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Public Health, MPH

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health. Graduates of this degree will meet the many exciting challenges in protecting the public’s health today and in the future. 

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Program Intro

To meet public health challenges, MPH students at CBU complete coursework to attain depth and breadth of expertise in the five core areas of public health knowledge. They’ll learn how to improve access to health care, control infectious disease, and reduce environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse and injury.

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48 Units

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2 Years
$750 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your Master of Public Health at CBU?

Work while learning

Many students in the MPH program work while enrolled in the program. MPH courses take place in the evenings and only twice weekly. This allows for students to be engaged in practice, research, and service opportunities during the day. Students may also gain practical experience serving as graduate teaching assistants or serving as research assistants.

Intern abroad

Students can complete their internship requirements abroad through the College of Health Science’s Global Health Engagement. The purpose of the 3-week practicum is to provide MPH students with an opportunity to expand their level of understanding of international health and public health, and offer students an opportunity to engage in cross-cultural experiences.

Join a national society

Select students can join the Eta Sigma Gamma Honorary Society, a national professional honorary society in health education that comprises a national headquarters and chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Program Details

HSC 502: Environmental and Occupational Health

This course introduces students to physical, chemical and biological hazards found in the environment and health risks associated with workplace and community exposure to them. Risks to special populations and mechanisms of reducing or controlling these risks are discussed.

HSC 516: Public Health Promotion and Disease Intervention

This course discusses approaches to health promotion and disease prevention intervention in different settings, using varied strategies, and for different target groups. 

HSC 570: Outbreak and Emergency Preparation and Response

This course is an intensive introduction to public health emergency preparedness and response and covers a number of topics.

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  • Health Education and Promotion Concentration
  • Health Policy and Administration Concentration

The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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Sangmin Kim, Ed.D., MCHES

Professor of Health Sciences

Office Phone: 951-552-8536
E-mail: sakim@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H142

Robert LaChausse, Ph.D.

2023 Trustee's Distinguished Scholar Award

Office Phone: 951-552-8484
E-mail: rlachausse@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H144

Marshare Penny, Dr.P.H.

Clinical Professor of Public Health

Office Phone: 951-552-8385
E-mail: mpenny@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H144

Melissa Wigginton, DrPH, CHES

Professor of Health Science

Office Phone: 951-552-8537
E-mail: mwigginton@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H-138

  1. Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice.
  2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context.
  3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate.
  4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice.
  5. Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings.
  6. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels.
  7. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health.
  8. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs.
  9. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention.
  10. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management.
  11. Select methods to evaluate public health programs.
  12. Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence.
  13. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes.
  14. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations.
  15. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity.
  16. Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making.
  17. Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges.
  18. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors.
  19. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation.
  20. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content.
  21. Perform effectively on interprofessional teams.
  22. Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue.

As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

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Priority May 15
Standard August 1

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Adriana Jovanov

The MPH program prepared us for what life would look like as a public health care professional. Since I have graduated, I have attained a job at an organ procurement organization where I educate nursing staff and communities about organ, eye and tissue donation.

Adriana Jovanov '22
Program Manager, Hospital Partnerships / OneLegacy

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Carolina Gonzalez

With my current position I work with public health emergency preparedness for the entire county. Every day I use the skills I learned through the MPH program and see how it touches individuals and the community.

Carolina Gonzalez '17

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Crystal McGlover

I have a passion for helping others, and, in the MPH program, I felt that I could have a real and lasting positive effect on others and I can promote a healthy and safe environment.

Crystal McGlover '17
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, City of Inglewood Office of Emergency Services

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Career Possibilities

Graduates of CBU's Master of Public Health program will be well prepared for various careers in the industry. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Public Health Program Coordinator
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Communicable Disease Specialist
  • Preparedness Program Coordinator
  • Preparedness Program Manager
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist
  • Research Analyst
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Lecturer
  • Instructor
  • Community Health Worker
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Bioterrorism Researcher
  • Biosecurity Specialist
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Chronic Disease Management Coordinator
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Biostatistician

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