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BE THE LEADER YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS FOR A HEALTHIER FUTURE

WITH A MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE

Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Master of Public Health (Online)

Earn the versatility of a fully accredited Master of Public Health degree online in our forward-thinking M.P.H. program. Based in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, the degree prepares you to define, critically assess, and resolve public health problems by applying theories, concepts, and principles of public health. During the program, you will discover how public health complements all health professions degrees.

The M.P.H. curriculum is fundamentally the same for both online and on-site students, except for the modality of learning, and is often taught by the same faculty member. Our online classes are both synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous sessions are those in which all students and the instructor are online at the same time. These usually include lectures, presentations, discussions, and sometimes group work. Students and instructors also use video and audio during each session.

There is a weekly schedule when students all meet with the instructor where attendance is counted just as if students were attending class on campus. Please note that you are required to participate fully in the synchronous sessions for each online class, according to your class syllabus. Students can complete their coursework online while maintaining their career, family, and community obligations on a full-time and part-time basis. All students are required to participate in an orientation and exit survey at the conclusion of the program.

Did You Know?  

The KPCOM's Master of Public Health program ranked No. 3 in the United States in the Intelligent.com Best Online Masters’ in Public Health Degree Programs rankings for 2020.

What You Will Study          

Core courses, such as epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, health policy, planning, and management, and environmental health, are program components. Elective courses, such as health education, advanced biostatics, and grant writing, among others, are also available. In addition, you can choose from community health projects, special studies, and research as electives.

How You Will Learn More          

The program consists of flexible online or on-site courses, as well as full- or part-time study. You’ll be exposed to research and community projects in mental health, genetics, oral health, and health disparities, among other topics. Students will benefit from faculty members from diverse backgrounds who bring a broad range of their own experiences to the classroom.

Where it Can Take You  

  • Public health degrees open doors in a wide variety of settings in which public health graduates may work. Become a leader of public health programs and services.
  • Public: government and nongovernment health agencies, health care facilities, epidemiologist, environmental health scientists, or public health officer
  • Education: health educator, health communications specialist, medical school faculty and administration, community health worker, or nutrition consultant
  • Private: corporate world (consulting, pharmaceutical, finance, and researcher)
  • Nonprofit: health policy and planning, director of programs and services, or medical and health service manager
  • Doctoral Programs: D.O., M.D., D.M.D., D.D.S., or Pharm.D., among others  
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 videoconferencing capabilities
  • Internet broadband access
  • Surge protection and appropriate backup 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 at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel 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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