UE’s Master of Public Health Now Offered Fully Online
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018
The University of Evansville now offers its Master of Public Health (MPH) in a fully online format. It is one of the few MPH programs in Indiana to be offered fully online.
“Distance learning provides location and day-to-day flexibility in scheduling “class” for students who have work, family, and/or other responsibilities,” says Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, associate professor of public health and director of the program.
The master's degree requires 42 credit hours divided into three categories: public health core courses; health policy core courses; and a capstone course and internship.
"Given that public health is a multidisciplinary field, a wide array of majors could benefit from an MPH," says Patel-Dovlatabadi. "Further, those working in non-governmental organizations and the healthcare industry could benefit greatly by incorporating public health concepts and competencies into current practice."
Within UE’s School of Health Sciences, the health policy program aims to provide its students with a foundation of knowledge in public health and health policy, and to teach concepts, principles, and scientific skills necessary for health services policy development and evaluation. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of data and research as policy and management tools. Students are taught to anticipate future needs relative to expanding technology, changing patterns of community health, and emerging societal and programmatic needs.
Students may enroll on either a full-time or part-time basis, with a full-time student taking two years to complete the program. All courses are taught in an online format and are $525 per credit hour.