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Master's degree

Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership

19 months

Approximate Program Length

42

Total Credits

$698

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Oct 27, 2021

Develop the skills to lead programs and initiatives that positively affect people’s health and reduce community health disparities. Our Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership can be completed in approximately 19 months online and prepares you to be an agent of change, all while taking just one 6-week course at a time.

  • 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

Courses

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Assess community health needs to develop and interpret public health programs
  • Create and implement community health programs
  • Evaluate and apply principles of biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology and social-behavioral models
  • Evaluate programs and appropriately apply public health research findings to community health initiatives
  • Advocate for improved health outcomes, communicate shared vision, influence change and champion solutions
  • Evaluate current local and global health trends and create recommendations for institutional and health policy response
  • Mobilize community stakeholders for public health initiatives in diverse settings
  • Create and market health communications for individuals and groups from diverse cultural, ethnic and educational backgrounds
  • Create an effective leadership strategy, lead public health professionals and manage multidisciplinary system stakeholders

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses for the online Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership.

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership (MPH/CHL) program prepares graduates to function in leadership roles in health education and community health settings. This program does not prepare or lead to any type of licensure or certification.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership?

A MPH/CHL can prepare you to be a: 

  • Health educator
  • Community health worker
11 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for health educators and community health workers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

26

Average years of industry experience

32

Directors of Services

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I’m the grittiest person. And so are our students.”

Christopher Wilson

Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.