Master of Public Health

  • Course schedule built for working professionals
  • Opportunities for international or global internships
  • Option to pursue areas of interest such as urban, rural, migrant, or maternal child health
  • Experienced and public health credentialed faculty


Classes Saturdays only


Hybrid format (60% in person, 40% online)


Complete in as fast as 19 months full-time


Domestic & international internship options

Program is ideal for

  • People who aspire to help people and society — whether individually as an educator, on a larger scale as a manager or director shaping policies and services, as a researcher uncovering new understanding of public health, or in many other roles that influence public health.
  • Varied backgrounds welcome.
    • If you studied public health, this MPH program will further your skills and competencies.
    • If you’re looking to transition into public health, no prior exposure or experience with public health is required. You will gain exposure to the field, learn new skills, and gain hands-on experience. You do need to complete the prerequisite coursework listed on the MPH apply page.
    • Public health especially complements nursing, legal studies, education, data analytics, community youth development, life/lab science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, communication sciences and disorders, sustainability, and ethical data science.

Career Outlook

  • A master's in public health degree prepares you for in-demand roles in health care financing and delivery organizations, community agencies, federal/state/local health departments, research support, and policy advocacy.
  • Jobs include data scientist (median annual wage $98,230), epidemiologist ($74,560), medical and health services manager ($104,280), health education specialist ($56,500), community health worker ($42,000), medical records and health information technologist ($51,840), occupational health and safety specialist ($76,340), and more.

Curriculum Examples

  • Epidemiology
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Promotion through Communication and Marketing
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Writing in Public Health

Making Grad School Affordable

Grants, scholarships, veterans benefits, loans, and undergraduate loan forgiveness are options for paying for this grad degree.


"Public health expertise enables you to make a difference in the world every day — supporting optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic is only one example of how public health issues affect everyone and intersect with public policy, the health care system, politics, education, data analysis, equity, advocacy, and the public good."

Mary Dahl Maher, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.N.M., R.N., director of public health

What to Expect

  • You will get broad preparation with the option to focus your assignments on topics of interest, taking advantage of faculty expertise, such as in maternal/child/family health, health policy and disparities, migrant/refugee health, urban/rural health, or global health.
  • Experienced international faculty provide instruction from a global and local perspective.
  • Meaningful practicum opportunities: Apply course lessons, contribute to community needs, enhance your professional network, and explore career opportunities.
  • Nazareth's strong partnership with Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland, plus established study abroad and international internship programs, provide global opportunities.