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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 Epidemiologists, Health Informatics Specialists, Health Information Technologists, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, and Medical and Health Service Managers are growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, industry demand for these professionals will increase faster than average at a rate of 9% or higher through the year 2032.1

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Edition, Epidemiologists, Health Informatics Specialists, Health Information Technologists, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, and Medical and Health Service Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/community-health-workers.htm, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/epidemiologists.htm, and https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited 2/9/2024). Also online at https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-1041.00 , https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1211.01 , https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-9021.00, https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-2041.00, and https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9111.00. Note that 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 our 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:

  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public Health Emergency Manager
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Biostatistician
  • Public Health Educator
  • Healthcare Data 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-Profits
  • NGOs
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Career & Job Search Services for Students & Grads

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

  • Public health overview & operations
  • CDC – 10 Essential Health Services framework
  • Public health leadership
  • Disease pathogenesis & prevention
  • Public health informatics
  • Electronic health records
  • Behavioral health
  • Health promotion
  • Health education
  • Global health
  • Public health preparedness
  • Key public health risks
  • Social determinants of health
  • Biostatistics for public health
  • Program evaluation & measurement
  • Epidemiology & intervention programs
  • Environmental & occupational health
  • Public health improvement & interventions
  • Capstone project to solve a real-world problem
  • Sit for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certification – one exam fee included in tuition

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 aligned with the mission of public health by utilizing the CDC – 10 Essential Public Health Services across public health systems. 

Capstone Experience

Get practical experience in applying your public health skills and knowledge to a real-world scenario using project-based learning.

Simulated Job Tasks

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

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Diverse Bachelor's Degrees Accepted, Plus No GRE Required

The Master of Public Health program requires a bachelor’s degree or undergraduate degree equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning with a GPA of 2.5 or above. Bryan University’s MPH program accepts students from a broad range of undergraduate majors. Bryan University does not require the GRE exam for admission. 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

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    Candice Shivers
    Faculty, Bryan University

    B.A. Speech Communication; M.A. Communication; DPh. Public Health, Walden University

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    Candice Shivers Faculty, Bryan University

    B.A. Speech Communication; M.A. Communication; DPh. Public Health, Walden University

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Meet Your General Education Faculty

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    Rebecca Cobain
    Faculty, Bryan University

    Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, California State University, Long Beach; Master of Arts, Speech Communication, California State University, Long Beach.

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    Rebecca Cobain Faculty, Bryan University

    Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, California State University, Long Beach; Master of Arts, Speech Communication, California State University, Long Beach.

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    Charlotte Anne Damaris Fiehn
    Faculty, Bryan University

    Ph.D., English, University of Texas; Graduate Certificate, American History, American Public University; Master of Arts., English, University of Texas; Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Cambridge

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    Charlotte Anne Damaris Fiehn Faculty, Bryan University

    Ph.D., English, University of Texas; Graduate Certificate, American History, American Public University; Master of Arts., English, University of Texas; Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Cambridge

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    Kimberly Giles
    Faculty, Bryan University

    Master of Arts, Communication Studies, Arizona State University; Bachelor of Arts, Individualized, Business Administration, Valparaiso University.

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    Kimberly Giles Faculty, Bryan University

    Master of Arts, Communication Studies, Arizona State University; Bachelor of Arts, Individualized, Business Administration, Valparaiso University.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Following the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Prepare for entry level employment in community health by demonstrating knowledge and skills in the 10 Essential Public Health Services domains.
  • Assess population health and needs of communities.
  • Analyze data related to population health to assist in solving healthcare problems.
  • Address health hazards through investigating, diagnosing causal factors.
  • Prepare and deliver effective healthcare communications for various situations using a variety of appropriate technologies.
  • Use analytical and reflective thinking techniques to identify and analyze problems, and develop solutions.
  • Evaluate diverse perspectives and promote inclusion in public health settings.
  • Test for a national public health certification.
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Explore Public Health Courses

  • MPH-520, 3.0 credits
    Health Behaviors in Public Health

    This course will provide an understanding and apply theories of human behavior within the practice of public health. Student will explore changing health behaviors as guided by health promotion, education, and prevention programs. EPHS #3.

  • MPH-525, 3.0 credits
    Global Health

    Students in this course explore important global health issues and discuss steps to be taken to address these concerns. EPHS# 1, 2, 3.

  • MPH-530, 3.0 credits
    Public Health Preparedness

    With the rise of public health emergencies, the demand for public health preparedness, response and cooperation has increased. This course will provide a framework of the key public health issues that threaten our local, state, and national jurisdictions. EPHS #4.

  • MPH-535, 3.0 credits
    Biostatistics for Public Health

    Quantitative analysis is important in identifying public health issues, and for designing intervention programs. This course will provide the basis of biostatistics, statistical reasoning, and how to apply these applications in the field of public health. EPHS#1, 2.

  • MPH-555, 3.0 credits
    Epidemiology

    This course will examine the applications of epidemiology and the development of skills that can be applied in the public health field in designing intervention and prevention programs. EPHS #1, 2.

  • MPH-560, 3.0 credits
    Environmental & Occupational Health

    Environmental and Occupational Health is multifaceted, and it reaches into many fields of study. This course will examine the association of environmental health problems with human health and how to investigate. EPHS #1, 2, 3.

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Benefits for You

Included in Tuition

As a Bryan University student, you’ll receive these benefits and services included in tuition at no extra cost.

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    Industry Certifications & Credentials

    Prepare for third-party certifications – one certification exam attempt paid for by the university.

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    Electronic Books & Courseware

    We give you easy access to your e-textbooks and software.

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    Tutoring & Academic Support

    Our tutors and academic staff provide personalized support whenever you need it.

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    School Starter Kit

    You’ll receive a starter package to ensure you’re ready to succeed in your program.

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    Accelerated Programs & No Waiting Lists

    Finish in the shortest time possible and never get wait-listed for course registration.

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    Refresher Classes

    As a graduate, audit previously completed courses free to keep your skills sharp.

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    Personal Success Coach

    You'll receive dedicated support to help you succeed in and out of the classroom.

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    Career Services

    Get expert help to ensure you're job-ready and connect with employers.

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    Mentoring from Expert Faculty

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

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Why Learn Online

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    Flexible & Convenient

    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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    Learn Faster & Retain More

    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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    Live Classes & Academic Support

    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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    Connect with Peers, Faculty & Industry Experts

    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.

How You Learn Online

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Live Classes on Zoom

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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Re-submit Homework for Mastery

Didn't get the grade you wanted? At Bryan U, you can resubmit your homework to improve your grades.

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User-Friendly Learning Technology

You'll learn using a program that adapts to your knowledge level while helping you learn faster and retain more.

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Share Your Interests

Engage with others in class using a social platform to share your thoughts on topics you're interested in.

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Affording College

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Tuition Lock Guarantee

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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Financial Aid if You Qualify

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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Active-Duty Military & Veterans

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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Tuition Rates Go Down the Longer You're in School

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.
  • 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, public health, paralegal, and pharmacy technician 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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