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Master of Public Health (MPH)

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Enroll in Trinity’s Master of Public Health. Make an impact on tomorrow’s public health issues!

Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions now offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program.  Trinity’s Master of Public Health degree is an excellent next step for students from a wide range of disciplines, and especially those whose undergraduate majors are in Health Services, Psychology, Human Relations, Community Education, Business, Sociology, Communication, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Nursing and other similar fields.  The MPH might also be an excellent second master’s for professionals already credentialed in Education, Healthcare or other human services professions.  No GRE is required, but applicants should have a minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA and recommendations from major professors or professionals familiar with the applicant’s work and skill sets.  The application also requires an essay that gives the applicant an opportunity to state reasons for wanting to earn the MPH degree.  The MPH degree plan is a 42-credit hour program conducive to working professionals. Courses are held evenings and weekends and combines face-to-face and online learning components. Students can enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.

Public health impacts every person in our society by addressing healthy living and housing, behavioral choices, food access, healthcare availability, exercise venues, and environmental exposures. Trinity’s MPH offers unique tracks in Global Health Leadership, Public Health Crisis Communication, and Community Health.  Work environments include local, state, and national government institutions and non-profit organizations. Earn your MPH degree at Trinity – a master’s program designed to educate the future trailblazers and leaders on local and global health initiatives!

MSA/MPH Dual Degree Program

The MSA/MPH dual degree program offers an interdisciplinary, and cost efficient, approach to students earning two advanced degrees. The dual degree option allows students to complete one degree prior to completing the other. The MPH program may accept up to 12 credits from the MSA program.

Master of Public Health graduates will:

  • Effectively communicate community needs, program actions, and strategic plans in times of health crises
  • Create processes for standardizing data to improve health
  • Develop and implement culturally sensitive strategies and programs to improve health in communities
  • Critically analyze needs to lead organizational change in alignment with health priorities
  • Apply evidence to address health disparities
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to impact health care systems
  • Implement strategies or programs that impact behavioral change

The Trinity Advantage

  • Affordable: Trinity’s tuition for the MPH is one of the lowest in the region
  • Alternate weekly format: Online courses with Friday and Saturday face-to-face sessions 8 times a semester.
  • Attend full-time or part-time
  • 42-Credit Hours (14 courses)
    • Core Curriculum (24 credits/8 courses)
    • Concentration Courses (12 credits/4 courses) and Interdisciplinary Electives (6 credits/2 courses)

MPH Curriculum

Core Curriculum (24 credits)

ADMN 613: Ethics for Leaders
ADMN 647: Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
HADV 621: Health Advocacy: Access and Navigation
HADV 631: Health Advocacy and Behavior Change
SNHP 530: Quantitative Research and Biostatistics
SNHP 630: Qualitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics
SNHP 691: Field Experience- Practicum (200-400 hours)
SNHP 699: Public Health Capstone

Public Health Tracks

Community Health (18 Credits)
HADV 601: Health Disparities and Social Inequity
HADV 603: Cultural Competence in Health Advocacy
ADMN 641: Public and Community Health
SNHP 535: Health Policy Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Global Health Leadership (18 Credits)
ADMN 603: Excellence in Leadership: Theory and Practice
ADMN 607: Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
ADMN 615: Comparative Global Management Practices
SNHP 535: Health Policy Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Public Health Crisis Communication (18 Credits- select 4)
SCPR 530: Olivia Pope in the Real World: Rep & Crisis
SCPR 532: Social Responsibility in Public Relations
SCPR 540: Journalism and Public Relations Writing
SCPR 560: Digital Analytics
SCPR 622: Digital and Visual Storytelling

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Featured Courses

ADMN 613 Ethics for Leaders HADV 601 Health Disparity and Social Inequality HADV 631 Health Advocacy and Behavior Change HADV 621 Health Advocacy: Access and Navigation SCPR 532 Social Responsibility in Public Relations

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Career Paths

Public Health Analyst
Public Health Preparedness Planner
Community Health Specialist
Health Communications Specialist

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