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Analyze and study to protect public health.

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) prepares students for professional leadership roles in public health by immersion into an innovative academic and applied learning experience designed for working professionals. Throughout your coursework, you will develop the values, traits, knowledge, and competencies required by emergent professional public health leaders. In addition, the program will give participants a comprehensive overview of health systems, epidemiology, Life Course (LCT) theory, developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), the epigenetic theory of disease transmission, social determinants of health, and disease control. This program can be completed in 12-24 months either full or part-time in the classroom.

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  • February 26, 2024
    In person only
  • October 21, 2024
    In person only
  • March 3, 2025
    In person only

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Public Health Master of Science Degree Program Details

8-week semesters

12 (full-time) months
24 (part-time) months

Under 20 students

44 credits

In person only

Admission to the Roberts public health degree programs requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited learning institution, ideally in a field related to IT, business, or healthcare. Additionally, prospective MSPH students must have a standing GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and complete the MTH 200 courses with a grade of C or above.

Lastly, two years of professional work experience is desirable, but not required for those pursuing their public health master's degree.

Students without the requisite experience may still apply, but admittance may require an interview with the Program Director.

In regard to financing the course, Roberts provides several financial aid and payment plan options to ensure all public health practitioners have the opportunity to earn a graduate degree.

Career Outlook

Job Titles
  • Health Educator
  • Public Health Officer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Environmental Health Director
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Nonprofit Coordinator
  • Nonprofit Executive Director
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Research
  • Public Policy
  • Public Health Project Manager
  • Federal, State, & Municipal Government Agencies
  • Community public health agencies
  • Consulting firms
  • Research organizations
  • Universities Hospitals, & Nonprofits
  • International/Overseas Health organizations
  • Counseling centers
  • Nutritional education organizations
  • Industrial firms

Public Health Programs Outcomes

Public Health Program Highlights

Become qualified to critically identify, define, and propose strategic solutions to public health challenges

Learn to create sustainable models of value-driven care for improving population and clinical health outcomes

Capstone Project | combines education with hands-on experience

Exam-free Curriculum | grades based on papers, presentations, and projects

Pre-Admission tests not required | (No GMAT / GRE)

Books Included | in the cost of tuition

Applied Learning | course work can be applied immediately to work

The Roberts Wesleyan University MSPH degree program examines common health care challenges that affect vulnerable communities. Our courses cover all necessary information required to help our graduating public health practice employees stand out in their careers.

Additionally, public health graduates exiting the MSPH program with a deeper understanding of how health disparities are created, how things like food security impact global health, tested disease prevention techniques, health services administration to handle the clerical within the health profession, health services research to help the student draw accurate conclusions about public health trends, social justice, and much more.

Public Health Professionals

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, public health is one of the fastest-growing professions on the market, with a 20% increase in available jobs expected up to 2026.

Many professional employment opportunities open up after a student earns their graduate or doctoral degree, such as:

  • Biostatistician
  • Computer and Information System Managers In Healthcare
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Public Health Attorney
  • Social and Community Service Manager

Earning a master of science public health degree increases students' long-term earning potential compared to if they just had a bachelor's degree.

The median wage of the lowest paying profession is around $85,000, while the highest can pay upwards of $100,000.

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