Careers for Public Health Professionals are Growing

Master of Public Health

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Career Outlook

Expanding Careers

Career prospects for public health and analytics professionals are growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for professionals will increase much faster than average at a rate of 15 percent through 2026.1

Earning your degree now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.

Career Opportunities

A Master of Public Health degree will help you advance your career in this growing industry, so you can prepare for career opportunities 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

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

Program Overview

Create Your Path to a Public Health & Analytics Career

Designed by industry experts and developed in collaboration with our distinguished Board of Advisors, the Master of Public Health (MPH) provides you a broad range of skills and focuses on connecting you to the industry with simulated real-world experiences. Your professors will include experts such as healthcare specialists, administrators, data analysts, and industry professionals.

Additionally, since the Bryan University MPH program is aligned with current competencies required by the modern healthcare marketplace, you'll learn the skills employers demand. Upon graduation, you’ll be immediately prepared for the job market.

Gain Specialized Skills Employers Need

In today’s data-driven healthcare environment, college graduates should be equipped with the right technology expertise, data analysis skills and tools, and leadership acumen. As a Bryan University MPH student, you’ll build a solid foundation of knowledge from faculty who have real-world experience and you’ll learn critical competencies that employers need, such as:

  • Healthcare ecosystems and population health management
  • Public health policy
  • Designing effective public health intervention programs
  • Social & behavioral public health
  • Biostatistics for public health
  • Environmental & occupational health
  • Measuring the impact and improvement of population health programs
  • Reporting and analyzing relational data
  • Data-driven strategic decision support using cutting-edge technology
  • Strong knowledge and experience in organizing, analyzing and reporting healthcare data using common database and data analysis tools
  • Practical experience in applying healthcare data tools to real-world scenarios and case studies using the Health Informatics Simulation Laboratory (HISim Lab)
  • All books and courseware are included in the program tuition

Build Expertise in Our State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab

Our HISim lab (Health Informatics Simulation lab) gives you practical experiences with real-world scenarios using the latest industry tools so you develop a skillset that is primed for career growth. Using this cutting-edge lab, you’ll complete a Public Health Capstone Project, in which you’ll apply your knowledge to solving healthcare challenges and problems using the tools and techniques learned in class.

Experience the New Online Learning Model—Personalized to You

Our dynamic experiential learning model (DeXL) contains cutting-edge curriculum combined with computer-based learning tools, allowing you to learn smarter and retain more. You’ll receive a personalized learning experience, which includes:

  • Individual coaching meetings with instructors when you want them, and instructors who reach out to you if they see you need help
  • The flexibility to accelerate assignment due dates and select from a variety of assignment options to fit your schedule and learning style
  • A mastery-based learning environment giving you the option to improve grades by re-taking assignments based upon instructor feedback
  • Cutting-edge technologies such as SmartBook, an electronic textbook platform that identifies your current knowledge level and highlights only the information you need, saving you time and improving the learning experience
  • Meaningful, interactive conversations with your peers and faculty
  • Real-world experiences using simulated work environments
  • Weekly live, interactive online events such as industry speakers, faculty coaching sessions, and helpful workshops that are all recorded in case you miss the event and need to watch it later

Connect with an Online Community Like No Other

Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smart phone, tablet, or computer with BryanConnect, our online user-friendly community. At Bryan, we don’t think online learning means learning alone. You’ll become part of a vibrant community of your fellow students, alumni, instructors, and others, who provide support and celebrate your success along the way. You’ll not only develop colleagues who will help coach and assist you during your college experience, but you’ll also build a professional network—for life.

Footnotes

1See ONet Online, Summary Report for Medical and Health Services Managers, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9111.00; ONet Online, Summary Report for Informatics Nurse Specialists, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1121.01; and ONet Online, Summary Report for Medical Records & Health Information Technicians,http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00.

Meet the Program Director

“Why spend more time in school to achieve your dream career? The Bryan Master of Public Health accelerated program allows students to complete the entire program in just over one year, plus provides simulated work experiences and technology training to ensure they are job-ready.”

– Bakali Mukasa, MSC, MHA, PhD Health Services & Public Health Policy

Student Experience

 

Program Details

The Master of Public Health, with a focus in analytics, is designed to prepare students for positions that manage, analyze and report data to improve the performance of healthcare organizations and the outcomes of individuals and populations. The program focuses on the skills related to the environment of and the data analytics for public and population health which will prepare the student for employment in a variety of healthcare organizations. The university delivers the program through asynchronous online instruction.

