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Public Health Leadership (42 Credit Hour), MPH

The Master of Public Health in Public Health Leadership is a 42 semester credit hour skill-based program designed to transform students into the public health leaders of tomorrow. Whether pursuing public health work in a governmental, non-governmental, profit or non-profit capacity, our graduates will be equipped with a skillset that will enable them to emerge as prominent leaders in the field. The Public Health Leadership MPH will equip graduates with a set of interdisciplinary skills to tackle issues at the heart of population health, community health, health equity, and a host of other public health issues. Graduates are prepared to effectively engage communities as partners to strengthen their capacity to change social and environmental conditions. The Master of Public Health (42 credit hours) is an interdisciplinary degree limited to three types of applicants: 1). dual-degree students currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program other than an MPH; 2) holders of an advanced degree, e.g., PhD, DO, MD, JD, DVM, MSN, MBA, PA, PharmD; or 3) persons with three or more years of substantive, professional experience in a health field. 

This program is completed on a part-time basis. For dual-degree students, courses from their other degree program can be used as electives in the MPH program. 

Admission Requirements and Application Procedures  


Students will work with their academic advisor to choose three 3 credit hour elective courses from the approved elective list.

MPH Practice Experience

All MPH students are required to complete a Public Health practice experience internship. This requirement is based upon the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation.

This course provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience addressing MPH foundation and concentration-specific competencies. Students are required to commit to a minimum of 600 cumulative hours total over three semesters and complete other assignments that promote the synthesis of MPH competencies. Students are required to complete a project that is specific and beneficial to the organization and are supervised by a Faculty member and an organizational site supervisor. Placements and practice activities are selected to complement the students’ academic and professional goals. Students must attend all required practice experience sessions and obtain approval of their placement before enrolling in the course. 

Prerequisite: Students must be in good academic standing with the university and have completed all required courses during the first year cohort program or have completed at least 21 SCH as an online student. 

For more information, please see the Public Health Practice Experience website.