Master of Public Health
The Indiana Wesleyan University Master of Public Health (MPH) is a 45 credit hour generalist degree designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of each of the five (5) core areas of public health including Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Services Administration and Social and Behavioral Studies. The MPH program is designed to prepare students for a career where they can influence public health on a local, state, national and / or global level. Provided from a distinctly faith-based foundation through a unique hybrid learning model*, students will value, understand, and apply the inter-related social-behavioral theories and contextual factors needed to address the complex health problems of 21st century households, communities, and organizations.
Upon satisfactory completion of the Master of Public Health program, students should be able to:
- Apply evidence-based knowledge of social, biological, and environmental determinants to disease and health conditions.
- Employ appropriate methods of design, analysis, and synthesis to address population-based health problems in urban, rural and global environments.
- Integrate understanding of the interrelationships among the organization, delivery, and financing of health services.
- Explain public health principles and concepts through various strategies across multiple sectors of the community.
- Promote diversity and cultural understanding in public health education, research and practice.
- Demonstrate public health knowledge and skills in practice settings.
- Demonstrate effective leadership competencies for building partnerships in advocating for public health programs and policies.
- Articulate a Christian worldview towards various public health issues.
This degree program offered through Indiana Wesleyan University will seek national accreditation with the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH).
We are committed to prepare students to improve the health of populations locally and globally through strengthening health systems, building stronger communities and facilitating healthy behavior from a faith-based foundation.
* The hybrid learning model consists of students attending class in person and on campus over five days per fall and spring semester with the remaining content being covered in an online setting.