Make a Difference in the Lives of Others Master of Public Health

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You can make a difference in the world with a public health degree. Our fully online Master of Public Health program allows you to follow your passion and shape healthcare policy and programs in ways to help communities prosper. Our MPH focuses on the skills you’ll need to identify and analyze public health issues, develop evidence-based solutions, and apply and adapt those solutions via practice.

Our curriculum is grounded in core public health principles with a focus on social justice, person-centered care and interdisciplinary collaboration emphasized throughout each course. , so you can explore your specific passion, whether it is rural health care, community health education or environmental health. Our knowledgeable faculty have real-world experience and they that will guide you in small classes designed with your success in mind. And, because our program is fully online you can study on a flexible schedule and balance your coursework with your life.

The online Master of Public Health program prepares you to launch, or advance, your career in public health management,leadership, administration, program planning, evaluation, research, and many other health and social service settings.

Career Outcomes

  • Health and/or Social Services Administrator

    You’ve worked in an office or clinical setting, but now you’re ready to take the next step. As a healthcare administrator, you’ll plan, direct and coordinate medical policy and services. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects this field to grow by 20 percent through 2026, much faster than the national average.

  • Public Health Educator

    Make a difference in your community. As a public health educator, you’ll work with community leaders to help teach and promote positive behaviors and wellness. You’ll develop and implement strategies to execute these tasks, with the overall goal of improving the lives of your neighbors.

  • Program Manager/Director

    Showcase your leadership skills. A public health director is responsible for the overall management of public health care programs and organizations. As a director you will be in charge of organizing, planning, directing, and managing multiple programs or individual ones and also have a direct impact on the way that the community or population's overall well-being is improved. It's a leadership role, and one that is primarily done on a countywide or even statewide level.

  • Epidemiologist

    Are you interested in trends and statistics within the field of health? Then a career as an epidemiologist may be ideal for you. Epidemiologists investigate patterns and causes of disease and injuries in humans. Through their research, epidemiologists strive to reduce the risk of diseases and injuries to promote a healthier society.

Why St. Ambrose?

  • Flexible and Personalized.

    Our online MPH is designed to fit your needs as a working professional. We offer classes in an asynchronous format, meaning you can attend classes on your own schedule, in balance with your daily responsibilities.

  • Experienced Faculty.

    All of our full-time MPH faculty possess significant real-world experience as well as a PhD or Doctor of Public Health (DPH), so you can learn relevant, applicable skills from practiced professionals.

  • Depth of Knowledge.

    Our courses will give you an in-depth understanding of all areas of Public Health, providing you with a well-rounded understanding of public health systems.

  • Save Time and Money.

    St. Ambrose University is affordable, offering highly competitive tuition and financial assistance to students who pursue online degrees.


St. Ambrose University is accredited by and a member of the Higher Learning Commission. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is the accrediting body for programs and schools of public health. The St. Ambrose Master of Public Health Program (MPH) is an applicant for CEPH accreditation,

American College of Healthcare Executives

The online Master of Public Health program is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a professional society for healthcare leaders.

About St. Ambrose

Recognized as an institution with distinction throughout the Midwest, St. Ambrose University is a comprehensive university committed to academic excellence, social justice and service. With an emphasis on communication skills, intellectual inquiry, student-faculty engagement and professional preparation, St. Ambrose readies students for success and to become active contributors in creating a just society.

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