MASTER'S IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Expand your opportunities and enhance your academic credentials in the rapidly growing health care industry with your Master of Public Health degree from Ashford University.

Whether you are a current or aspiring health professional, this degree will build upon your previous knowledge and work experience to improve the health of the communities where you live and work.

The program combines the flexibility of online education with a field practicum where you will gain valuable real-world experience. You will also have an opportunity to add further focus to your degree program by selecting a specific program track to follow. Serve the greater good as a public health professional.

  • Design and conduct assessments that integrate the concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, analysis, interpretation, and evidence-based reasoning to determine the health status and/or health needs of a population
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to interact with both diverse individuals and communities utilizing public health education, community empowerment, and information dissemination
  • Integrate public health theories, models, and concepts across a broad range of disciplines (social, scientific, behavioral, etc.) into public health research and practice to produce or impact an intended public health outcome
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research findings found in medical, public health, and social science journals to the identification and pursuit of opportunities for promoting health and preventing disease across the lifespan and for enhancing public health preparedness
  • Evaluate how the biological, environmental, socioeconomic, behavioral, and cultural determinants of health influence the global and societal burden of disease and contribute to health disparities
  • Apply systems thinking concepts to effectively implement and manage public health interventions as members of interdisciplinary teams
  • Evaluate how the legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health systems influence public health policies

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Accreditation Information

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Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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