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Master of Public Health Online

Public health professionals bring expertise and accountability to many areas of healthcare. WCU offers an MPH degree that helps prepares future leaders in this area.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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Online MPH Program Highlights

<p>Earn your online masters in public health in as few as 16 months (accelerated program pace)</p>

Earn your online masters in public health in as few as 16 months (accelerated program pace)

<p>100% online study including mobile-friendly content and simulation</p>

100% online study including mobile-friendly content and simulation

<p>Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation</p>

Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation

<p>Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify</p>

Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

Why an MPH Degree?

Trained public health administrators are essential to maintaining health, from individuals to entire communities. In the public health field, professionals work to enable efficient and active care, and to develop and sustain healthcare infrastructure and communication. Because public health officials are so essential, public health professionals have a wide range of options in terms of where and how they contribute to the healthcare ecosystem.

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Additional Information About our Online MPH Degree

Study on Your Schedule

Because we understand personal goals and life circumstances vary, we offer a range of timelines to complete your Masters in Public Health.

Accelerated Pace (16 Months)

The accelerated MPH program is for students eager to complete their online MPH Degree with speed. Online study is designed with consideration to location and schedule, and to create flexibility for students excited to complete a degree and begin the next phase of their careers.

Working Professional Pace (28 Months)

Our syllabus is also tailored to consider more complicated schedules, so we designed a course of study to accommodate working students, parents, and caretakers.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Curriculum

Preview your course of study. Time to completion will vary depending on whether you choose the accelerated or working professional pace. We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect:

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks, and typically lasts about six trimesters on the accelerated schedule. You can access an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

Academic Calendar

Tuition & Financial Aid

Total program cost varies between the accelerated and working professional program paces. Either way, if tuition is an obstacle, WCU financial aid and/or scholarship options might be available to help you move forward. Adjusted tuition is also available to active and former military members. To see tuition breakdowns and estimated supply costs, Click Here to learn more.

To apply for financial aid assistance or scholarships, we recommend applying alongside your admissions application in order for your consideration to be processed on your intended timeline. Learn More.

Career Services & Placement

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online MPH students and graduates.

Public health administrators can work in a variety of roles and settings, depending on their particular interests and specialties. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health education specialists, community health workers, and health services managers can work in:

  • Government facilities
  • Individual and family services
  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities1, 2

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

FAQs
Will my previous coursework transfer into the program?

WCU considers credit transfers for the MPH program. You can work directly with your advisor to see which credits may be applied to your new degree and to get more information on the transfer credit process.

Will I be able to complete my degree or certificate if I am working?

All our online programs have been designed to give you the flexibility you need to earn your degree. While due dates and assignments help keep you on track, you will be able to watch lectures and complete coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. You choose whether to study in the mornings, evenings, or weekends.

Can I get an MPH online?

WCU's MPH program allows you to earn your Master's Degree in Public Health 100% online.

How long does it take to get an MPH degree?

There are two available program paces for WCU's MPH online program. Our Accelerated MPH program pace allows you to earn your MPH degree in as little as 16 months. The flexible Working Professional MPH program can be completed in as little as 28 months.

What can you do with an MPH degree?

MPH program graduates can work in a variety of positions and settings depending on their specialties. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, common workplaces for public health administrators include (but are not limited to) outpatient care centers, physican offices, hopsitals, and government facilities.

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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers,

at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (visited November 14, 2021).

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers,

at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited November 24, 2021).