The program includes core curriculum in theory of public and population health, analytic frameworks and methodologies, the structure and function of the United States healthcare system, databases and data warehouses, Structured Query Language (SQL), and the use of a variety of analytic tools. Case studies, realistic data sets, and the Bryan University Health Informatics Simulation Laboratory are used frequently to enable students to solve problems that simulate those issues encountered in the modern healthcare marketplace. The program requires a Portfolio Project to demonstrate competencies: The Public Health Capstone Case Study project, in which students apply their knowledge to solving real-world problems using the tools, data, and infrastructure of public and population health.

This program prepares students for jobs in healthcare organizations as data analysts who understand the healthcare environment, including the organization of and data flow between healthcare organizations, the use of terminologies and classifications to abstract and report data, policy and regulatory considerations, as well as basic statistical concepts and popular analytic tools, for example Excel, R, and/or SAS.

Locations:
Program offered 100% online. Attend from anywhere in the world!

Program credits:
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 42 semester credits. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight week time period. Two eight week time periods constitute a semester.

Transfer credits:
Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree program from an accredited institution of higher learning. To determine if your degree is eligible, please contact a member of the admissions team by calling 888-768-6861 or completing the Request Information form above.

MPH-500—Healthcare Ecosystems and Policy—3.0 credits
To meet the goals of the Triple Aim, formerly disparate US healthcare systems must now coordinate their activities and seamlessly exchange data. In this period of transition, both the historical means of organizing healthcare systems as well as emerging models must be understood. This course describes the alignment of the goals of the Triple Aim with regulatory, compliance, accreditation, and healthcare policy structures and processes in the United States.

MPH-505— Biomedical Basis of Public and Population Health—3.0 credits
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.

MPH-510—Taxonomies, Nomenclatures, and Code Sets—3.0 credits
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.

MPH-520— Social & Behavioral Public Health—3.0 credits
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.

MPH-525— Biostatistics for Public Health I—3.0 credits
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.

MAP-530— Information Systems, Databases and Data Warehouses—3.0 credits
Healthcare data, both within an organization and in a multi-entity healthcare system, must be stored and organized in a structured environment that enables reliable access, analysis, and reporting. Robust data storage, management, and analysis approaches require a carefully integrated network of hardware, operating systems, utility devices, and software. Students will learn the fundamentals of modern biomedical information and database systems and will be introduced to structured query language (SQL).

MPH-535— Biostatistics for Public Health II—3.0 credits
Quantitative analysis of healthcare, sociological and geographic data is important as a basis for identifying public health issues, and for designing intervention programs. A continuation of course MPH-525, this course introduces students to the basis of statistical reasoning, and to the fundamental statistical methods used in public and population health.

MAP-540— Reporting and Analyzing Relational Data—3.0 credits
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.

MAP-545— Analytics Tools I—3.0 credits
Programmable analytic tools, such as SAS and R, are important business tools for complex analysis of healthcare data. 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. Students will also be exposed to other programmable analytic tools.

MAP-550— Analytics Tools II—3.0 credits
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.

MPH-555— Epidemiology—3.0 credits
Structured, evidence-based frameworks are necessary to consistently identify and analyze healthcare data, and report relevant healthcare information that can be used to design intervention programs to improve outcomes in human populations. This course examines methods for studying health determinants, distribution, populations, mortality, and morbidity.

MPH-560— Environmental & Occupational Health—3.0 credits
The environment in which people live exerts a powerful influence on both the health of individuals and of populations. These environmental factors are a background to all other determinants of health and well-being, and can profoundly affect the public health. This course examines environmental health by considering the agents of environmental diseases, interventions, and policies used to address environmental health concerns.

MPH-565— Improving the Public’s Health—3.0 credits
Rising healthcare costs, an aging population and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases are all burdening the US healthcare system. Although clinical care is still directed at individuals, interventions that address specific groups or populations are necessary to address widespread, common problems. In this course, students examine approaches to identifying populations and problems in the US healthcare system that are amenable to public level interventions, and review methods for intervening.

MPH-570— Public Health Capstone—3.0 credits
Solving problems in healthcare organizations requires understanding the issues and context of the problem, selecting the relevant analytic methods and tools, and reporting the results in an appropriate format. Students will apply their data and analytic skills and tools to solving a real-world problem using data stored and managed on a live healthcare informatics laboratory. Students will present their results for students and faculty to review.

Note that courses are subject to change based upon employer needs and marketplace requirements. The most up-to-date course descriptions and textbook information can be found in the Bryan University Course Catalog.

