Public Health, MPH (Online)

Protect and enhance the health of communities and populations with your MPH degree

Make the world a healthier place by pursuing your online Master of Public Health.

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease and promoting health through organized community effort. Whereas traditional medical fields treat individuals as the patient, Public Health focuses on the health of communities and populations.

Students with a passion to help others and promote healthy communities where people live, learn, and play should consider a degree in Public Health. Students who are looking to obtain an MPH degree believe in preventing diseases, promoting healthy lifestyles, and creating a healthy sustainable environment for everyone. Our program is ideal for new graduates, those seeking to advance their public health careers, or those looking to change careers. The program culminates in a practicum near you, and either a capstone or research-based thesis to apply and develop skills learned in the didactic portion of the curriculum.

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Program Facts

More Degree Options

Public Health, B.S.
Pharm.D. and MPH Dual Degree
Public Health Graduate Certificate (Online)


The University of Saint Joseph MPH program is designed to align with Council for Education in Public Health’s current core competencies.


Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will have the skills to:

  • Assess and monitor health problems at the population level
  • Apply epidemiologic principles to identify and investigate population-based health problems in your local or global community
  • Assess and monitor environmental issues that impact human health and formulate strategies to address these threats and promote social and environmental justice within communities
  • Develop evidence-based programs to promote health and improve health equity in communities
  • Utilize social and behavioral health theory and cultural awareness to develop strategies to help people develop healthier behaviors
  • Evaluate the implementation and progress of health promotion programs
  • Develop public health communication strategies to effectively reach target populations
  • Promote health and health equity through development and analysis of public health policy
  • Apply systems thinking to complex public health issues


Possible career paths in public agencies, private companies, healthcare, non-governmental agencies, or research institutes:

  • Disease surveillance program specialist
  • Epidemiologist with local, state, or federal agencies
  • Health prevention program developer or evaluator
  • Public health and epidemiologic research
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Occupational health specialist
  • Infection control professional
  • Public policy analyst
  • Workplace wellness specialist


Kaydian Reid, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health, Director, Master of Public Health
Phone: 860.231.5843
Email: [email protected]

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