As a student in the public health program, you’ll make a difference in the community as you work to promote health equity and social justice. This program equips you with the skills and knowledge required to address all factors –biological, social and environmental – necessary to help solve community health problems.
Our faculty are well-connected in the local community, meaning that you will have the opportunity to work on actual public health initiatives within Washington State.
2 years, full time
$600/credit hour (average)
I'm very excited to be a naturopathic doctor that also has a degree in public health and a background in medical anthropology. I feel like those things have been the perfect trifecta to get me to where I can truly serve populations that don't have good access to quality medical care. I feel very excited to be able to bring naturopathic medicine to those communities and be working in a more rural area.
The evening learning format is designed for working professionals. The professors are very engaged and supportive of our learning.
Evening Course Format
Self-reported CHES Pass Rate
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Accredited
Our MPH degree emphasizes community health education and prepares you to become a Certified Health and Education Specialist (CHES). Our alumni boast a self-reported 100% pass rate for the CHES exam. Learn more about the responsibilities and competencies of a Certified Health Education Specialist.
MPH Program Receives Grant from Federal Government
Snohomish Health District chose Bastyr’s MPH program as a sub-recipient for a Federal award from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to assess the extent of health literacy barriers in vulnerable and marginalized communities in Snohomish County.
Dr. Fenn’s academic experience includes teaching research, program evaluation and statistics as well as addictions, counseling skills, and policy to undergraduate and graduate students…
In addition to her role at Bastyr University, Dr. Kara M.K. Bensley is an Associate Scientist at the Alcohol Research Group (Public Health Institute). She is particularly interested in…
Dr. Cristina Ciupitu-Plath is a sociologist and public health professional with more than 8 years of experience in public health research and education. Her main research interests revolve…
- 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.
Bastyr accepts graduate and undergraduate transfer credits earned at accredited colleges and universities. Learn what you need to make this process go smoothly.
- Become certified as a Community Health Education Specialist
- Work as a public health and community health educational professional
- Work in organizations such as local health districts, state departments of health, nonprofit community agencies, government agencies, hospitals and other health care settings, school districts and university settings
- Public health educator
- Population health/chronic disease management specialist
- Research coordinator
- Monitoring/surveillance specialist
- Policy analyst
- Program evaluator
- Health program manager
- Community outreach worker
- Learn to apply human rights, health equity, and social justice principles to public health problems
About the Seattle, Washington Campus
The 51-acre Bastyr University campus is uniquely suited for the study of natural health sciences. Nestled among woodlands on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, the 186,000-square-foot campus complex is located 10 miles northeast of Seattle in Kenmore, Washington.