Public Health - M.P.H.
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree is a 45-credit graduate program that trains students to solve 21st-century public health problems. Public health is an interdisciplinary field, incorporating theories and skills from numerous other disciplines. Students in the JWU M.P.H. program learn across the continuum of public health knowledge, from the social determinants of health and policy to the core principles of epidemiology, biostatistics and research. Designed to meet the Council on Education for Public Health’s accreditation standards, the M.P.H. integrates foundational knowledge and competencies throughout the curriculum, so students learn how to use public health skills within numerous different content areas.
With full-time (two-year) and part-time (four-year) options, the JWU M.P.H. program is flexible to the needs of our students. Prior experience in public health or healthcare is not needed, and applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The curriculum is based on current best practices and emphasizes application of knowledge to solve real-world issues. Courses are specifically designed to prepare students for an independent, applied practicum experience and to train students to make immediate impacts on the public’s health after graduation.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
Use practice- and research-based epidemiological methodologies to assess the health of a population.
Develop a public health intervention using foundational knowledge to improve community health.
Evaluate the impact of public health programs and policy using observational, experimental or quasi-experimental methodologies.
Evaluate the effect of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives on individual and community health.
Develop a comprehensive plan to create and promote an environment that supports healthy decision-making.
Master of Public Health (MPH)
|Foundations of Public Health
|Health and Healthcare
|Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
|Discrimination and Health
|Insights into Vulnerable Populations
|Advocating for Healthier Diets
|Combatting Infectious Disease
|Cultural Competency to Improve Health
|Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
|Policy of Addiction
|Improving Community Health
|Public Health Capstone