Public Health

Benedictine University

Master Online
24 months
700 USD/credit
700 USD/credit
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Benedictine University's online Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), provides you with the necessary tools to lead organizations that deal with the important public health issues such as improving access to health care and controlling infectious disease. 


Benedictine's public health degree program helps you gain the skills you need through courses that focus on the most important emerging trends in health care such as the effects of genetics, personal choice and the environment on health. The program also provides an excellent educational background for those interested in pursuing further study at the doctoral level.

Coursework in the online Public Health program at Benedictine University will prepare you to help improve lives and protect the health of individuals through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles and research on disease and injury prevention.

Learning outcomes

The Benedictine online Master's in Public Health degree is designed to cover core areas in the field and provide a scientific and practical base for public health practice:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services management
  • Health policy
  • Environmental health
  • Behavioral and social aspects of public health
  • Biological aspects of public health

In addition to these core subjects, coursework may also cover fields such as urban planning, policy, advocacy, community organizing, social work and social sustainability.

Job titles of current students and graduates include:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physician/Specialist
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Lab Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist
Earn Your MPH Degree With or Without a Certificate or Just Earn a Certificate

Your online MPH is a generalist degree you may apply to a wide range of population-based health concerns. As a health care professional, you will be on the front lines of the fight to limit health disparities and support efforts to achieve health care equity, quality and accessibility. Add to your expertise with a certificate in one of the following areas:

  • Health Management and Policy
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Epidemiology

If you choose not to pursue a certificate in conjunction with your master's degree, you can opt to take 12 credit hours of electives among the certificate programs.

*Dual MPH/MBA program also available.

Why Choose the Online Master of Public Health Degree at Benedictine?
  • By earning your Master of Public Health online at Benedictine, you will receive all the benefits that Benedictine offers with its rich history spanning more than 125 years of academic excellence.
  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Join an established program that is the second largest of its kind in Illinois
  • Complete your coursework according to your own schedule with our fully online, interactive format
  • Earn the same respected degree as students in the traditional, on-campus MPH program
  • Get help from a full-time advisor when you need it
  • Student Satisfaction is our #1 priority. Our Spring 2014 survey of online MPH alumni shows that:
  • 88% of graduates say the online MPH program at Benedictine prepared them for their current career
  • 93% of graduates reported the MPH degree has helped them get a new job or promotion
  • 31% of graduates have taken advantage of the networking opportunity provided through Benedictine University
  • Accreditation

    Benedictine's online Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), provides you with the essential tools to lead organizations, agencies and companies that deal with the vital issue of public health, such as improving access to health care and controlling infectious disease.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Public Health Systems
    • Biostatistics
    • Epidemiology
    • Health Policy
    • Public Health Ethics
    • Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health
    • Environmental Health
    • Methods of Research in Public Health
    • Cultural Context of Health
    • Biological Aspects of Public Health
    • Management of Health Services Organizations
    • Community Health Analysis

    Key information


    • Part-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines




    66 alternative credits



    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • All documents submitted become property of Benedictine University and may not be returned. 
    • Students transferring an I-20 should read the I-20 Transfer Policy in the Benedictine University Academic Catalog. Please note important requirements regarding course enrollment dates, full-time enrollment and vacation term eligibility.
    • Students who are not able to obtain official academic documents due to extenuating circumstances such as conflict or natural disaster may be eligible for an Official Transcript Waiver. Please see the Benedictine University Academic Catalog for more information. 
    • International students studying on an F visa and are not enrolling in language training must demonstrate English Proficiency per the requirements of SEVP.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      700 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 700 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      700 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 700 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


    Benedictine University is proud to announce the Student Success Award, an honor that recognizes the hard work and commitment of adult learners. New students starting in select online degree programs are eligible for a tuition award from $4,000 to $10,000 for a limited time.

    The Student Success Award is designed to reward hard working students for their commitment to advanced learning. Offering the award near the end of the program emphasizes our goal of supporting each student along the journey from admission to graduation.

    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.

    Getting a Student Visa

    This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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