Masters in Public Health

Masters in Public Health (MPH)

Why Earn an MPH degree?

LECOM has developed the Master in Public Health (MPH) distance education program to fill the need for exceptionally prepared public healthcare administrators to serve U.S. Populations especially in times of crisis, pandemic and rapid change.

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 U.S. 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.

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.

MPH Program Structure

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.

The June cohort classes are 8 weeks in length and the program is completed in 24 months – Applications must be submitted no later than May 1st.

Submit the short MPH Program Inquiry Form via the link provided which should take less than 2 minutes to complete: School of Health Services Administration Inquiry

Curriculum

The MPH program is specifically designed to provide flexibility for busy working professionals and current students looking to earn their Masters in Public Health degree in 24 months.

This program is competency-based learning delivered in an interactive, online environment. The MPH program will utilize innovative technology and an outcome-based approach to keep students engaged and on track. The program is 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.

The MPH curriculum consists of 45 credits. Students complete the Capstone Experience (3 credits) as a Program Final Course.

Course Numbering

Course Number  Course Title  Credits
MPH-5000 Introduction of Public Health 3
MPH-5010 Biostatistics 3
MPH-5020 Epidemiology 3
MPH-5030 Environmental Health 3
MPH-5040 Social and Behavioral Health Sciences 3
MPH-5050 Health Services Administration 3
MPH-5060 Cultural Competence and Social Justice 3
MPH-5070 Leadership and Professionalism 3
MPH-5080 Community and Global Health 3
MPH-5090 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
MPH-5100 Healthcare Policy 3
MPH-5110 Health Education and Promotion 3
MPH 5120 Health Communication 3
MPH-5130 Strategic Advocacy for Change 3
MPH-5140 MPH Capstone I 3
Total Program credit hours 45
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