Master of Public Health

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If you are a health professional interested in overseeing research or playing a leadership role in global health management, you could prepare for your desired career by entering Kaplan University's Master of Public Health program. Read on for more information about Kaplan University's Master of Public Health program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Master of Public Health degree program offers students the opportunity to study diverse topics in health care. 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. Core requirements address environmental health, biostatistics, public health leadership, health behavior, and public health biology.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Potential students of the Master of Public Health degree program should have experience working in the health care field. An educational background in health science or public health could also be helpful. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a bachelor's degree and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer. Some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Kaplan University's Master of Public Health degree consists of 60 credits. This credit total includes 44 credits in core requirements and 16 credits in elective requirements. The Master of Public Health degree is awarded upon completion of the curriculum. Specific course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Master of Public Health Requirements

  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Health Behavior
  • Principles of Biostatistics I
  • Principles of Biostatistics II
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Public Health Biology
  • Public Health Leadership and Administration
  • Practical Skills in Public Health I
  • Practical Skills in Public Health II
  • Master of Public Health Capstone
  • Choose four of the following:
    • Health Law
    • Community Health Assessment
    • Principles of Biostatistics
    • Health Policy and Ethics in Public Health
    • Disaster Management for Public Health Professionals
    • Public Health Program Development
    • Grant and Contract Writing
    • Health Care Safety
    • Health Education and Communication
    • Cultural Diversity in Public Health
    • Data Management Systems in Epidemiology
    • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    • International Epidemiology and Global Health

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Public Health program could be eligible to advance their current position or seek management jobs in other health care environments. Graduates could work in a variety of health care settings, including:

  • Government health agencies
  • Research hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Nonprofit health organizations