2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Health (MPH)

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“I have referred and will continue to refer students to Walden. The curriculum is competitive and Walden employs compassionate faculty and staff who have a genuine interest in helping students achieve.” 


Krystal Kirkland

Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduate

and Ph.D. in Public Health Student



Walden’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed to provide public health practitioners with the specialized skills and core competencies required to improve health and prevent disease among individuals, communities, and populations. Students gain a solid foundation in core public health disciplines, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, public health administration, and social and behavioral sciences. Students learn to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs and initiatives with a special focus on reducing disparities in health and serving underserved populations or communities. Students also receive additional instruction in widely used analytical tools, explore current issues in public health financing, and hone their leadership and communication skills.

Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden redesigned the MPH curriculum to incorporate case studies on the latest public health issues, improve the student’s field and classroom experience, and reflect professional guidelines set forth by leading public health organizations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize culturally appropriate communication skills to convey prevention and intervention strategies used to improve health outcomes among diverse local and global populations.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how research methods, biostatistical data and software, and the epidemiological approach impact the study of patterns of disease, disability, and injury.
  3. Evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors that affect the health of local and global communities.
  4. Evaluate the major social, behavioral, and cultural factors that affect the health of local and global populations.
  5. Appropriately access, interpret, and evaluate public health data that are available through the use of information technology.
  6. Analyze essential services, systems, public policies, and associated challenges that impact the health of local and global communities.
  7. Demonstrate skills needed for sound leadership and decision making in public health, including applications of ethics and professionalism.
  8. Apply health management and systems thinking to public health agencies, programs, policies, and issues.
  9. Apply the principles of program design, implementation, and evaluation to improve the health of local and global populations.
  10. Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethically responsible public health research and practice.

Degree Requirements

  • 64 total quarter credit hours
  • Foundation course (5 cr.)
  • Core courses (51 cr.)
  • Practicum (8 cr.)
  • ePortfolio



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