From fighting infectious diseases to reducing health disparities, public health professionals across the globe face new challenges every day.
Walden’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program provides the education you need to address public health issues, including:
Reflecting Walden’s decades of commitment to positive social change, the master's in public health program prepares you to improve the health of communities and deal with health disparities within a wide range of settings.
While it is possible to gain valuable experience working in the field, many public health careers require a graduate degree, such as a master's in public health, for entry or advancement.
A graduate degree in public health is a good investment if you want to:
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.
Note on Certification:
The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health professionals. Individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and at least five subsequent years of public health work experience will be eligible to take the CPH exam. However, for individuals without these qualifications, a candidate must be an alumni of a school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
While Walden's MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the program is not yet accredited; thus, Walden MPH graduates must have at least five years of post-baccalaureate public health work experience in order to sit for the CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing agencies and exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CPH credential, students should visit https://www.nbphe.org.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree at Walden University is that I am in control of my future.
I continue to find the academic legitimacy at Walden to be far superior to other online institutions.
I chose the Master of Public Health program because I realized it would allow me to pursue becoming a health educator and professor.