Kenmore, Washington campus
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:
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.
Entering students must meet the following requirements:
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.
Graduates of the Master of Public Health program at Bastyr University will be prepared to do the following:
The attached PDF is the proposed curriculum for students starting in Fall 2017. Please note that changes to the curriculum may still occur before the start of the Fall 2017 academic year. For the 2016-2017 course catalog, click here.