Master of Public Health Online

Grow with purpose as a public health professional who can plan, implement and evaluate effective health promotion programs for communities and organizations.

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8/5/24

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8/19/24

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Apply By 8/5/24

Start Class 8/19/24

Program Overview

Learn what this online public health degree program offers you

The student-centered Master of Public Health online program from UMHB provides an engaging, innovative and interdisciplinary academic environment that empowers you to become a leader in health. This service-minded program’s mission is to guide you through the assessment of local and global populations’ needs and inspire behaviors that improve health equity through service, education and scholarship.

In addition to exploring biostatistics, epidemiology, population health and health behavior, you will collaborate with faculty who encourage your growth as a leader by focusing on management practices, policy development, negotiation tactics, conflict resolution, strategic planning and problem-solving. Upon program completion, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) exam and the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam.

Career opportunities with a master's degree in public health:

  • Health Education Specialist
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Social and Community Service Management
  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Environmental Scientist and Specialist
  • Proposal or Grant Writer
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Social and Community Service Management
  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Environmental Scientist and Specialist
  • Proposal or Grant Writer

Upon completion of this public health online program, you will be prepared to:

  • Summarize the key events that influenced the development of public health and health promotion
  • Describe public health and its role in the prevention and management of infectious and chronic diseases, emphasizing the role of epidemiology and biostatistics in disease surveillance
  • Evaluate the various individual, interpersonal, social and environmental determinants that impact population health issues
  • Develop interprofessional collaborations to improve population health
  • Develop community needs assessments; plan health promotion programs; design interventions for program implementation; and conduct process, impact and outcome evaluations of programs addressing public health challenges
  • Design research studies with appropriate quantitative or qualitative data analysis plans while evaluating policies to determine their impact on public health issues
  • Comply with the code of ethics for health educators and public health professionals and always practice using the highest ethical standards
  • Summarize the key events that influenced the development of public health and health promotion
  • Describe public health and its role in the prevention and management of infectious and chronic diseases, emphasizing the role of epidemiology and biostatistics in disease surveillance
  • Evaluate the various individual, interpersonal, social and environmental determinants that impact population health issues
  • Develop interprofessional collaborations to improve population health
  • Develop community needs assessments; plan health promotion programs; design interventions for program implementation; and conduct process, impact and outcome evaluations of programs addressing public health challenges
  • Design research studies with appropriate quantitative or qualitative data analysis plans while evaluating policies to determine their impact on public health issues
  • Comply with the code of ethics for health educators and public health professionals and always practice using the highest ethical standards

Also available:

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers a variety of specialized degrees that can help you advance with purpose. Learn about our other healthcare programs.

Total Tuition $48,720*
Program Duration As few as 14 months
Credit Hours 42
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Tuition

Choosing the MPH program online is cost-effective

Tuition for the Master of Public Health online program is paid by the course, so you can manage costs as you advance.

Tuition Breakdown

 
Per Credit Hour $1,160
Total Tuition $48,720*

Calendar

Know your program’s upcoming dates and deadlines

Our Master of Public Health program is delivered in an online format, giving you the freedom to keep providing for yourself, your family and your community. Choose the start date that best suits your schedule.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineTuition DeadlineTerm Length
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/29/245/7/247 weeks
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/17/246/25/257 weeks
Fall 18/19/248/5/248/12/248/20/247 weeks
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/15/247 weeks

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Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date 8/19/24
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Admissions

Learn how to apply to this Master of Public Health online program

For admission into the MPH online program, you must meet the requirements below.

Admission Requirements

 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.75 GPA

Review our streamlined admission process for the Master of Public Health program. To be considered for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • A 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • An interview and letters of reference will be required for all GPAs of 2.75-2.99
    • For a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (preferred), we do not require an interview or letters of reference

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UMHB at this address:

Admissions Office
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
UMHB Box 8402
Belton, TX 76513

Official transcripts sent directly from issuing institution(s) are also accepted electronically. Please email them to:

[email protected]

Or fax: 866-806-3813

Have a question? Call us at 833-690-1231.

