MPH Degree Programs Online
The public health industry, if we can call it that, has become a healthcare services sector of its own. Public health began as an educational service, with the addition of clinical services provided for low income individuals. Today it is an essential component of healthcare in the United States, where health insurance continues to become an expensive and for many, unaffordable option. Along with actual healthcare services, public education on health issues continues to be of paramount importance. Managing the public agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide these services is one aspect of a public health career; the other enormous challenges facing Masters in Public Healthgraduates are the policy and planning issues around the future of public health.
- Walden University Master of Public Health degree is a fifty six quarter credit program that requires a capstone project to be completed in conjunction with a practicum. The student arranges for a local preceptor to monitor the on-site work required for the 240 hour practicum, which is also monitored by a Walden instructor. The capstone project is completion of an e-portfolio that synthesizes the practicum experience and includes a written paper or project.
- Benedictine University has the second largest public health program in the State of Illinois. The University has developed an online Master of Public Health that addresses all the relevant issues of health care access, controlling infectious diseases, and policy development. The degree is offered with three areas of concentration to choose from: Health Management & Policy, Disaster Management, and Health Education & Promotion. Part of the curriculum is a student-arranged internship.
- University of Liverpool has joined with Laureate Online Education to bring a host of online graduate programs to students in the United States and other nations. The Master of Public Health degree takes a multi-national approach to the issues of quality health services delivery, policy development, and health education. The degree is just as relevant to the U.S. public health profession as it is for health systems in European countries and nations on other continents. There are three specialization tracks developed in the curriculum electives: Epidemiology, Health Systems Management, and International Public Health.
- A.T. Still University is an Arizona-based healthcare education institution that was founded by the man who developed osteopathic medicine. Today the University has four separate schools dedicated to various healthcare professions. The online Master of Public Health is a fifteen course, sixty credit hour program. The degree is also available with emphasis in dental care.