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The Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the field of public health, which is defined by the Institute of Medicine in The Future of Public Health (1998) as "what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions for people to be healthy." The program specifically focuses on the "conditions" that relate to the medical and social determinants of health that play a critical role in health care disparities: physical and social environment, biology and genetics, human behavior, and access to quality care. The Master of Public Health consists of 43 credit hours. All students complete 34 hours of Core Courses and complete 9 hours in one of two possible areas of concentration: Health Policy and Ethics or Public Health Services Administration.
To maximize access to geographically-remote and working student populations, course content is offered online with no required residency and with the majority of course offerings in a fully asynchronous manner. Each course will be offered as an eight-week module. Since the program will target working professionals, it is anticipated that most students will be part-time and take only one course per eight-week term. Students who take one course each term will complete the program in about two-and-a-half years. Near the end of their coursework, students will tailor a Practice Experience to apply to the knowledge and skills acquired through core courses and elective/area of concentration under the supervision of a qualified preceptor who is a public health professional. The Capstone course will allow students to integrate insights gained and competencies acquired throughout the program.
Please note: The application for this program is available here.
Type of Degree: MS
Duration: If a student takes one online course per 8-week session, s/he will complete the program in about two and a half years.
Number of Credits Required: 43 credit hours
Cost: $850 per credit hour, plus fees
Program Start: January 2013
Application Deadline: December 17, 2012
Applicants for admission to the Master of Science (M.S.) program in Public Health must have a baccalaureate or higher degree. Applicants who do not hold a post-baccalaureate degree must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.
Applicants must submit the following documents:
Documents for this online program must be sent to:
Creighton Online Admissions Office
1415 West 22nd Street
Oakbrook, IL 60523