Learn to take on the new challenges public health professionals face with the help of our Master of Public Health degree program.
Public health professionals are the unsung heroes of our time, confronting challenges ranging from the opioid crisis to viral outbreaks like COVID-19. Join the ranks of these global change leaders with a Master of Public Health degree from Walden.
A Master of Public Health degree program can prepare students to pursue roles such as public health policymakers, administrators, researchers, and educators.
Walden’s practice-based Master of Public Health program provides you with a solid foundation in the profession. Build the multidisciplinary expertise to design programs that address emerging public health challenges and breakthroughs. Develop the leadership skills needed to reduce disparities and shape innovative public health policies and programs.
You also have the opportunity to gain direct field experience via an intensive, two-quarter practicum.
Dr. Aimee Ferraro
Dr. Ferraro has worked in the public health field for more than 20 years, conducting research on drug use, HIV, STDs, Hepatitis C, and vector-borne diseases. She was named a Fellow of Walden’s Center for Social Change for her study on the socioecological factors impacting Zika virus transmission.
Dr. Richard Jimenez
Dr. Jimenez has almost 30 years of experience in public health practice, teaching, and research, including as public health advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His research interests include infectious diseases, health disparities, and the public health impact of medical errors.
Dr. Tony Cappello
Dr. Cappello serves as the director of the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology, State Laboratory, and Emergency Preparedness and Response Divisions for the State of Colorado. Previously, he was the executive director for the Northeast Colorado Health Department.
As a graduate of Walden’s Master of Public Health program, you’ll be able to:
The study “Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030” indicated a global demand for 80 million healthcare workers by 2030.1
Employment for health educators and community health workers is expected to grow by 11% through 2028—much faster than the average for all occupations.2
From food safety concerns and the reemergence of eradicated diseases to the rise of a pandemic, public health has become an urgent global priority. Public health professionals play a key role in monitoring health trends, advancing policy, and leading programs that protect and save lives.
A Master of Public Health degree from a CEPH-accredited program is an elite credential that sets you apart in the job market and opens new career doors. You’ll be prepared to work in a variety of settings and make a direct and lasting impact on the health of your community, your country, and the world.
A Master of Public Health can prepare you to pursue career options such as:
A Master of Public Health can prepare you to work in settings such as:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
|Tuition||64 total quarter credit hours||$480 per quarter hour||$30,720|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$160||$1,280|
|Transfer up to 30 credits||$15,040|
|Total with Maximum Transfer Credits‡||$16,960|
*The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
†Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $1,500 to $2,000.
‡Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.
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.
1Source: Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030.
2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educators and Community Health Workers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.
Note on Accreditation
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors acted at its September 6, 2019, meeting to accredit the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Walden University for a five-year term, based on an application for accreditation submitted on February 3, 2018. On June 5, 2020, the CEPH Board of Councilors accredited the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at Walden University, after reviewing an accreditation application submitted on April 21, 2020. Based on CEPH procedures and the documentation submitted, the effective accreditation date of both of these programs is February 3, 2018. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and programs of public health. CEPH accreditation provides assurance that the program has been evaluated and met accepted public health profession standards in practice, research, and service. For a copy of the final self-study document and/or final accreditation report, please contact the dean of the School of Health Sciences (adchshealth @mail.waldenu.edu).
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. As the eligibility criteria may change periodically, students should visit https://www.nbphe.org/eligibility for more information about certification in public health. It is the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification. Walden makes no representations or guarantees that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification or practice as a public health professional in the state where they intend to practice.