MPH Programs

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by Randell1234, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Any suggestions on some 100% online MPH Programs? I am hoping there will enough info to make it a "Sticky" -- (hint to Ted)
  2. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    - Emory University
    - University of New England
    - A.T Still University
    - Nova Southeastern University
  4. timothyrph

    timothyrph New Member

    APUS University

    American Public University, I am currently enrolled in my 7th class there.
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  6. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    What is the APU program like?
  7. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Additional Fully online MPH:

    Oregon Health and Science University - Offers the Primary Health Care & Health Disparities track online.

    Loma Linda University - 56 credits; requires 2 years of previous work experience.

    Walden University - 56 quarter credits NOT accredited by CEPH.

    Florida International University - 45 credits.

    University of Minnesota - Only the Maternal and Child Health MPH is offered online.

    Des Moines University - No GRE is required, but you must complete an internship as part of the program.
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    OK, here's a question of interest to me: Do you get the MPH and add a cert in bioinformatics or do you get the Masters in Bioinformatics and then add a cert in public health. "'What's your goal?' you ask?" Maximum employability is my answer.
  9. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck

    Well if you are going to bring up bioinformatics then I will have to put this program out for consideration:

    Johns Hopkins MS Bioinformatics

    I gotta believe JH on your resume will help. (a friend of mine has both an MS and a PhD from JH, didn't hurt his career)
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Hi Kevin - The JH program is no secret. You didn't answer the question.
    Which delivers maximum employability? The MPH with the bio cert or the Bio Masters with the ph cert?
  11. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck

    The MPH, like the MBA, and the MPA is a broad degree and provides maximum utility. Therefore, the MPH with a bio cert would provide the best opportunity for employment. However, like the other two programs mentioned, accreditation may factor in the quality of the program so look for a program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health for maximum return.


    I apologize for cluttering a thread with a known program.
  12. timothyrph

    timothyrph New Member


    Hi Randall,

    It's been a while since I have posted, kids, work, school, work, you know the drill. APUS has been a positive experience so far, most of the classes are 8 weeks in length and have about 90-150 pages of text, articles etc. to read a week. generally there are 1-2 papers per week. The average amount of writing seems to be about 10 pages per week. I have Style-ease, an APA program that helps me quite a bit with the writing style. I have found that the style of paper matters as much as, well the subject matter.

    Some classes have tests involved that are taken on line. I really don't understand the logic behind this, but generally there is a paper that is required with the test.

    The school was easy to enroll at, enrollment in classes is extremely simple. The professors give good feedback, and usually e-mail you back that day. It takes a little time obviously to critique a paper.

    I would recommend the experience and have enjoyed it. There are now concentrations that you can take in emergency management, public administration or environmental health. I am sticking to the original academic prgram as it is shorter.

    I generally take at least a month off between classes, partially to stretch the tuition reimbursement dollar and partially to keep me from raiding the Prozac bottle.

    I had considered a PharmD but as I am already a registered pharmacist neither my license or job would change. Also the $40,000 price tag to upgrade from my old BS degree did not seem reasonable at this time. I am looking at adding a certificate in pharmcoeconomics from UF. As a director of pharmacy it would be helpful, and interesting. I also have an elective course and could shorten the five course requirement. I am just not sure my Sooner blood could take being a Gator.
  13. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    The UF Programs are great. I worked with Dr Nanni (PhD) and Dr Brushwood (PharmD, JD) and they were both super helpful the whole time.
  14. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Don't apologize. I was rude. I'm just too impatient. Thanks for your input.
  15. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

  16. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    One could combine both disciplines and pursue the MPH in Public Health Informatics offered by UIC-Chicago. A certificate is also available.

    Very cool looking program if you ask me (which of course you did not). :)
  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    You're right. A very cool program. Thanks for the instuff.
  19. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    From the Great State of Alabama

    The University of Alabama offers an online MA Health Studies (Health Promotion). At $312/hr., this 30-hr. degree costs $9,360. They are accredited by the Southern Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  20. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    From the Great State of Alaska

    The University of Alaska Anchorage offers an online MPH Public Health Practice. At $474/hr., this 42-hr. program costs $19,908. They are accredited by the Northwest Association and the Council on Education for Public Health.

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