Master of Public Health – Online Degree From Valparaiso University
Change the world with your MPH degree
Why are some communities more susceptible to heart disease than others? What role does climate change play in public health? How do we make healthcare more accessible, affordable, and equitable?
Valparaiso University’s Master of Public Health online degree equips you with the necessary tools to address the world’s greatest health challenges. From scientific research to community outreach to legislative action, your work will directly—and positively—impact the lives of others.
Our diverse, interprofessional faculty has extensive experience working across industries and academic disciplines. Learn directly from experts in a comprehensive MPH degree curriculum designed to enhance public health competence to promote health and prevent disease in the fields of either epidemiology or global health.
Are you ready to make a difference with your MPH degree?
Why Pursue a Master of Public health Online Degree at Valpo?
Earning your public health degree online with Valpo is a transformative experience—personally and professionally. Our flexible and affordable program prepares you to apply the principles of public health to diverse populations in the United States and around the world.
Choose a focus area with public health courses that align with your interests—epidemiology or global health—and develop the service-minded leadership skills you need to influence change and advance your career.
What makes Valpo’s public health degree different? During your public health courses, you can expect to gain:
Experiential Service Learning
Interact with public health professionals in hospitals, healthcare facilities, and public health agencies around the world and strengthen your cross-cultural communication skills. We offer an abundant array of service-learning trips to countries such as Costa Rica, Thailand, and China, among several others.
Personal Mentorship and Career Guidance
Build meaningful connections with accomplished faculty and industry experts who are eager to share their insight and advice. Smaller public health class sizes allow you to regularly engage with your professors.
A Flexible and Affordable MPH Degree
Earn your Master of Public Health online degree at your own pace. Whether you attend full-time, part-time, or enroll in the accelerated track, you’ll save money with Valpo’s affordable tuition rate.
Complete all of your public health courses online
At Valpo, you’ll take advanced courses in public health theory, education, research, and practice that will train you to see the world through the lens of a public health professional. Other public health courses you’ll take include:
- Environmental Health for a Sustainable Future
- Global Health Systems
- Policy, Politics, and Advocacy
You’ll also complete a public health internship and public health capstone project under the guidance of faculty to round out your education and graduate equipped to make an impact in your public health career.
What can you do with your Master of Public Health online degree?
Demand for public health professionals has never been higher. The healthcare industry will add more jobs—roughly 2.6 million—than any other field over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Meanwhile, salaries continue to rise. Median pay for public health specialists is about $77,000. Public health administrators earn over $100,000 annually, on average.
With Valpo’s 100% job placement rate for public health degree online students, you’ll graduate ready to take on new challenges and earn more money.
Where are Valpo Master of Public Health online degree graduates working?
Whether you’re interested in public health program administration or decreasing health disparities, there are plenty of opportunities to apply your skills and make a difference.
Here are a few places Valpo public health degree online graduates work:
- Gila County Health and Emergency Management
- Peace Corps
- South Dakota Department of Health
Hear from our public health degree online students
“I don’t think I ever would’ve guessed that I’d be in this position this soon after graduation, but I am incredibly grateful for everything [Dr. Amy Buckenmeyer] taught me during my time at Valpo! You prepared me well to take on all these challenges head-on, so thank you.”
—Kayle, ’22, MPH Degree
Public Health Equity Prevention Manager, Gila County Health and Emergency Management
Get started on your Master of Public Health online degree
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