Online Master's of Public Health

 

About the Program

The Indiana Wesleyan University Master of Public Health (MPH) is a 46 credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of each of the five core areas of public health including:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Services Administration
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

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. Delivered from a distinctly faith-based foundation, students will value, understand and apply the inter-related social-behavioral theories and contextual factors needed to address the complex health problems of 21 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 toward various public health issues.

Mission

We are committed to prepare students to improve the health of populations locally and globally through strengthening health systems, building stronger communities, preventing disease, protecting populations from health hazards and promoting healthy behaviors.

Regular and Fast Track Options

Indiana Wesleyan University's Master of Public Health program is an entirely online degree offered through a well-recognized instruction modality. Students have the option of taking one eight week course at a time through the MPH Regular path, allowing them to earn a degree while maintaining their personal and professional commitments. Students wishing to complete their degree in under two years can pursue the IWU's MPH Fast Track option, which enables individuals to complete one to two courses within an eight week accelerated session.

Regardless of the chosen speed, students will engage in a hands-on, mentored experience in a public health setting which can be arranged to conveniently coincide with ones work and life.

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