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Master of Public Health

Careers for Public Health Professionals are Growing

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Master of Public Health

Career Outlook

Career prospects for public health and analytics professionals are growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for professionals will increase faster than average at a rate of 15 percent or higher through the year 2030.1

1See ONet Online, Summary Report for Medical and Health Services Managers, https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9111.00; ONet Online, Summary Report for Informatics Nurse Specialists, https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1211.01; and ONet Online, Summary Report for Medical Records & Health Information Technicians, https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-9021.00. Sites visited 1/18/2022. Also, job market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program and may differ based on your geographic location and other factors.

Career Opportunities

A Master of Public Health degree will help you advance your career in this growing industry, so you can prepare for career opportunities2 that may include:

  • Healthcare Administrator/Manager
  • Informatics Nurse Specialist
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Healthcare Analyst
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Data/Reporting Analyst
  • Population Health Data Analyst
  • Medical Informatics Analyst
  • Managed Care Analyst

2 Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.

Diverse Employers

Examples of organizations in which you may pursue employment include:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Care Settings
  • Hospices
  • Insurance Companies
  • Physician Offices
  • Health Information Vendors
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Behavioral Health Settings
  • College Health Settings
  • Governmental Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Non-Profits
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You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.

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Program Highlights

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Total Credits
100%
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Online
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Courses at a Time
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Weeks per Course

Get the Skills Employers Want

Bryan U programs are aligned with employers’ needs to ensure you get the most current and relevant skills, including:

Master's Degree

  • Healthcare ecosystems
  • Population health management
  • Public health policy
  • Public health intervention programs
  • Behavioral public health
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental health
  • Occupational health
  • Population health improvement
  • Reporting and analyzing data
  • Data-driven decision support
  • Database and data analysis tools

Gain Valuable Experience

Bryan University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree is aligned with current competencies that employers need and developed in collaboration with industry experts. You’ll gain real-world practice experience online combined with assignments that simulate job tasks to ensure you’re job-ready upon graduation.

HSim Lab

Get practical experience in applying healthcare data tools to real-world scenarios and case studies using the Health Informatics Simulation Laboratory (HISim Lab).

Simulated Job Tasks

Complete course assignments that are based on real-world cases and simulate related job tasks.

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Upgrade Your Skills & Career Options: Stackable Programs with Dual Enrollment

The Master of Public Health program requires a bachelor's degree or undergraduate degree equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning. Bryan University's MPH program accepts students from a broad range of undergraduate majors. To determine if your degree is eligible, please complete Request Information form or contact a team member at 888-768-6861.

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Meet Your Program Faculty

Dr. Bakali Mukasa, MSC, MHA, PhD
Health Services & Public Health Policy, Program Director, Bryan University

PhD Health Services, Public Health Policy, Walden University; MS Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Makerere University; BA Social Sciences-Economics, Makerere

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Dr. Bakali Mukasa, MSC, MHA, PhD Health Services & Public Health Policy, Program Director, Bryan University

PhD Health Services, Public Health Policy, Walden University; MS Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Makerere University; BA Social Sciences-Economics, Makerere

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Dr. Demalesh B. Areda
Faculty, Bryan University

DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University; Master of Food Safety (MFS), Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM), University of California, Davis; Master of Public Health (MPH), Grand Canyon University; PhD, School of Veterinary Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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Dr. Demalesh B. Areda Faculty, Bryan University

DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University; Master of Food Safety (MFS), Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM), University of California, Davis; Master of Public Health (MPH), Grand Canyon University; PhD, School of Veterinary Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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Dr. Gudeta Fufaa
Faculty, Bryan University

Ph.D. Public Health, Epidemiology, Walden University; MSc., Statistics, Utah State University; BSc., Applied Biology, Haramaya University, Ethiopia

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Dr. Gudeta Fufaa Faculty, Bryan University

Ph.D. Public Health, Epidemiology, Walden University; MSc., Statistics, Utah State University; BSc., Applied Biology, Haramaya University, Ethiopia

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Meet Your General Education Faculty

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Valerie Akbulut Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Central Florida; MA in Multicultural Communication, DePaul University; BA in Journalism, Integrated Communications: Public Relations and Advertising, Butler University

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Valerie Akbulut Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Central Florida; MA in Multicultural Communication, DePaul University; BA in Journalism, Integrated Communications: Public Relations and Advertising, Butler University

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Kelly Baker Instructor, Bryan University

DPA in Public Administration from West Chester University; MA in Communication Studies from West Chester University and BA in Communications from Immaculata University

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Kelly Baker Instructor, Bryan University

DPA in Public Administration from West Chester University; MA in Communication Studies from West Chester University and BA in Communications from Immaculata University

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Emily Chaffin Instructor, Bryan University

MA in English, Arkansas State University; BA in English, Faulkner University

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Emily Chaffin Instructor, Bryan University

MA in English, Arkansas State University; BA in English, Faulkner University

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Explore Public Health Courses

