The Master of Public Health program helps prepare graduates to pursue a variety of career opportunities in the public health field and private industry. Additionally, graduates of the program may pursue further graduate study.
The program’s curriculum is designed to provide students with content knowledge and skills in the broad areas of public health. In addition, students study concepts, values, research methods, and applications that could assist them as they prepare for leadership positions in public health within local, state, or federal government or private industry. Core curriculum topics include public health policy and management, epidemiology and biostatistics, health education and health care administration, behavioral sciences, and occupational and environmental health. Students are taught to apply principles of public health to the education of individuals and the community, and develop administrative, ethical, and professional skills that may enable them to assume leadership positions in the expanding field of population health.
The program is also designed to help students develop foundational knowledge and skills upon which to build additional competencies.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.
The Master of Public Health program consists of a minimum of 60 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded the Master of Public Health degree.