Public Health, Master | Part time online | Samford University | United States
24 months
924 USD/credit 19404 USD/year
924 USD/credit 19404 USD/year
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If you are called to a life of service in public health, Samford University's online Master of Public Health will prepare you to become a leader capable of addressing current global health problems.


The multidisciplinary approach will help you apply the latest scientific knowledge to build solutions to some of the greatest threats to human health.

Personalize your Master of Public Health from Samford University by pursuing one of three concentrations, designed to align your education with your career goals and aspiration.

Community Public Health

A concentration in community public health will support your experience in gaining a foundational understanding of public health and how it impacts communities and populations here at home and around the world. The courses associated with this concentration focus on social determinants and their impact on the collective well-being of community members, like socioeconomic status, medical and education resources, physical environments and social context.

Public Health Management

The demand for public health professionals is growing exponentially, so naturally, the need for individuals who can lead and manage these public health entities is at an all-time high. By adding a concentration in public health management, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage people, data and programs designed to champion health, wellness and prevention in a variety of specialties.

Public Health Nutrition

A concentration in public health nutrition applies the principles of these individuals fields (nutrition and public health) to design programs, systems, policies and environments that aim to improve or maintain the optimal health of populations and targeted groups. While the study of clinical nutrition focuses on the impact of food within the body, public health nutrition studies the influential factors of nutrition outside the body.


Graduates go on to work in a variety of settings including state and local health departments, non-profits, hospitals, government agencies and other health-related organizations. They serve in roles like a wellness coordinator, project manager, data analyst and more. Many also work in global health. The discipline is very broad, and we customize the degree to help you get where you want to go.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Foundations
  • Biostatistics for Public Health Professionals
  • Planning & Management of Public Health Programs
  • Leadership for Health Professionals
  • Public Health Capstone
  • Cultural Dimensions of Health

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
144 (quantitative)
4 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from a college or university that holds institutional accreditation (degree in any field)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • If the applicant’s cumulative GPA is below a 3.0, scores from a GRE taken in the last five years may be submitted for possible conditional admission.
  • GRE minimum scores: Verbal, 153; Quantitative, 144; Analytical, 4.0
  • Submit three letters of reference through the application system. The three required references should be from 1) current or previous professor, 2) work supervisor and 3) professional colleague.
  • American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (Computer) or 80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
  • If accepted, a nonrefundable fee of $500 is required to secure admission into the program. The fee is applied to the first semester’s tuition.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 924 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 924 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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