This accelerated program gives you the tools to create and implement health programs, develop public health policy, and understand research methods used in community health promotion.
Coursework includes an understanding of program development and implementation, including data collection methods, decision making and problem-solving techniques. An exploration of the challenges to health—including a scientific understanding of causes of, and possible approaches to control, major environmental health problems—is also included. You will learn procedures for program administration and interpreting health promotion programs for individuals and groups from a diverse perspective.
In the Capstone course, you will choose an area of interest in health promotion, define and study the problem, collect and analyze the data, indicate your findings and discuss implications and potential solutions for future practice or research.
As a graduate of this MPH program, you will be prepared for a number of career paths in public health, including healthcare policy analyst, public health educator, research analyst, public health policy coordinator or management at a healthcare related nonprofit company.
*Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software as appropriate
- Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy and practice
- Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels
- Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs
- Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
- Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
- Advocate for political, social and economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
- Apply principles of leadership, governance and management which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision-making
- Evaluate the effectiveness of programs to decrease health disparities
- Evaluate cultural needs and effective research practices appropriate for populations