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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.

In this CEPH-accredited program, you’ll learn from practicing public health experts and use data to explore solutions to problems in the field. Explore engaging, challenging curriculum that’s enriched by the perspectives of students and faculty from all over the world.

A Master of Public Health degree program can prepare students to pursue roles such as public health policymakers, administrators, researchers, and educators.

Why Pursue Your Master of Public Health With Walden?

  • Learn from public health practitioners: Receive a relevant, hands-on public health education from experienced faculty who also work out in the field.
  • You determine the focus of your research: Choose an applied project topic and benefit from individualized coursework that empowers you to chart your own path forward.
  • Gain a global perspective: Our students and faculty come from diverse countries and cultures. You’ll acquire valuable insights that will help you grow as a public health professional.
  • Be ready for today’s public health challenges: Offered since 2001, Walden’s online MPH program is continually refined to be current, adaptable, and forward thinking.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Master of Public Health
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Walden's Master of Public Health provides you with a solid foundation in the core areas of public health, keeping you one step ahead of present day issues such as biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, and many more. Walden's cutting edge online curriculum, enriched by the global perspective of students all over the world, comes equipped with interactive and enhanced media programs, simulating real world public health problems and solutions. With a Master of Public Health from Walden University, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
Walden’s Master of Public Health provides you with a solid foundation in the core areas of public health, keeping you informed on current issues.

Create a World of Difference

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.

Meet Your Academic Team

Aimee FerraroDr. 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.

Richard Jimemez

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.

Tony Cappello

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.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of Walden’s Master of Public Health program, you’ll be able to:

  • Utilize culturally appropriate communication skills to convey prevention and intervention strategies used to improve health outcomes among diverse local and global populations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how research methods, biostatistical data and software, and the epidemiological approach impact the study of patterns of disease, disability, and injury.
  • Evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors that affect the health of local and global communities.
  • Evaluate the major social, behavioral, and cultural factors that affect the health of local and global populations.
  • Appropriately access, interpret, and evaluate public health data that are available through the use of information technology.
  • Analyze essential services, systems, public policies, and associated challenges that impact the health of local and global communities.
  • Demonstrate skills needed for sound leadership and decision making in public health, including applications of ethics and professionalism.
  • Apply health management and systems thinking to public health agencies, programs, policies, and issues.
  • Apply the principles of program design, implementation, and evaluation to improve the health of local and global populations.
  • Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethically responsible public health research and practice.
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Become the Change Agent You Aspire to Be

You see the growing need for public health experts—and you’re ready to rise to the occasion. From practitioner faculty to Walden’s exceptional support, Walden is here to help you shape the future you want. Find out if our online Master of Public Health program is right for you.

Interesting Facts

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The study “Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030” indicated a global demand for 80 million healthcare workers by 2030.1

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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

What’s the Career Impact of Earning a Master of Public Health?

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:

  1. Epidemiologist3
  2. Occupational health and safety specialist4
  3. Public health analyst
  4. Environmental health specialist5

A Master of Public Health can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  1. Government organizations
  2. Nonprofit and NGOs
  3. Universities
  4. Health departments

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total*
Tuition 64 total quarter credit hours  $480 per quarter hour $30,720
Technology Fee  Per quarter $160 $1,280
    Total $32,000
    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.

Testimonials

Edward Irobi

Edward Irobi

MPH Graduate / PhD in Public Health Student
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.
Tira Wallace MPH Student
Tira Wallace
W. Sumner Davis MPH/PhD in Public Health Graduate
W. Sumner Davis
Yvette McPheeters MPH Graduate
Yvette McPheeters

FAQ About Walden’s Online Master of Public Health Program

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.

3Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/epidemiologists.htm

4Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-health-and-safety-specialists-and-technicians.htm

5Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm

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.

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