Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health features a concentration in community health and is designed to educate professionals who will support and enhance public and community health locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Individuals will gain a foundation in all five area of public health: health behavior and education, health services administration, epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental sciences.
Students will also gain hands-on experience in the field through course projects and internships. Successful graduates are prepared to take the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Exam and become Certified Health Education Specialists.
The full time, on-site or hybrid options begin in Fall or Spring semesters with completion in less than 12 months when started in the fall. Students can also enroll in part-time, on-site or online options and complete the program in less than 24 months.
- 30-36 credit hours depending on previous education
- Program completion in 12 months for a full-time student; within 2-6 years for a part-time student
- 2-4 courses in fall and spring terms plus 2 summer courses
- Curriculum based on core competencies as defined by the Association of Schools of Public Health
Students will gain:
- A mastery of theory, knowledge, and skills in areas of public and community health
- A broad foundation in all five core areas of public health: health behavior and education, health services administration, epidemiology, biostatistics and environmental health sciences
- Specialized training in health promotion and education methods, health communication, program planning and evaluation and program administration through the community health emphasis
MPH graduates are employed in:
- Public Health departments
- Government agencies
- Community organizations
- Nonprofit organizations
- Senior living centers
- Advocacy & healthcare organizations