Program Overview

The online Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed to provide students with a foundation in the major elements of public health, including health services administration; project and program design; epidemiology; biostatistics; environmental health; social and behavioral theory and application; and health care policy and law. The curriculum is built to align with competencies defined by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the core functions outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO). Graduates are equipped to pursue careers in a wide range of public health industries, from local organizations to national research institutes. This 42-unit program may also serve as a stepping-stone to various doctoral programs.

Program Highlights

  • Coursework delivers relevant knowledge and skills in five core areas of public health: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Administration, Environmental Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Students receive a practical blend of theory and real-world application of relevant principles
  • Graduates leave prepared for leadership careers in the field and/or to continue with doctoral studies

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Potential Careers

Graduates of the program are armed with the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in a variety of roles in related industries:

Healthcare Administrator

Government Agency Policy Advisor

Biostatistician

Social and Community Service Manager

Dietician and Nutritionist

NGO Director

Course Requirements

Students must complete the following degree components at LAPU or via applicable transfer credits. See the catalog for more details.

Major Course Requirements
27 Credits

PUBH 500Foundations of Public Health

3 Credits

PUBH 510Social and Behavioral Theory and Application

3 Credits

PUBH 520Biostatistics

3 Credits

PUBH 530Environmental Health

3 Credits

PUBH 540Epidemiology

3 Credits

PUBH 550Health Services Administration

3 Credits

PUBH 560Health Care Policy, Law, and Society

3 Credits

PUBH 570Sexuality, Gender, and Public Health

3 Credits

PUBH 580Public Health, Cinema, and Social Media

3 Credits
Concentration Options
15 Credits

- Choose One -

Epidemiology concentration

15 Credits

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Health Education & Behavioral Science concentration

15 Credits

- OR -

Health Services Administration concentration

15 Credits
Total Credits
42 Credits
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