sciences could be helpful for those seeking to enter the Master of Public Health program. Undergraduate studies in environmental science, biostatistics, and the social science could also prove to be beneficial. Applicants to Ashford University graduate programs must have completed a bachelor's degree or postgraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Influences on public health, health issues, and the administration of public health policies are among the topics students could expect to explore once they enroll in the Master of Public Health program at Ashford University. Core courses provide study in the purpose of public health, social and biological aspects of health issues, disease research and prevention, environmental health hazards, and the public health planning process. Students can choose from two tracks of study: generalist and health care administration. A three-part practicum allows students to apply what they have learned in an actual public health setting, and the capstone course requires the completion of an extensive research project.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

42 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Public Health:

Students must complete seven courses, a three-part practicum, and a capstone course to earn this master's degree. They must also choose one five-course track of study. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Introduction to Public Health Concepts
  • Social and Biological Determinants of Public Health
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Applied Behavioral Science
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Health Services Administration
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Public Health Practicum I
  • Public Health Practicum II
  • Public Health Practicum III
  • Public Health Capstone/Culminating Experience

Track Courses (15 credits)

Students choose one of the following tracks:

  • Generalist Track
    • Global Health
    • Health Communication Practice & Theory
    • Public Health Education Methods
    • Public Health Program Planning & Implementation
    • Public Health Program Assessment & Evaluation
  • Heath Care Administration Track
    • Health Economics
    • Health Policy Analyses
    • Health Care Ethics &Law
    • Public Health Systems
    • Human Resources Management

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Ashford University's Master of Public Health program could possess the clinical and administrative skills to fill managerial or executive positions in the field. They might be responsible for public health policy development and evaluation, public health data analysis, health education program design, and public health interventions. Graduates might seek employment in government agencies, community health centers, hospitals, clinics, or educational institutions.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Clinical research administrator
  • Clinical program manager
  • Health consultant
  • Public health educator
  • Community health program coordinator

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/