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Public Health

Sacred Heart University

24 months
1030 USD/credit 24720 USD/year
1030 USD/credit 24720 USD/year
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Through hands-on opportunities and an impressive student/faculty ratio, students of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Sacred Heart University receive close mentorship and guidance, and graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to change lives and impact health on a broad scale.


Why Earn Your Master of Public Health (MPH) at Sacred Heart University?

Sacred Heart’s Master of Public Health program will prepare you to protect and improve the health of individuals and entire communities. With this degree, you’ll be qualified for a wide variety of careers in public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics.

The program’s curriculum emphasizes community health grounded in a philosophy of social justice, providing students with the opportunity to work with community partners to enhance the health of the local community. 

In the Master of Public Health program, you will also:

  • Learn from faculty with strong backgrounds in public health, who have close ties to local, state, and national public health organizations, leaders, and agencies
  • Have the chance to participate in collaborative projects between SHU and local organizations including Green Village Initiative, the town of Bridgeport’s “Know Your Numbers” campaign, and the on-campus Vape Awareness campaign
  • Approach public health through the lens of social justice, which calls for improving the health of the population while ensuring fair treatment of the disadvantaged
  • Critically examine how biological, behavioral, social, and environmental factors influence health
  • Learn to create and evaluate programs and policies designed to improve the health of individuals and communities
  • Study topics in epidemiology, biostatistics, social ecological determinants of health, health promotion, public health administration, research methods, health systems, and health policy
  • Develop a deeper understanding of public health theories, public health program planning and evaluation, community health development, and grant writing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Profession and Science of Public Health
  • Research Methods
  • Biostatistics 
  • Social Ecological Determinants of Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of March 1.


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • Maintenance of an 3.0 undergraduate, cumulative GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • One to two page essay stating why you are pursuing a career in public health, and what you hope to do with an MPH degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1030 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1030 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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