Developed for professionals and students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, the Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed for deeply motivated and intellectually curious individuals who seek the strategic skills necessary to advance the health and well-being of the public worldwide. The program includes applied practice and integrative learning experiences which lead to real-world impact.

The MPH program is part of a collaborative effort administered by the Mid-Atlantic Consortium of the Master of Public Health (MACMPH). The Consortium is a joint effort of Salus University and Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Admission procedures and policies include appropriate consideration of each individual applicant’s public health experience and/or the applicant’s ability to apply educational preparation from diverse fields such as health care, sociology, law, economics, urban planning, informatics, etc.

The MPH program is 42 credits in length. It offers both distance education and partial on-campus tracks. Students will have up to five years to complete the program. Also offered are Public Health Certificate programs in Health Policy and Humanitarian Health Care that are 15 credits in length. The following is a sample course of study.


Required Foundational Courses (21 credits)

1.     Health Policy/Health Care Policy and Finance

2.     Epidemiology 1 and 2

3.     Biostatistics 1 and 2

4.     Environmental Health

5.     Social Behavioral Approaches to Health Care


Required Concentration Courses (9 credits – students choose from courses below as advised)

1.     Program Implementation and Evaluation

2.     Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

3.     Role Development and Leadership

4.     Health Care Systems Organization and Management

5.     Strategic Planning in Health Care

6.     Introduction to Bioethics

7.     Health Literacy

8.     Refugee and Humanitarian Health Care

9.     Global Health and Leadership

10.  Value-Based Health Care


Required Applied Practice Experience (3 credits)

Required Integrative Learning Experience (6 credits)


Elective Courses (3 credits – Choose one course)

1.     Public Health Issues in Aging

2.     Public Health Informatics

3.     Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care

4.     Health and Human Rights

5.     Innovation and Technology