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Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH in as few as 4 semesters* with accelerated study

Master of Public Health

Classes Start October 28


Technology and healthcare are known to go hand in hand. But how does access to technology change healthcare delivery as our global population increases? What is Chamberlain University doing when it comes to technology and public health? How are students prepared to impact public health through technology?


What will I learn?

MPH Curriculum FAQs

What are the program outcomes for MPH graduates? 

At the completion of the Chamberlain MPH program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Articulate the history and philosophy of the professional discipline of public health relative to its core values, concepts, functions, and leadership roles.
  2. Utilize quantitative methods and epidemiologic tools to assess, monitor, and review the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness.
  3. Apply evidence-based reasoning and health informatics approaches to the process of program planning, development, budgeting, management, and evaluation in public health organizations and public health interventions to improve community health outcomes.
  4. Specify approaches for assessing, preventing, and controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.
  5. Apply theoretical constructs of social change, health behavior and social justice in planning public health interventions.
  6. Develop public health programs and strategies responsive to the diverse cultural values and traditions of the communities being served.
  7. Practice systems thinking techniques and problem solving to understand and respond to the dynamic interactions among sectors, organizations and public health professionals in improving public health.
  8. Demonstrate leadership abilities as effective collaborators and coordinators within and across organizations and as members of interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams.
  9. Communicate public health messages to a variety of audiences using public health specific communication and social marketing, including technical and professional writing and the use of mass media and electronic technology.
  10. Identify and apply the ethical, legal, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy as well as the roles, influences, and responsibilities of the different agencies and branches of government to developing, evaluating and advocating for public health policies.
What does a generalist program consist of? 

The generalist focus of the MPH degree program is designed to prepare public health practitioners for a variety of roles working with communities and populations throughout the world to promote healthy living and prevent community health problems such as disease, poverty, health access disparities and violence.

Graduates are prepared to be leadership change agents improving health outcomes at the population and community level.

Will I be assigned a faculty advisor? 

Student Services will support you throughout the entire program. A faculty mentor will also be assigned to you during your Applied Practice Experience and Integrative Learning Experience courses. 

Can I get credit for my previous public health experience?

No, however, you can transfer a maximum of six qualifying semester credit hours into the MPH degree program. Transfer credit will be awarded for applicable courses with a grade of “B” or higher. Coursework must have been completed within the past 10 years to be considered for transfer. Students in a master’s degree program must fulfill a residency requirement of 36 semester credit hours completed at Chamberlain.

How long will it take to complete the program? 

You may expect to complete the MPH degree in as few as two years with full-time study comprised of one course (three credit hours) per eight-week session or two three credit courses per semester. The last semester includes two classes per session. There are three semesters in a year and the program is six semesters in length. The MPH program is taught through the entire year.

The MPH degree program is flexible and can be completed in as few as three and a half semesters by choosing accelerated study. Accelerated full-time study is comprised of two courses (six credit hours) per eight-week session, six sessions per year, for a total of seven sessions. The ability to accelerate may be impacted by course offerings. This is an intense and rigorous option.

How many credits do I need to complete for this program? 

A minimum of 42 credit hours is required to graduate and earn a Master of Public Health degree.

Why MPH?

We strive to build a culture of health, equipping extraordinary health professionals with the values, behaviors and knowledge base required not only to succeed but drive healthcare forward.
Dr. Kia James

EdD, MPH, RN, MPH Program Director


How do I get in?

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?


Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals