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MPH, Public Health Practice and Policy (Online)

Global public health

Address important public health practice and policy issues locally, nationally and globally

This blended learning program is designed to provide students with the broad range of knowledge and skill-based competencies needed to assume leadership roles in addressing important public health issues.

Perfect for professionals interested in

  • Increasing their marketable expertise
  • Professional flexibility and mobility
  • Executive leadership competencies 
  • Career advancement readiness
  • Lifetime earning potential
  • Professional network support, and
  • Ability to contribute to society.

Career paths

Our graduates are prepared to work in

  • Health care leadership and administration
  • Federal, state or local policy analysis
  • Research

Program Overview

The MPH-PHPP Online can be completed in two years of full-time or three years of part-time study while minimally disrupting your personal and professional life. The program prepares graduates with the essential knowledge, tools, and resources in public health management, leadership, policy, and practice to successfully address critical issues in healthcare. The curriculum also includes an internship and a capstone project that integrates all course learning and experiences.

See all Health Policy and Management graduate student resources.

Learn more about the Online MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy on the Office of Extended Studies website.

17%
Public health-related occupations are projected to grow by 17% in the Mid-Atlantic/Eastern region of the US in the new few years.

45 Credit Degree

Module 1: Integrated Core - 6 courses 

Module 2: Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation - 8 courses

Module 3: Internship and Capstone - 2 courses

View all required courses for the MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy

 

MODULE SEMESTER COURSE# COURSE NAME CREDIT
Module 1: Principles of Public Health Core Courses Fall - year 1 SPHL601 Foundations of Public Health 1
Module 1: Principles of Public Health Core Courses Fall - year 1 SPHL602 Applied Data: Epidemiology & Biostatistics 4
Module 1: Principles of Public Health Core Courses Fall - year 1 SPHL603 Applied Data Laboratory 1
Module 1: Principles of Public Health Core Courses Spring - year 1 SPHL610 Program Planning, Development and Evaluation 5
Module 1: Principles of Public Health Core Courses Spring- year 1 SPHL611 Public Health Ethics 1
Module 1: Principles of Public Health Core Courses Fall - year 2 SPHL620 Leadership and Policy Analysis 2
Module 2: Public Health Practice and Policy Fall HLSA601 Introduction to Health Systems 3
Module 2: Public Health Practice and Policy Summer HLSA702 Policy and Politics of Health 3
Module 2: Public Health Practice and Policy Spring HLSA711 Health Economics and Analysis 3
Module 2: Public Health Practice and Policy Spring HLSA720 Health Law and Ethics 3
Module 2: Public Health Practice and Policy Spring HLSA740 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing 3
Module 2: Public Health Practice and Policy Fall HLSA745 Public Health Practice and Management 3
Module 2: Public Health Practice and Policy Fall HLSA772 Healthcare Leadership and Communications 3
Module 2: Public Health Practice and Policy Summer HLSA775 Public Health Research Methods 3
Module 3: Internship, Capstone, Thesis Fall, Spring, Summer HLSA778 Internship 4
Module 3: Internship, Capstone, Thesis Fall, Spring, Summer HLSA786 Capstone Project 3
View MPH Admissions Criteria

  • Apply systems thinking and organizational theory to address public health and health care management issues
  • Evaluate the main components of the organization and delivery of healthcare in the US and other nations and impact on population health
  • Evaluate the policy making process and determinants of success and failure of public health policies to achieve improvements in population health at local, state, federal, and international levels
  • Apply economics principles and methods to analyze efficiency of private and public health policy and management issues
  • Apply the principles of strategic planning, development, marketing, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives
  • Apply analytical methods for analysis of health management problems and potential solutions
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills for building partnership through collaborative efforts and communication of health policy and management issues
  • Describe legal and ethical bases for public health, health care management, and health services.