Mary Bynum, DHA, RN, CCM

Associate Director of Performance, Excellence and Accountability, United Health Group
Professor of Health Policy, Ohio University
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Mary Bynum possesses a Bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from the Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the Ohio State University as well. In 2015, she obtained a Doctorate in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a certified case manager with the Commission of Case Management.

Dr. Bynum has an extensive background in leadership, education, administration, and public policy. She is a professor at Ohio University and Columbia Southern University. In addition, she is a senior project manager on the performance, excellence, and accountability team for United HealthCare. In 2011, Mary was governor appointed to serve as the health care policy analyst for the state of Ohio under the direction of governor Kaisch.

Dr. Bynum is extremely compassionate about serving vulnerable populations. Her countless years of volunteerism is reflections of her commitment to serving individuals that are in need. She is a board member of the Franklin County Children Service Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) whose objective is to ensure children and families who have triumphed over major life challenges are recognized and supported.

Dr. Bynum has severed as a Committee Member for the Ohio Statewide Health Disparities Collaborative, the Human Trafficking Taskforce, and the Ohio HIV Steering Committee. As a National Healthcare Speaker and mother of two boys (London and Roman) Dr. Bynum’s motto is “The best legacy we leave is not for our children, but in our children” Debra Roberts.

Gary Gant, MPH, MBA

Public Health Analyst, U. S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
Advisory Member, Bryan University

A Community-Oriented Public Health practitioner by training, Gary is currently a Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations in Region 10, which is comprised of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Gary is currently the HRSA regional lead for rural health, chronic disease, community engagement and tribal health.

Prior to joining HRSA, Gary was an Executive Officer for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System where he served as the Privacy and Freedom of Information Act Officer. Gary has also worked in various consulting and advisory positions in public health; he was the Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Health’s Immunization Program and has worked as a Health Policy Analyst for several public health organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Gary has an M.P.H in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice from the University of Washington and a M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Gary has received various public health fellowships, including the Quentin Burdick Fellowship in Rural Health and the Tobacco Scholars Career Development Fellowship, and received the HRSA Administrator’s Special Citation Award in 2015 and 2016 for outstanding performance.

Richard Mutyabule, MD

Physician Scientist/Project Coordinator Reproductive Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Richard Mutyabule is an accomplished Clinical Study Physician with in depth knowledge in Global Clinical Trials and cutting-edge therapeutics. He attained his Primary Medical degree from Uganda. He completed his fellowship in Oncology and Immunology in the United Kingdom. He is a beneficiary of the Skilled Careers in Life Sciences grant through the Boston University School of Medicine and has special interests in Cardiovascular medicine, Onco-immunology, Cancer therapeutics and Pharmacovigilance.

He brings his wealth of knowledge in Clinical medicine to areas of Global health, Health policy and Infectious diseases.

Sheryl Richard, PhD, MA, PMP

Contributing Faculty/Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Walden University, School of Health Services
Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Management, Herzing University
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Richard “lives teaching” with wide experience in higher education. Dr. Richard serves as Contributing Faculty/Dissertation Committee Mentor (Supervisory Committee Member) for Walden University’s PhD Health Services/Dr. Healthcare Administration program. Dr. Richard also fulfills the role of Adjunct Faculty for Herzing University’s Online Healthcare Management program, teaching various undergraduate courses. In this capacity, she has conducted course evaluation and course development.

In addition, Dr. Richard is a certified Project Management Professional with over 25 years of related industry experience, particularly IT projects on federal contracts (nuclear waste storage) and local government (county.) She has worked for more than 15 years in the health and wellness arena, the field in which she currently performs as a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach and Coach Concierge with functions including mentoring, facilitating, and training.

Dr. Richard earned her PhD – Health Services: Community Health from Walden University; Master in Organizational Management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix; and Bachelor in Business Administration/Management Information Systems (BSBA/MIS) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research interests include healthcare delivery/systems, whole-person health and well-being, physical activity, coaching/mentoring, education, single mothers, vulnerable populations, health disparities, preventable chronic disease, culture, encouragement, self-acceptance, socio-economics, as well as qualitative research and methodology.

Dr. Richard’s passion is encouraging people to be, do, live, and give their best. Likewise, she is passionate about educating through engaging and challenging individuals in taking charge of their education and overall well-being.

Jeffrey Smoot, D.C.Sc, MBA, BIT, CSM

Founder and Chief Scientist, Interactive Healthcare Designs
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Jeffrey Smoot has a Bachelors in Information Technology, Masters in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Computer Science.

