Program Summary - Master of Public Health
Bastyr University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) with a Specialization in Community Health Education gives students the knowledge and skills to succeed in public health and community health education settings. The program prepares students to become certified as Community Health Education Specialists (CHES).
The MPH program includes 63 credits of coursework addressing five core competency areas: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences. The curriculum includes specialized courses and practical experience that enable students to develop competency in community health education.
Students in the program complete a practicum and a capstone project under the supervision of dedicated faculty. A social justice perspective is woven throughout the curriculum, and a quarterly seminar provides a deliberate forum for considering issues through a social justice lens.
The program’s hybrid-evening format accommodates traditional students and working professionals who desire non-traditional course scheduling.
- Hybrid-evening course format, allowing students to continue working while in the program.
- A commitment to social justice and human rights, supporting improved quality and accessibility in health care and health education.
- Strong advising and mentoring to tailor electives towards a student's career interests.
- Practicum work and a capstone project focused on health education.
- Small class sizes and committed faculty. Opportunities to take elective classes in other disciplines, such as nutrition or botanical medicine.
Curriculum - Master of Public Health
Expected Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Public Health program at Bastyr University will be prepared to do the following:
- Apply knowledge in five core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences.
- Assess individual and community needs, and plan health education strategies, interventions and programs.
- Implement and administer health education strategies, interventions and programs.
- Conduct evaluation and research related to health education.
- Apply human rights and social justice principles to public health problems.
- Apply community and public health competencies to a supervised practicum and a capstone project.
Prerequisites - Master of Public Health
Entering students must meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Completion of an introductory course in statistics or biostatistics with a grade of B or better within the last seven years.
- General GRE scores.
- Statement of intent and two letters of recommendation.
Meeting the minimum admissions requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program. The MPH program has a competitive admissions process and only highly qualified applicants will be invited to campus for an interview.
Tuition for Master's & Doctoral Degrees
Average costs for the first three quarters with a typical credit load in the 2016-17 academic year.The first year is considered fall, winter and spring quarters.
Average CreditsFirst year.
Tuition & FeesFees include a $25 quarterly student activity fee. See the University Catalog for a full schedule of fees.
Books & Supplies
TotalThe budget used to determine financial-aid eligibility allows for an additional $21,600 for a 9-month period of living expenses.
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See also Financial Aid at Bastyr
PLEASE NOTE: For financial aid purposes, cost of attendance includes costs above plus $21,600 per nine months to cover room & board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.
Quick Facts - Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health with a Specialization in Community Health Education
Kenmore, Washington campus
Bachelor’s degree with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher and an Introductory Statistics or Biostatistics course with a 3.0 or better in the last seven years. General GRE scores are also required.
Length of Program
2 years, evening course format
The demand for public health professionals is increasing as we recognize that many health care problems can be addressed more effectively at a community level. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for public health workers who specialize in community health education are projected to grow at a rate that is significantly higher than average over the next eight years.
Graduates of Bastyr’s Master of Public Health program:
Are eligible to become certified as Community Health Education Specialists
Can work with a variety of public health and community education programs
Learn to apply human rights and social justice principles to public health problems
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