  • MAP-540, 3.0 credits
    Reporting and Analyzing Relational Data
    Much of the clinical and operational data that healthcare organizations manage are stored in relational databases and frequently require custom scripts to extract, analyze and report data. In this course, students will use a framework to guide their approach to solving problems using relational data. The students will be required to extract and analyze the data and format the results for meaningful presentations.
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  • MPH-525, 3.0 credits
    Biostatistics for Public Health I
    Quantitative analysis of healthcare, sociological and geographic data is important as a basis for identifying public health issues, and for designing intervention programs. This course introduces students to the basis of statistical reasoning, and to fundamental statistical methods used in public and population health.
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  • MPH-520, 3.0 credits
    Social & Behavioral Public Health
    Effectively changing individual, population and societal health behaviors is one of the substantial challenges of public and population health intervention programs. This course examines social factors that affect individual and group behavior, and how they must be addressed in the design and implementation of successful public health programs.
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  • MPH-510, 3.0 credits
    Taxonomies, Nomenclatures, and Code Sets
    Given that over seventy percent of a healthcare record is free form narrative, wave-form, and imaging, systems are necessary for predictably and reproducibly abstracting healthcare data. Therefore, healthcare organizations have developed multiple methods for representing complex data. This course examines the development, purpose, and application of important systems used for reporting healthcare encounters.
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  • MPH-505, 3.0 credits
    Biomedical Basis of Public and Population Health
    The practices of public and population health are necessarily constrained by, and therefore must consider, both normal anatomy and physiology, and adaptations to disease states. This course provides a foundation in the fundamental biomedical processes and reactions that define human health and disease.
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  • MAP-550, 3.0 credits
    Analytics Tools II
    Programmable analytic tools, such as SAS and R, are important business tools for complex analysis of healthcare data. A continuation of MPH-545, students will learn the fundamentals of a popular programmable analytic tool, including: how to import and export raw data files; manipulate and transform data; combine data sets; create basic detail and summary reports; and, identify and correct data, syntax and programming logic errors.
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    As a graduate, audit previously completed courses free to keep your skills sharp.

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    Learn from faculty with real-world experience in their field.

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We recognize that life can be busy and complex, so we’ve designed the learning experience around you. You have the option to complete your homework assignments online each week at days and times convenient to you. You have the flexibility to resubmit homework to improve your grades and gain greater mastery of the course content.

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We provide you with user-friendly learning technology such as adaptive digital textbooks and simulated job tasks to help you learn faster, easier, and retain more knowledge. All your efforts are recorded so you can track your progress and plan your time more effectively.

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Studying online with Bryan lets you learn from the comfort of home while connecting you in live events with peers, teachers, industry professionals, and mentors. If you happen to miss the event, we record them so can you watch them later and not miss a beat. Whenever you need help with an assignment, you can schedule a tutor at any time online with the click of a button.

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At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community that includes industry experts who will provide support, expand your professional network, and celebrate your success along the way.

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Most programs provide live classes that are also recorded in case you miss them and need to watch them later - click here for a list of live classes by program.

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Bryan offers affordable tuition rates for all students, no matter where they reside. We don't differentiate between residents or non-residents. We also lock-in your tuition rate when you enroll, so you can rest assured that your tuition will never increase over the length of your program.

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Transfer Credits

If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. If you complete a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferrable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.

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As an accredited institution, students of Bryan University who are residents of the United States may qualify for federal financial aid. Our team of dedicated financial advisors can also help you understand what other options are available to you. To learn about those who qualify, please visit our financial aid page.

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For students who are veterans or active-duty members of the U.S. military, you may also use your military educational benefits, if qualified. Please see our military benefits page for more details. You may also complete the Request Information form or call us at 888-721-9773 to receive immediate assistance.

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As you progress through each credential level (e.g., certificate to associate degree, or associate degree to bachelor's degree), your tuition decreases. Plus, your tuition is locked in once you enroll so that it never goes up as long as you remain continuously enrolled in good academic standing. For a current listing of Bryan University's tuition rates by program, please visit our tuition rates page.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Bryan University, prospective students must complete the following requirements:

  • Earn a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Be at least 17 years of age. If a student is under the age of 18, they will be required to have a parent or legal guardian counter-sign enrollment forms.
  • Fill out the University’s Application and pay a $25 registration fee.
  • Complete an interview with an Admissions Representative. Please call 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form to schedule this.
  • Pass a computer and internet speed assessment to ensure technology minimums are met. Please see the university’s course catalog to see detailed technology requirements.
  • Complete all required forms for admission.
  • For transfer credit evaluation, submit official transcripts from past colleges and universities attended.
  • Complete an online introductory course – “LaunchPad” – to demonstrate the ability to navigate online coursework.
  • Attend online orientation to meet your faculty and classmates.
  • For all healthcare and paralegal programs, applicants must complete and pass a required criminal background check, which is provided by the university.
  • Note that students applying to healthcare programs may need to identify a practicum site. The university provides a list of approved practicum sites and will support students in site selection.

To begin this process, we invite you to contact a member of our admissions team at 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form.

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