Master of Public Health (Online)

CBU's online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program prepares candidates to advance professionally as effective, innovative and ethical health care leaders.

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Program Intro

Curriculum in CBU's Master of Public Health online program is focused on core disciplines within the scope of public health practice including epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral science, environmental and occupational health, and strategic management of public health services.

44 Units

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16 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$750 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your Master of Public Health (Online) at CBU?

Learn by Doing

The MPH program is offered on campus and online to accommodate the schedule of working professionals. This allows for students to be engaged in practice, research and service opportunities. The program also provides three different fellowship opportunities, some of which are paid, to gain experience in the field.

Advance your Career

Take the next step in your career by preparing for certifications like the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Certification in Public Health (CPH) that require formal education and training in public health.

Connect with Expert Faculty 

Students can expect small classes taught by caring faculty who are dedicated to their success. Faculty are well connected with local and statewide public health professional networks and eager to guide students as they take the next step in their career.

Learn Flexibly Online, On Your Schedule

Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Public Health degree, graduates will be able to:

  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.

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HSC 523: Current Issues in Public Health

This course provides historical perspectives, definitions and discussion of current public health issues.

HSC 554: U.S. Healthcare Policy and Advocacy

This course includes a review of healthcare systems, policy actors and processes in the United States, roles of government, bureaucracy, and interest groups in health policy and the policy process.

HSC 560: Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation

This is an introductory, graduate level public health program planning, development, and evaluation course that broadly addresses program planning models, process of program development and methods of evaluation in the area of public health.

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Janet Bonome, Dr.PH

Associate Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Office Phone: 951-343-2176
Office Location: Health Science Campus H140

Ogbochi McKinney, DrPH

Associate Professor of Public Health

Office Phone: 951-343-2177
Office Location: Health Sciences Campus, H133

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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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.

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

Application Requirements

Career Possibilities

  • Health Education Specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Policy Analyst

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!