Master of Public Health (MPH)

Learn more about APU’s Master of Public Health program.


Core Courses
GSPH 613Graduate Statistics3
GSPH 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy3
GSPH 560Strategic Leadership in Healthcare3
GSPH 510Social Determinants of Health3
GSPH 525Epidemiology3
GSPH 535Environmental Health3
GSPH 540International Health [Proposed]3
GSPH 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care [Proposed]3
GSPH 526Public Health Biology3
GSPH 508CResearch and Theory in Health Care3
GSPH 595Culminating Experience [Proposed]3
Choose one of the following:1-3
Comprehensive Exam
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Thesis [Proposed]
and Research Proposal Writing [Proposed]
Specialization (Choose One)9
Biostatistics and Epidemiology Track
Advanced Biostatistics and Epidemiology [Proposed]
Bioinformatics [Proposed]
Infectious Disease Epidemiology [Proposed]
International Health Track
Health, Culture, and Diversity [Proposed]
Global Health Systems [Proposed]
Cultural Competency in Health Care [Proposed]
Social and Behavioral Science Track
Public Health Communication
Theories of Health Behavior
Cultural Competency in Health Care [Proposed]
Health Policy and Administration Track
Health Care Finance [Proposed]
High Performance People Management
Managing Human Capital
Health Promotion and Education Track
Public Health Communication
Population Health Management [Proposed]
Health, Culture, and Diversity [Proposed]
Environmental Health Track
Infectious Diseases and Public Health [Proposed]
Occupational Health and Safety
Principles and Practices of Toxicology
Disaster Health and Emergency Preparedness Track
Public Health Across the Disaster Cycle
Politics and Policies in Disaster Health and Emergency Preparedness
Disaster Health and Emergency Management Principles and Practices
Total Units43-45

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Articulate a Christian worldview, demonstrating respect for the dignity and uniqueness of others, valuing diversity and integrity, and applying spiritual concepts.
  2. Engage in evidence-based methods to understand and address public health issues, using critical reasoning, scholarly inquiry, knowledge of peer-reviewed scientific literature, bioinformatics, and data analysis.
  3. Design population-based policies and programs that promote health, prevent disease, and address social equity issues.
  4. Apply principles of leadership to promote interprofessional collaboration and decision-making among diverse stakeholders.
  5. Utilize systems-level thinking and communication in response to public health issues - analyzing and synthesizing policies and programs that address efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and health equity.