Master of Public Health



Masters
Graduate Degree
School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Overview

Westminster's Master of Public Health (MPH) program prepares students for a variety of careers in public health through rigorous course work, research opportunities, and real world practical experiences. Students graduate from the program with a solid base in both theory and practice.

Who It's For

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

  • A personalized education. Our small class sizes allow our experienced faculty to offer mentorship in and outside of the classroom.
  • Well-rounded faculty in both research and practice. The diverse qualities of our staff help us understand your career goals and the best approach to tailor your education towards those goals.
  • A schedule that works for you. Our work-friendly schedule offers all required courses every other weekend (Friday/Saturday) and elective courses in the evenings.
  • Career placement. Westminster MPH students have a high success rate in job placement.This is due in part to the high caliber of students we attract as well as the faculty mentorship and professional networking opportunities provided by Westminster
  • Leadership and practical skills. This will help you apply your knowledge to situations that range from social issues to highly technical problems.
  • The Capstone Research Project. Enables students to be innovative and analytical regarding a selected local, national, or global public health issue.

How Long it Takes

The MPH generally takes two years to complete.

Accreditation Employers Trust

Westminster College's MPH 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. The MPH degree is recognized internationally for the public health professional.

"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.

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Career Opportunities

Potential Careers

Students with a Master of Public Health enter a challenging and ever-changing field, where creativity combined with analytic skills are needed to make sense of the sometimes complex relationships between various factors that affect your health.

You could investigate outbreaks of food-borne diseases, manage large health-related organizations, educate children on health lifestyles, market anti-smoking messages to the public, monitor outbreaks of cryptosporidium in swimming pools, lobby the legislature on health-related issues, research environmental toxins and cancer, inspect restaurants for proper hygiene, or assure a healthy and safe environment for factory workers.

Specific careers in public health include:
  • Behavioral science/health education
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental health
  • Health services administration

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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Tuition and Fees

45 credits at $1040/credit

$46,800 total tuition

Scholarships

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: February 1, 2017 (1st priority deadline)
June 1, 2017 (2nd priority deadline)

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Request for Third-Party Comments

Westminster’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is scheduled for an accreditation review with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2017. As part of the accreditation process, CEPH is collecting written comments from the public prior to their site visit. Please submit any comments related to the MPH program no later than January 9, 2017.

Please submit comments to:

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5660
Alisha O’Connell
Accreditation Team Coordinator
aoconnell@ceph.org