Master Online

Public Health

Saint Ambrose University

18 months
680 USD/credit 19493 USD/year
680 USD/credit 19493 USD/year
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Public health works to protect the health of entire populations, ranging from local neighborhoods to entire countries and regions of the world. Public Health professionals at Saint Ambrose University work in multidisciplinary teams to identify root causes of health problems and to develop solutions to improve access to health care and reduce inequities.


Key facts:

At the Public Health degree offered by Saint Ambrose University you will take courses covering the broad spectrum of public health which includes quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; quality, management, and outcomes in health systems; health policy, law, and ethics; and translational and community-engagement strategies.

Students will meet regularly with their advisor on a jointly agreed-to schedule. The full-time option will require students to take classes during the first 18 months – inclusive of approximately 200 hours of applied practice experience throughout the country – under the supervision of public health and other specialists in selected practice areas.

The curriculum will be comprised of asynchronous, online classes that cover subjects such as:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Qualitative Research
  • Behavioral/Social/Environmental Health
  • Ethics and Health Equity
  • Health Systems
  • Policy
  • Evidence-Based Practice/Application

In addition, students will complete elective courses, internships, and a capstone project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Public Health Concepts and Practice
  • Health Promotion and Communication 
  • Applied Practicum Experience (APE) and Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) Planning
  • Epidemiology 
  • Behavioral, Social, Environmental Health
  • Biostatistics, Quantitative Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To become an SAU Fighting Bee you need a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school.
  • St. Ambrose University has a test-optional* admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service. Send your test score(s) to St. Ambrose by using these codes, ACT: 1352, SAT: 6617. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19493 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 680 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    19493 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 680 USD per credit during 18 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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