Improve Public Health with an MPH Degree

Breakthroughs and major advancements in recent years have boosted medical science’s ability to treat diseases and other health conditions, but many experts believe the best way to improve the health of the most people is to focus on population-based prevention programs. Become a leader in the movement toward increasing wellness across communities with Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Public Health. This rigorous program in APU’s nationally ranked School of Nursing will help you develop advanced skills in medical research, evidence-based decision making, policy writing, health education, and program planning.

Public health affects us all on a daily basis, from immunization programs to food inspection to environmental hazard assessments. Make a difference and help people better their lives with an MPH degree, which will prepare you to plan prevention and other wellness programs, as well as analyze and develop health policy. Customize the program to your career goals by choosing one of seven specializations, including the unique specialty of Disaster Health and Emergency Preparedness. Gain real-world experience in the program’s field practicum component, and showcase your learning in your capstone project, which can aid in future job interviews and academic pursuits.

Choose your specialization:

  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Disaster Health and Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • International Health
  • Social and Behavioral Science

Program Highlights

  • Designed for the working professional with only one face-to-face class session a week; part-time and accelerated options are also available.
  • Hone your problem-solving skills to make decisions about healthcare solutions for populations throughout the world.
  • Develop an understanding of public health as it relates to the program’s seven core themes: diversity and culture, leadership, professionalism and ethics, communication, program planning and assessment, public health biology, and systems thinking.
  • Study alongside faculty-mentors with experience in the core fields of public health, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, and health policy and management.
  • Grow in your understanding of equity and social justice and how it relates to public health in this values-based, Christ-centered program, with coursework integrating concepts like assisting underserved populations and the effects of poverty on health outcomes.
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.