Master of Public Health

Graduate Degree
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
5 Semesters


In-Depth Learning with Personalized Flexibility

Master theory and practice with a public health education that’s complemented by real-world learning experiences. Here, our faculty invest in your success with teaching that’s focused on one-on-one discussions, hands-on coursework and personal mentoring. And to provide worker-friendly schedule options, our program is paced over two years with weekend and evening courses.

Who It's For

If you’re ready to expand your interests and passions in the public health realm, we’ll connect you to meaningful research, practical experiences, and professional opportunities.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed for working healthcare professionals who have a commitment to acquire the knowledge and skills that will help them advance to leadership positions. Students come from a variety of careers such as health departments, hospitals, integrated health delivery systems, HMOs, group practices, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.

Key Benefits

We Open Doors—Literally

You’ll have ongoing access to professors who consider it their goal to open career doors for you.

You Gain the Tools You Need to Make a Difference

Be prepared to promote and protect public health and safety through education, service, and evidence-based science.

How Long it Takes

The MPH program is 5 semesters, and generally takes 2 years to complete.

Accreditation Employers Trust

Our Master’s of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Graduates of CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health are equipped with the population health skills to address the world’s most pressing health issues.

I teach a Disaster and Public Health class where we address issues like Ebola, earthquakes, disease outbreak, flu, influenza, vaccinations. We discuss Public Health problems and how they relate to disasters. Teaching and mentoring has changed my life; as a young man there weren't opportunities that I wish I could have and I want to give students those opportunities. Who am I? I am an emigrant, I am a Human Rights advocate, I'm a compassionate mentor, I am Westminster.

Fernando Rivero, Salt Lake County fire captain, graduate of the Master of Public Health program at Westminster, adjunct faculty member, and advisor for the student organization, the Tipping Point.

About the Program

Find Your Calling

We’ll help you answer it. Not only does our faculty invest extensive time into each student’s education, but we also offer experiences out in the world that equip you to pursue a career that matters. Get connected to meaningful research projects and practice settings tailored to your passions, whether you’re designing research programs or studying global health issues.

Professors work one-on-one with students to ensure each individual grasps the material and concepts, ensuring no student ever falls behind.

What You'll Learn

  • Gain the most value from your education with class sizes limited to 20 students.
  • Understand the economic, environmental, cultural, and political forces at play in the public health landscape.
  • Develop your critical thinking, research skills, teamwork, and global consciousness to solve root causes of public health issues.
  • Dive in to real-world projects and learn while making an impact: our students participate in practicums with government agencies, hospitals, and community organizations.
  • Benefit from unique courses like Program Planning and Evaluation and Research Methods, where you learn to write a proposal, implement it, and present it to professional audiences.
  • Engage in research studies like a recent Prison Relocation Study in which students worked along faculty to study the many health implications of moving a Utah prison.

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Career Opportunities

Our practical, hands-on courses are designed to help you smoothly step from classroom to workforce. In fact, Westminster graduates are frequently requested by state and local agencies recruiting new employees.

This degree is internationally recognized, so you can take your skills just about anywhere. You put in the hard work to learn, and we’ll do our share to foster connections between students and hiring organizations.

Our faculty use their connections at local, national, and international organizations to make introductions between graduates and public health professionals.

Student Success

Graduates have found jobs in state and local agencies, as well as federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United Nations, the National Institute of Health, and other international agencies.

Other Master of Public Health Programs

We also offer a Certificate in Public Health which is designed to begin the process of formal and on-the-job training in public health.

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There's No Better Investment Than You

Tuition and Fees

45 credits at $1040/credit

$46,800 total tuition


Merit scholarships, alumni scholarships, and loans are available.

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Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Application Priority Deadlines

Fall 2017: May 1, 2017

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