Master of Public Health

Program Description

The MPH is a professional and academic degree designed especially for clinicians and non-clinicians. The program emphasizes the use of scientific and biblical evidence in health programming. The MPH is offered with the following three emphases: Health Ministry, Health Promotion, and Nutrition.

Possible Careers

Graduates in public health may find employment in the following:

  1. Health and Social Services; Employment by Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), industry (product promotion, computerized screening programs),  hospitals (patient health education, preventive services), churches (church-based health department or local church-based programs).
  2. Relief and Development Activities: Government and Non-Government Organizations (Adventist Development and Relief Agency–ADRA, World Vision).
  3. Research: Schools, hospitals, industry, government.
  4. Teaching: Universities, schools, industry, NGOs.
  5. Law and Policy Enforcement: Government agencies.
  6. Advocacy (e.g., smoking reduction policies): Government, churches, advocacy groups.
  7. Health Care Provider (preventive care): Self-employment as a consultant in cooperation with other health professionals in a group setting.
  8. Publishing: Publishing house (e.g., Editor of a health magazine like Life and Health).
  9. Administration: In universities, hospitals, churches (e.g., health department of the Adventist Church).
  10. Social and Religious Services: Church health services as part of a spectrum of programs (e.g., pastor evangelist in the Adventist Church), chaplaincy at health settings, and health education in schools.

Professional Competencies

  1. Addresses ecological determinants of health.
  2. Involves multi-sectors in health programs.
  3. Develops appropriate community-based health improvement programs.
  4. Addresses health issues throughout the life cycle.
  5. Works together with the community in assessing, planning, developing, and
    evaluating health interventions.
  6. Applies theories and models in lifestyle improvement/health behavior change
    interventions.
  7. Prepares the community for environmental emergencies, and employs effective
    disaster management strategies.
  8. Conducts health research.
  9. Communicates effectively one-on-one and with the community, using appropriate
    health communications methods.
  10. Wholistically integrates scientific knowledge and the Bible.

Meet Our MPH Students

Clinicians and non-clinicians are welcomed to out program. How can our MPH be a fit for you?

Curriculum

Program Structure

Credits

Public Health Core

27

Emphasis in:

Health Ministry

12

Health Promotion

13

Nutrition

13

Culminating Phase

6

TOTAL

45-46

Public Health Core

Credits

Complete the following nine courses:


CHMN 630 Health Ministries

3

PHFN 600 Health Promotion Theory and Practice

3

PHFN 605 Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs

3

PHFN 610 Principles of Environmental Health and Disaster Management

4

PHFN 615 Principles of Epidemiology

3

PHFN 620 Biostatistics

3

PHFN 625 Maternal-Child Health and Family Planning

3

RESM 520 Academic Writing

2

RESM 610 Research Methods

3

Emphasis in Health Ministry

12

Complete the following three courses:


CHMN 612 Pastoral Care and Counseling

3

LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics

3

PHHM 655 Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction Programs

3

Complete one of the following courses:


CHPH 617 Principles of Christian Ethics

3

MSSN 540 World Religions

3

PHHM 684 Issues in Science and Religion

3

Emphasis in Health Promotion

13

Complete the following five courses:


PHHP 640 Public Health Nutrition

3

PHHP 645 School and Adolescent Health

3

PHHP 655 Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction Programs

3

PHHP 660 Current Global Health Issues

3

LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics

1

Emphasis in Nutrition

13

Complete the following five courses:


PHNU 600 Nutritional Status Assessment

3

PHNU 610 Advanced Nutrition I: Carbohydrates and Lipids

3

PHNU 611 Advanced Nutrition II: Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals

3

PHNU 640 Public Health Nutrition

3

LEAD 610 Biblical Foundations of Leadership and Ethics

1

Culminating Phase

6

Complete one of the following options:


Non-Thesis Option


PH___ Elective class beginning with a PH prefix

3

PHHM/PHHP/PHNU 691 Field Learning Internship

3

Comprehensive Examination

*

Thesis Option


PHHM/PHHP/PHNU 698 Thesis

6

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Financial Information for MPH

$8,230

Tuition, required fees, books. Not including prerequisites.

Family $ 8,770

This includes housing, utility, food & miscellaneous, refundable deposit. For a couple with 2 children in a 2-bedroom unit.

Individual $ 3,500

This includes housing, utility, food & miscellaneous, refundable deposit.