Act swiftly to control disease outbreaks, develop and enact wellness programs for communities, recommend and affect policy change with global implications, and track progress toward your goal of improving the health of populations. These are just a few of the exciting opportunities you'll explore in the Master of Public Health program online. You'll be ready to implement programs, shape policy, analyze evidence-based research and monitor epidemiological findings - all while earning the widely recognized credential essential for elevating the health of individuals and populations globally and locally.
Why earn an online MPH from SNHU?
Even better, we designed our purpose-built program to align with competencies defined by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and incorporated the World Health Organization (WHO) core functions - so you'll graduate ready to make a difference in a range of industries, from NGOs to national research institutes.
SNHU's Master of Public Health gives you a solid grounding in the scientific basis of public health, preparing you to effect change for entire populations. You'll study current health and wellness trends, probing strategies to help groups change health behaviors. You'll also be well versed in national and global health policy and explore how communities allocate health resources. What's more, you'll tackle key legal and ethical issues, including public health inventions and biosecurity.
Program outcomes include:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MPH online at SNHU include:
Earning a master's in public health puts you in a powerful position for employment in a range of fields, including healthcare organizations, consulting firms, public health agencies and national research institutes.
With your MPH from SNHU, you'll be prepared to take on such jobs as disease surveillance specialist, epidemiology consultant, public health investigator, director of prevention and control, infection prevention professional, health research analyst.
There's a healthy demand for public health professionals. In fact, the Association of Schools of Public Health projects 250,000 additional public health workers will be needed by 2020 to meet global health needs.*
The Master of Public Health online program focuses on 5 core areas:
As part of the MPH program, students must also complete a practical experience over 2 terms where you will gain real-world, onsite field-work experience. Similar to an internship, this experience offered in both PHE 680 and PHE 685 allows you to apply your knowledge in a public health setting and learn from working professionals in the field while networking and adding valuable experience to your resume. You will locate, select, and confirm a site along with guidance and support from program staff, faculty, and administration prior to enrolling in PHE 680.
The practical experience must be US based. Please ask your admission counselor or advisor for more information. The degree culminates with a capstone project that synthesizes coursework with real-world experiences.
Total Credits: 42
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.