The functions of the field of public health are vital: from communicating information about diseases to educating communities about proper diet and nutrition, public health practitioners help ensure society runs smoothly, keep medical costs down and encourage the spread of accurate and factual information. Benedictine's online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program provides you with the essential tools to lead organizations, agencies and companies that deal with these tasks.
The Benedictine online MPH degree covers core areas of public health, such as:
- Health services management
- Health policy
Behavioral and social aspects of public health
- Environmental health
Coursework may also intersect with related areas, such as urban planning, policy, advocacy, community organizing, social work and social sustainability.
While you can apply the MPH degree to a wide range of population-based health concerns, you may want to add a certificate in a specific area of public health to increase your expertise and job marketability. Or you may choose to earn a certificate only. With requirements of just four classes, a certificate is a fast way to get up to speed on these crucial areas of public health:
- Health Management and Policy
- Disaster Management
- Health Education and Promotion
About Benedictine University
Consistently well ranked on US News and World Report's annual list of top master's institutions in the Midwest, Benedictine is an established institution with more than 120 years of history and a tradition of academic excellence. You'll earn the same highly respected MPH degree as our traditional, on-campus students with the convenience and flexibility of the online format, a geographically and professionally diverse student body and abundant support when you need it.