College of Health Sciences

Public Health Programs

Master of Public Health

Program Overview

As an institution dedicated to the education and training of healthcare professionals for more than 90 years, Salus University is sensitive to the high cost of health disparities and inequities as well as the impact of this imbalance on the health status of individuals, communities and nations.

Designed for professionals and students from a variety of backgrounds and experience, our MPH program also is designed to bridge the public health training gap in the areas of optometry, audiology, blindness and visual impairment, and physician assistant studies, professions currently underrepresented in the public health workforce.

All Salus students are educated in an interdisciplinary environment that prepares our graduates to become contributing members of today’s healthcare teams and the MPH program is no exception. With a dedicated and diverse faculty each bringing a set of unique experiences and perspectives to their students, our MPH curriculum is firmly rooted in real world situations.

Program Objectives

  • To deliver a student-centered, cost-effective program via distance education that is accessible to working professionals and to students seeking a dual degree track.
  • To recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse and intellectually curious student body with a global perspective on the challenges and strategies of improving health status worldwide.
  • To integrate a corps of international faculty and experts into the program who bring expertise, dedication and opportunities for real-world impact.
  • To promote interactions and collaborations with local community agencies, and national and global public health academic and professional communities.

Program Requirements

The MPH degree course of study includes:

  • 23 semester hours of core courses
  • 13 semester hours of elective courses
  •  6 semester hours for capstone project

The MPH program is 42 semester credit units in length and is offered via distance education on a part-time basis. Students will have up to five (5) years to complete the program.

(06.30.2010)