Master of Public Health



Graduate Degree
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
3 Semesters (10 months)

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The Master of Public Health Program at Westminster College

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 10 months with weekend and evening courses.

Who the Master of Public Health Program Is 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 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.

What Are the Benefits of the Master of Public Health Degree Program?

  • Attend a highly respected public health program while continuing to work
  • Class sizes limited to 20 students allow you to get the most value from your education
  • Gain skills through a hands-on customized practicum experience based on career interests
  • Opportunities to engage in real-time program planning or research, working alongside faculty to address prevalent public health challenges on a local, national, and global level
  • Unique, rigorous coursework and class formats
  • Supportive faculty who are continuously available and committed to assisting you at each step of the program
  • Development of skills that will prepare you to promote and protect public health and safety through education, service, and evidence-based science

sample courses

  • MPH-520: Environmental Health
  • MPH-530: Principles of Epidemiology
  • MPH-540: Healthcare Management
  • MPH-645F: Health Disparities

 

completion time

The Master of Public Health program is 3 semesters, and generally takes 10 months to complete.

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Application Deadline

Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Entry Terms: Fall

 

Our Faculty

John Contreras II, Ph.D
PROFESSOR

Han Kim, Ph.D
Professor

Colette McAfee, Ph.D
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Rachel Myrer
Assistant Professor

 

accreditation employers trust

The Masters 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.

 

"Learning how to plan a program, apply for a grant to fund the program, implement the program, and then evaluate it was one of the most impactful and applicable things I’ve learned."

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Peter Stoker
MPH ’13

Accelerated Programs and Partnerships

Several undergraduate programs at Westminster feature an accelerated track or partnership that allows our graduates to earn a graduate degree as quickly as possible.

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Public Health 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.

There's No Better Investment Than You

Tuition and Fees

At Westminster, we are committed to making your education affordable.

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Financial Aid

Westminster works with all students to determine the financial aid opportunities available to them. Federal financial aid is available and will be awarded on an individual basis to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some federal financial aid programs require students to maintain the equivalent of full- or part-time enrollment. Westminster also offers scholarships for graduate students.

Scholarships

Students who completed an undergraduate degree at Westminster are eligible to receive the Westminster Alumni Scholarship.

Loans

Graduate students are eligible for Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct (grad) PLUS loans through the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student loan program.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study is a federally funded program that provides job opportunities for students to earn money to help pay for college. Westminster employs hundreds of students each year in different areas.