Master of Public Health

The 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 Bastyr MPH program produces graduates with a 100% CHES pass rate.
Length of Program: 2 years, evening course format
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

Program Overview

The Master of Public Health program at Bastyr University is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH.) CEPH accreditation is considered the benchmark of quality in the evaluation of public health programs and assures that the Bastyr MPH degree provides the highest standard of education for the public health profession in practice, research and service.

The recent pandemic has spotlighted the health problems in our nation as well as the social, political and environmental factors that contribute to health inequities especially for our most marginalized and vulnerable populations. Public health plays a key role in all areas of our lives; it affects and is affected by decisions made in other sectors of our society.  

Bastyr University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program equips you with the skills and knowledge to address all factors – biological, social and environmental – necessary to help solve these community health problems. Through experienced faculty mentorship, as well as practicum and capstone projects with outstanding community partners, you’ll be well prepared to work in a variety of public health settings that support social justice and health equity.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for working professionals. With a hybrid-evening course format, you’ll find the flexibility you need to live and work while simultaneously earning your degree. 
  • A curriculum for change. Bastyr’s MPH program maintains a commitment to social justice and human rights, as well as improved quality and accessibility in health care and health education.
  • World-class education. Experience expert faculty mentorship, small class sizes, and real world experiences through practicum and capstone projects with outstanding community partners.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in public health are projected to grow significantly 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

Campus Location - Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington Campus

Set in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Bastyr’s expansive Seattle-area campus provides a serene, natural environment for students to deepen their health education. Our campus is located in the Seattle suburb of Kenmore, Washington, and encompasses 51 acres along the shore of Lake Washington. 

At our Seattle-area campus, you’ll enjoy dynamic classroom environments and unique facilities for research, laboratory and clinical experiences. Our campus location also affords you easy access to the rich cultural experiences of the Seattle metropolitan area and unlimited exposure to the natural wonders of the Puget Sound region.

General Requirements

Length of Program

2 years, evening course format

Tuition and Financial Aid

Speak to an advisor today to learn more about tuition costs or to find out about our financial aid programs!


Bastyr’s Master of Public Health curriculum is delivered in a convenient hybrid-evening course format that covers five core competency areas: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences.  Reference our curriculum table for the full course schedule. This table reflects a full-time course of study, but part-time is also available.

The program equips graduates with the knowledge and training needed to create effective solutions that lead to systemic social change within health systems. Expected learning outcomes of graduates can be found in the course catalog.

Contact an advisor to learn more about the Master of Public Health program.


  • 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.

Reference our curriculum table for full prerequisites. To learn which classes fulfill these prerequisites, use our course equivalency guide.

A full course outline can be found in the Master of Public Health program description of the Academic Catalog.

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