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 12-month program on-site option (full-time) begins in August with projected completion in August of the following year. Students also have the option to enroll part-time and complete the program on-site in 24 months. The online program will begin in August 2019 and students can complete the program part-time and finish within 2 years.
- 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