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Masters in Public Health Administration - Everglades University

Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration

All degree programs are offered online and on campus.

The curriculum is designed to allow the student to acquire a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration as well as prepare him/her for a career in Public Health Administration. This degree will prepare the student for a career beyond entry-level in Public Health Administration.

The program leading to the Master’s Degree Public Health Administration (MPH) has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply advanced theoretical concepts and knowledge from all functional areas of Public Health Administration through an analytical, decision-making process which focuses on solving practical problems.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION DESCRIPTION
The MPH curriculum provides a challenging and creative learning environment with an intensive program of study that has a broad-based administrative emphasis. Public Health Administration professionals come from varying educational backgrounds and can specialize in an array of fields. A host of specialists, including teachers, journalists, researchers, administrators, environmentalists, demographers, social workers, laboratory scientists, and attorneys, work to protect the health of the public.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The Master’s Degree Public Health Administration (MPH) seeks to provide students with a well-rounded view of the field of public health. Graduates will be able to confront complex health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, influencing healthcare policy, community health assessment, and epidemiology. The degree program offers personal fulfillment by working towards improving the public’s health and well-being.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
To receive a Master’s Degree Public Health Administration students must complete 36 credit hours as described below. The length of the program is approximately 12 months or 48 weeks (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REQUIRED COURSES (21 CREDITS)
Introduction to US Healthcare Systems3.0 credit hours
Principles of Epidemiology3.0 credit hours
Influencing Healthcare Policy3.0 credit hours
Public Health Administration Practices3.0 credit hours
Research Methods in Public Health3.0 credit hours
Community Health Assessment3.0 credit hours
Biostatistics3.0 credit hours
PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ELECTIVE COURSES (12 CREDITS)
Advanced Organizational Behavior3.0 credit hours
Leadership Skills for Managers3.0 credit hours
Human Resource Management3.0 credit hours
Business Policy and Decision Making3.0 credit hours
PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS)
Public Health Administration Capstone Course3.0 credit hours
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE
36 CREDIT HOURS

Note: All programs are offered online and/or on campus.