Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Community Health Leadership
Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership
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Advocate for the health of your community
A lot goes into determining someone’s wellbeing. And for all the factors that can’t be influenced — like gender and age — there are others that can. Our Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership (MPH) prepares you to be an agent of change. Develop the skills to lead programs and initiatives that positively impact people’s health and reduce community health disparities, all while taking just one 6-week course at a time.
In the MPH program, you’ll learn to:
- Assess and advocate for the health needs of communities
- Analyze data related to the health of a target community
- Mobilize and engage community stakeholders
- Plan, design, implement, and evaluate community health programs
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Requirements and prerequisites
You'll need 42 credits to complete this program.
Our MPH is designed in close collaboration with senior and executive leaders across the healthcare industry to anticipate emerging needs and trends in the health sector.
Careers & Outcomes
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for health educators and community health workers is projected to be 11 percent between 2018 and 2028. A Master of Public Health can help prepare you to be a:
- Health educator
- Community health worker
Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.
Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, graduates should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Master of Public Health degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.
Program purpose statement
The purpose of the Masters of Public Health degree program is to prepare learners of diverse health-related backgrounds with competencies necessary to address health disparities and lead public health initiatives that will improve the health and quality of life for individuals and families within the communities they serve. Areas of inquiry include leadership in the creation of public health programs, advocating for change, and championing strategic, collaborative, and sustainable initiatives for diverse groups of people.
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What sets us apart?
In addition to core public health competencies, you will graduate from this unique Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership program with advanced knowledge and skills in community health assessment, organizing, planning, and evaluation.
Take the next step
It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, with a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership degree, you’ve got the way.
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