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Master of Public Health On-site

Earn the versatility of a public health degree in our forward-thinking M.P.H. program. Based in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the degree prepares you to define, critically assess, and resolve public health problems by applying the theories, concepts, and principles of public health. To meet the rapidly changing needs of health service professionals, including preventive medicine specialists, the curriculum accommodates a diversity of backgrounds and individual career goals.

What you'll study

Core courses such as epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health. Elective courses, such as women's health and global health. A required, three credit public health field experience to enhance your skills. And you can choose community health projects and research as elective projects.

How you'll learn more

Online or on-site courses. Full or part-time study. You’ll connect with experts in the fields of epidemiology, program management and health policy. You’ll be exposed to research on homelessness, genomics, tobacco cessation, and more. Your supervised field experience will result in a professional report in your area of interest.

Where it can take you

Demand for public health professionals is growing as a result of emerging and re-emerging diseases, environmental health concerns, health care reform, and sociopolitical factors affecting health worldwide. Professionals with the M.P.H. degree work in a variety of settings and take active roles in shaping the future of health care.

Computer Requirements

It is highly recommended that the student has access to a desktop or laptop consistent with the following:

  • A recent generation of Microsoft Windows or Apple OS
  • Microsoft Office software to include Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Headphones, microphone, camera, and video conferencing capabilities
  • Internet broadband access
  • Surge protection and appropriate back-up options (recommended).

Tablets and smartphones, while very useful, may not be enough for all program uses.

To improve the health of the population through education, research, and service, with emphasis on multicultural and underserved populations.

The Master of Public Health Program of the College of Osteopathic Medicine fully embraces the Vision and Core Values of Nova Southeastern University.

Goal: Education
To provide quality education in public health.

Goal: Research
To contribute to the discovery and application of knowledge in public health

Goal: Service
To provide public health leadership and service in the community

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