Public health is the art and science of protecting and enhancing the health of human populations and communities. Within the field of public health the MPH degree is a professional degree. The MPH program will prepare students to identify health needs of communities, promote health, and reduce health disparities.
Graduates with an MPH are employed by local and state health departments, federal agencies such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, non-profit organizations, and health care and academic organizations.
The MPH at USJ is a fully online, part-time format requiring 42 credits. Students will gain a foundation in the five core disciplines in public health: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Social and Behavioral Health, Public Health Policy and Management, and Environmental Health.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis for a fall term start
The following are required for admission:
- A completed graduate online application
- All official transcripts (must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0)
- Two letters of recommendation
- A personal statement
Course work and/or experiences (volunteer or work) in community health or social science strengthens your application.