Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Public Health, MPH

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Public Health Graduate Certificate  

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 while achieving health equity. 

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, full-time and part-time format requiring 42 credits. Beyond the acquired knowledge in public health’s five core disciplines, students will also gain hands-on, real-world experience along with interdisciplinary public health knowledge, skills, and tools needed to take sustainable actions to create optimal population 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.

Continuation Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Grades below a “B” in any required course will result in the student needing to repeat that course. Grades below a “C+” in an elective course will result in the student needing to repeat the course or select another elective.

Required Courses (33-36 credits)

Elective Courses (6-9 credits)

Electives will be announced per term by the Nutrition and Public Health Department.

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