The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program with a concentration in Community and Public Health Practice teaches students to address public health issues in local and global settings using evidence-based strategies and working in collaboration with community partners.

The MPH Community and Public Health Practice program is an interprofessional degree that includes coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, community and behavioral health, environmental health, and public health policy and management.

Program Information 

  • Offered each year in the fall semester
  • One evening per week, alternating in-class and online, year-round for two years
  • 250 hours of fieldwork alongside nonprofit/public health community partners
  • Open to students with a baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited institution
  • 45 credits to completion of program 

Admission Requirements

Community and Public Health Practice will appeal to you if you'd like to deepen your knowledge and skills in public health assessment and research. You'll also learn best practices for monitoring and evaluation, intervention design, and the implementation of community-driven, culturally sensitive programming to promote social justice and improve health and well-being.

Social Justice Scholarship

The Social Justice Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of outstanding MPH program applicants committed to public health as social justice and the ethical goal of protecting the health of the public. This one-time award will be applied towards the student’s first-year tuition. All MPH applicants to the Orange County Campus are considered during the admission decision process.

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