Masters in Public Health

Masters in Public Health (MPH)

LECOM has developed the Master in Public Health (MPH) distance education program to fill the need for exceptionally prepared public healthcare administrators to serve US Populations.

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

While a physician treats people who are sick, public health practitioners try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country or region of the world. The mission of the LECOM MPH Program is to create highly qualified, leadership ready graduates who can improve the health, health care, and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in North America by applying the philosophy of osteopathic medicine that seeks to treat the whole person, mind, body, and spirit.

Who should enroll in the MPH Program?

Current and future public healthcare leaders looking to affect US Domestic Public Health. From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure children have access to healthy food. Public health works to promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors, tracking disease outbreaks, preventing injuries and shedding light on why some people are more likely than others to suffer poor health. Public health also works to limit health disparities and promotes healthcare equity, quality, and accessibility. The many facets of public health include fiscal responsibility, speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.

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How it works

The MPH program is specifically designed to provide flexibility for busy working professionals and current students looking to earn their MPH in as little as 24 months. Comprehensive curriculum accessed 24/7 via a dynamic web-based distance education platform. Affordable tuition – one of the best education investment values in the industry today. This program completed online (with a 3-day on-campus capstone experience. Expert team of faculty with deep Public Health experience. This program is competency-based learning delivered in an interactive online environment combining multiple methods of instruction. The program is specifically developed to be flexible and responsive to students’ needs, new challenges, and the evolving demands of healthcare education by readily developing and adding new curricular pieces and features to enhance current offerings as appropriate.

Public health saves money, improves quality of life, helps children thrive and reduces human suffering.

There are countless ways to make our world better. Find out how you can make a difference working in the field of public health by obtaining a master’s degree that focuses on public transformation and improvement.


LECOM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Commission has included the LECOM School of Graduate Studies MHSA within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To further assure the quality of the LECOM MPH program, the School of Health Services Administration is a member of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA).


The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Health Services Administration MPH program is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, 888-224-6684.

Distance Education Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students

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