He has been involved in the healthcare industry since 1988 for major healthcare systems in the United States. With extensive knowledge in Biomedical Technology, PACS Administration, Cardiovascular Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare IT, he has performed doctoral research on the reduction of Noscomial infections in hospital through touchless interfaces.

His main interest of research is in the area of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development for Healthcare Cardiology, he has been the keynote speaker at the 2015 Georgia Biomedical Instrumentation Society Annual Convention, Colorado Technical University Alumni Board member.

Currently he is a Professor at Trident University International in Healthcare Informatics and Business Systems Analyst Lead for Cardiology at major Healthcare System. Dr. Smoot is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Interactive Healthcare Designs, which develops innovative technologies for healthcare in the space of Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality and Human Computer Interaction.

Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA

HIM Director, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS)
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA – is a health information management (HIM) professional with over 30 years of healthcare experience in healthcare consulting, revenue cycle operations, electronic health record (EHR) applications, document management, and project management. Manny has served in administrative, interim management, and consulting capacities within large academic and urban hospitals. His experience in the healthcare industry has focused on improving operational and financial performance in a variety of healthcare settings. Manny is the HIM Director for Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona.

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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.

Tuition Goes Down the Longer You’re in School
We understand the importance of helping you stay in school and graduate successfully. To help motivate you, we provide tuition discounts the longer you’re in school.

Financing Options Available
As an accredited institution, students of Bryan University who are residents of the United States may qualify for federal financial aid. To learn more, please navigate to our financial aid page.

Applicants who are veterans or active duty members of the U.S. military may also use their military educational benefits, if qualified. Please see our military benefits page for more details.

MPH Half-Tuition Scholarships Now Available
Bryan University is pleased to announce half-tuition scholarships for all applicants of the Master of Public Health program. There are currently several scholarships available. Join our cutting-edge MPH program and learn some of the most advanced technologies and skillsets available to public health professionals. We’re looking for outstanding candidates with characteristics such as:

  • Belief in the importance of lifelong learning
  • Dedication to completing the program successfully
  • Ability to keep the weekly time commitment
  • Passion for healthcare and a desire to improve public health, lower healthcare costs, and impact the quality of service
  • Understanding of the importance of the MPH program and how it might impact one’s career, employer, and the broader community
  • Healthcare work experience or prior healthcare education preferred
  • No residency requirement – applicants can reside anywhere in the world

MPH Scholarship Amount
The cost of the MPH program, including books and courseware, is $23,500. The total amount of each scholarship is $11,750 per awarded recipient and the application fee is waived. Therefore, for scholarship recipients, the net cost of the program would be $11,750. As an accredited institution, MPH students who are U.S. residents may apply for Federal Financial Aid, which is available if they qualify.

An MPH Program Like No Other
The MPH program at Bryan University was designed by industry experts in collaboration with our distinguished advisory board member, and provides an innovative combination of leadership acumen, public health competencies, technology expertise, and data analysis skills that align directly with the modern healthcare marketplace. Faculty are carefully selected and comprise public health experts with industry experience. The program is delivered online via Bryan U’s innovative learning environment, so you can attend from the comfort of home. The entire program is accelerated, which means you can complete the program in just over one year!

Eligibility and Application Requirements
For those desiring to apply to the MPH program and MPH Scholarship concurrently, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an essay (500 words minimum) describing how the MPH would benefit you, your employer, and/or increase/promote health outcomes in your community. To submit the essay, please complete in a Word or Text document and email to: greg.vance@bryanuniversity.edu.
  2. Please contact Greg Vance at: (877) 906-6763 or email: Greg.Vance@BryanUniversity.edu to receive application materials and instructions, which will be sent via email as a Docusign link to all applicants, who can then complete the application via Docusign. Instructions on how to access Docusign will be provided as well.
  3. Provide an official transcript evidencing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. International transcripts must be validated using a credential evaluation service, such as USCES.
  4. Obtain two letters of recommendation, preferably one personal and one professional/academic.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please click here.

The Bryan University Difference

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Job Placement Assistance

We provide students job placement assistance while in school and once they graduate.

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You can get started - and finish - fast.

Welcome Kits Included

Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you're ready to start school.

Faculty Who Put You First

Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.

Books and Courseware Included

We take care of shipping your textbooks and provide you easy access to electronic courseware.

Focus on Employment

You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.

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By submitting this form, I agree that Bryan University may contact me regarding educational services via email, telephone, text message, or automated technology at the email address and phone numbers provided. I understand this consent is not required to enroll. For more information, please call: 1-800-878-5515.