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M.P.H. Public Health

39 credit hours
$500 credit hour price

Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses

Learn the skills to promote and protect the health of individuals and communities with Concordia University, Nebraska's online master's in public health. Taught by diverse faculty who are experts in the field, our program explores the development, implementation and assessment of the health strategies used for education, health promotion and disease prevention.

Concordia Nebraska's public health program prepares you to enter the public health field with skills and knowledge that are consistent with the five key domains of public health as recognized by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s Education Advisory Committee: biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and management and social and behavioral sciences.

In addition, the program is designed for working professionals and does not require GRE scores for admission.

Concordia Nebraska's online public health program has a curriculum grounded in the Christian faith and can be completed in two years. It offers two concentrations to help you tailor your degree to meet your professional goals:

Public Health Courses

Community Health Education

Community Health Education: Discover how to assess the public health needs of individuals and communities and develop programs to help improve the population’s health. You will also explore the various models and theories of health behavior, as well as the principles and practice of health marketing and communication.

Health Policy Administration

Health Policy and Administration: While focusing on a macro perspective of public health, learn how to create changes that will benefit vulnerable and underserved populations through legislative efforts and policy. Through this concentration, you will become equipped with the ability, knowledge and skills in public health policy, management techniques and organization needed to improve the health of a population through leadership.

Concordia NebraskaOnline MPH | Master’s in Public Health Online | Concordia Nebraska Core Concepts

Rooted in the Christian faith, Concordia Nebraska’s MPH online program equips students with the skills needed to protect and promote the health of the public — whether related to individuals and communities — through the creation, implementation and assessment of health strategies to educate, promote health and prevent disease.

 

Learning Outcomes

Students will be introduced to the history and scope of public health, along with core competencies of public health, including environmental health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health behavior and health policy

Students will examine the practical issues of public health research, ethics in research and theory/research relationships

Students will explore the field of behavioral health, including psychological/behavioral factors that affect individuals and communities, health risk behavior and the various behavioral models and theories

Program Goals

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Develop and assess healthcare strategies and programs to protect and promote the health of individuals, groups and communities 

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Design and evaluate public programs and policies to promote health according to the specific needs of different populations

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Implement public health programs that reflect data-driven and effective communication, leadership and advocacy skills 

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Critically review, analyze and apply findings and recommendations from medical literature and related research 

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Conduct qualitative and quantitative public health research using the latest accepted methodologies 

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Engage in public health practice with a clear understanding of the values and ethics that define the profession 

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Public Health Faculty

As experts in public health, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom.

Meet the faculty

Concordia NebraskaOnline MPH | Master’s in Public Health Online | Concordia Nebraska FAQs

Concordia Nebraska Public Health: Career Outcomes

Public Health Educator

Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. As a health educator, you might work with individuals one-on-one or with groups in schools or community programs. You would develop and implement strategies to improve the health of those you work with, collect data and discuss health concerns.

14.5% Annual Growth Rate2
$31,440 Entry-Level Salary2
$53,940 Mid-Level Salary2
$97,160 Late-Level Salary2

Health Education Specialist

Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. As a health educator, you might work with individuals one-on-one or with groups in schools or community programs. You would develop and implement strategies to improve the health of those you work with, collect data and discuss health concerns.

11% Annual Growth Rate2
$56,500 Entry-Level Salary2
$68,380 Mid-Level Salary2
$108,510 Late-Level Salary2

Epidemiologist

Epidemiologists investigate patterns of diseases and injury and look for their causes by collecting and analyzing data from observations, interviews, survey's and biological samples. They're responsible for communicating their findings to the public, health practitioners, policymakers and the public.

5% Annual Growth Rate2
$74,560 Entry-Level Salary2
$99,020 Mid-Level Salary2
$135,050 Late-Level Salary2

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.