Admission Requirements

 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.75 GPA

Courses

Explore the courses of this online MPH degree program

The Master of Public Health online curriculum is comprised of 15 courses, totaling 42 credit hours.

Students are required to take 15 core courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This seminar will be a one-credit hour course taken during the final semester of coursework as part of the professional preparation for students to enter the job market and to prepare students to succeed in passing the CHES examination.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course is designed to be an integrative learning experience where students synthesize and apply the program’s competencies to public health practice. Students will investigate a public health issue, complete a written report, which may take the form of a peer-reviewed research journal article and a health communication campaign most appropriate for the target audience. This project will be presented upon completion of the course. This course/project requires written approval from the graduate advisor and program director.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will provide an overview of the history of health education and public health, as well as an overview of the principle theories and models used in promoting health behavior change.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will provide an overview of the various types of program evaluation, including formative assessment, process evaluation, monitoring outputs and outcomes, impact evaluation, outcome evaluation, and summative assessment. Students will develop an understanding of measurement in program evaluation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will provide students with an understanding of the procedures for conducting community needs assessments, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, and impact/outcome evaluations. This course will cover quantitative and qualitative methods used to plan and evaluate health promotion programs. Logic models will guide the development of the program evaluation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will provide an overview of the several types of program evaluation, including formative assessment, process evaluation, monitoring outputs and outcomes, impact evaluation, outcome evaluation, and summative assessment. Students will develop an understanding of measurement in program evaluation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will provide an analysis of planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating efforts resulting in the creation of a vision and the establishment of goals for professionals in the health sciences. Emphasis is placed on effective management practices, policy development, negotiation, conflict resolution, strategic planning, leadership theory, decision-making, problem solving, and event management principles.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will provide an examination of health issues from a population health perspective. Students will develop an understanding of the individual, social, and environmental determinants of health, health indicators, health systems, communicable and emerging diseases of specific populations, and the importance of cultural competence for health professionals.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will provide an opportunity for critical analysis and study of selected problems, trends, techniques, and issues in the health sciences as presented in published items and research and related to programs.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This class will introduce students to the research process in public health and health sciences. An emphasis will be placed on the application of research design, data collection methods, and data analysis procedures used in quantitative and qualitative research.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will introduce biostatistics used in the fields of public health and health sciences. Students will develop an understanding of hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, and methods for comparing discrete and continuous data including analysis of variance (ANOVA), t-test, correlation, and regression. Students will learn basic steps to analyze quantitative data using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and the interpretation of analysis results.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will provide public health students with an in-depth analysis of the role of paradigms, conceptual frameworks, and theories that influence and have utility for health-related research and intervention design. Students will integrate this knowledge into planning health promotion programs through intervention design and program implementation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This is a supervised applied practical experience which will take place at an extramural agency or organization engaged in work related to public health and health promotion. This allows students to apply learned competencies in a public health practice setting. This project requires written approval from the graduate advisor and program director. (3 credit hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course places emphasis on the application of organizational perspectives for health and human service organizations. This course also provides an emphasis on the phases involved in the policy-making process, including evaluating existing policies and their impact on public health. 

Student required to take 1 of the following courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Proposal writing is a critical skill that is key to success in many fields, especially for health services research and practice. This course addresses the various components associated with obtaining external funding. Students will learn to strategically identify appropriate funding agencies and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to apply for funding to support health-related research and practice. Feedback opportunities will allow students to practice the skills needed for writing effective, cogent, and convincing proposals. This course will also facilitate discussions surrounding budget development and strategies to manage a successfully funded grant.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Students will gain insight into the causative agents, chain of infection, biology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and control of select infectious diseases, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and middle- income countries. Diseases include (but not limited to): Dengue, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Monkeypox, Onchocerciasis, Smallpox, Trachoma, and Trypanosomiasis. Public health concerns unique to these areas are highlighted, including vector control, healthcare access, and environmental health issues.

"I have a strong commitment to service, not only to the institution, but also to the larger community. Developing and fostering community relationships is very important to me."

Ariane Secrest - UMHB Faculty

Dr. Ariane H. Secrest

Assistant Professor and Founding Director, Public Health Program

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