Online Master of Public Health Program
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- Duration 2-4 Years
- Cost per Credit $411
- Credit Hours 41
- Experienced, passionate faculty
- Small classes that allow for one-on-one mentoring
- Comprehensive curriculum aligned with the Association of Schools of Public Health
- A diverse array of elective courses that foster your public health interests and career goals
- Preparation for CPH and CHES certification
- Become part of the supportive Spring Hill College community of leaders and learners
Why Pursue a Future in Public Health
The Spring Hill College online public health program prepares students to pursue careers founded on altruism focused on improving the health of others at both local and global levels. Students of this program graduate equipped with the skills and expertise needed to address today’s critical public health issues.
Employing public health principles is essential in protecting and promoting health on the individual, community, and societal levels. The online MPH program at Spring Hill College prepares students to positively impact their communities and society by providing essential public health education, preparing students to address real-world health issues, and strengthening the U.S. public health infrastructure.
Meet the Need for Public Health Professionals
Public health is one of the nation’s fastest-growing fields. However, it is also critically lacking all over the country—an issue that has increased as a significant concern in recent years. There is a constant, unanswered demand for talented, trained public health professionals in a broad range of areas in the U.S. Just a snapshot of examples include the expectation that the field of epidemiology will grow by 26% by 2031, and there are about 16,100 openings for health education specialists and community health workers each year on average .1, 2
Our online program will prepare you with the skills and expertise necessary to fulfill these and other critical public health needs and become a leader who is well-equipped to work for positive change.Explore Careers
Learn Valuable, Life-Changing Skills
Learn the principles and foundations of public health, its real-world applications, the critical need for public health professionals in the workforce, and the skills and expertise to become a leader in this field. The MPH program also features an ASPH-aligned curriculum and hands-on experience through an internship/practicum.
Spring Hill College’s online MPH program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
- Ethics in Public Health
- Health Communications
- Foundations in Epidemiology
- Gender Communication
MPH Admissions Details
Transfer Up to 9 Credits
No GRE/GMAT Required
Apply now to earn your Master of Public Health degree from Spring Hill College. Our flexible, fully online program will give you the education and experience you need, regardless of your schedule. Here’s what you’ll need to apply:
|A completed online application|
|A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university|
|GPA of at least 3.0|
|Official transcripts from every college-level institution attended|
|Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references, a resume/curriculum vitae, and statement of purpose and objectives|
An Affordable MPH Program
$16,851 Total Tuition
$411 Per Credit Hour
Spring Hill College’s online Master of Public Health program offers a cost-effective way to get ahead of the competition. Our support staff will work with you through financial aid, scholarships, loans and U.S. military benefits to ensure you receive an affordable education.Learn More
What You’ll Learn
Throughout this program, you’ll learn to be a responsible, knowledgeable leader in the field of public health. The practical skills you’ll gain will enable you to help educate communities about vital health information and effectively communicate complex ideas, assisting individuals in making informed, educated decisions about their health. You will learn how to appropriately structure health messaging for various health issues to meet the needs of specific populations and ultimately lead to better health outcomes.
You will also learn how to partner with other organizations to achieve strategic goals and approach various health issues in an interdisciplinary way. In addition to completing courses in public health, you will study ethics, statistical methods, health behaviors, health policy, research methods, health communication, and more.
After completing the program, you will be able to:
- Educate current and future leaders in public health practice and policy by emphasizing critical thinking in an interdisciplinary environment.
- Engage in collaborations and partnerships to identify critical health issues, develop strategies to address these issues and disseminate effective, evidence-based public health practices.
- Stay abreast of current public health research, evidence-based guidelines, and evolving strategies.
- Use targeted, needs-based approaches to address health issues in a variety of settings and populations, and adapt these accordingly.
Dr. Casey Daniel, PhD, MPH
Dr. Casey Daniel is Director of the Masters of Public Health Program and an associate professor at Spring Hill College. Dr. Daniel completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, followed by a postdoctoral Cancer Prevention Fellowship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Daniel has a robust research program. Her work focuses on behavioral epidemiology, cancer prevention, health communication, behavioral intervention design, implementation, and evaluation, mixed methods research, health policy, and reducing health disparities, particularly in rural areas. She is particularly interested in increasing HPV vaccination to prevent HPV-related cancers, reducing general vaccine hesitancy, and examining the effects of COVID-19 and “Long COVID.” She has conducted several studies focused on increasing vaccination uptake and reducing barriers to vaccination, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Dr. Daniel has published over 40 scientific papers in respected, peer-reviewed journals, and presented her work at the conferences of numerous professional organizations including the American Public Health Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Daniel is the current Board Chair of the HPV vaccination non-profit organization, VAX 2 STOP CANCER, whose mission is to prevent cancer by expanding the use of the HPV vaccine through HPV vaccine through education and public awareness and increasing HPV-associated cancer research. Additionally, Dr. Daniel is the Immediate Past Chair of the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and Lead of the Data Work Group for the Alabama Adolescent and Adult Vaccination Task Force. Dr. Daniel was also selected as a member of the Health Equity PRO/Community Engagement Task Force for the National Institutes of Health national RECOVER (Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery) Initiative to study the long-term effects of COVID.
Guidance from Expert Faculty
Our faculty are experts in their respective fields and dedicated to the success of our students. Through the course of your online learning, they’ll be there to give you support, answer your questions, provide mentorship, and impart valuable guidance to put you ahead of the competition as you embark upon your professional career.
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Online Study at Spring Hill College
When you enroll in Spring Hill College’s online Master of Public Health program, you join a supportive environment committed to your success. Online learning at Spring Hill offers:
- An asynchronous format. Listen to lectures, read texts, and complete coursework on your time.
- Full-time and part-time flexibility.
- An experienced and caring faculty.
- A collaborative and diverse learning experience with numerous interactive learning tools and resources for online learners.
Answers To Common Questions
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You can earn the online Master of Public Health degree in as few as two years. Total duration depends on the number of transfer credits accepted and whether you choose to study full- or part-time.
You’ll complete 14 courses to earn the Master of Public Health degree. You can learn more about coursework for the Master of Public Health at Spring Hill College here.
Casey Daniel, PhD, MPH
Dr. Casey Daniel is Director of the Masters of Public Health Program and an associate professor at Spring Hill College. Dr. Daniel completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, followed by a postdoctoral Cancer Prevention Fellowship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition to teaching, Dr. Daniel has a robust research program. Her work focuses on behavioral epidemiology, cancer prevention, health communication, behavioral intervention design, implementation, and evaluation, mixed methods research, health policy, and reducing health disparities, particularly in rural areas.
Jamie Franco-Zamudio earned her Bachelor’s from The Ohio State University and her Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She was a Professor at Spring Hill College for twelve years and is currently an Associate Professor at the JFK School of Psychology at National University. She is dedicated to teaching for social justice, developing course content intended to nurture students’ sense of responsibility and encourage advocacy.
Michael Ferry is a professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Spring Hill College. He completed his PhD in philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and worked during that time as a research associate in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ferry worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County before joining the faculty at Spring Hill College.
Deborah Fox, MHS, PhD
Dr Deborah Fox is Director of Health Sciences, Chair of Pre-Professional Advising Committee, and an associate professor at Spring Hill College. Dr Fox completed her master’s degree in health sciences at Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center in New Orleans. She completed her doctorate at Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr Fox’s research focused on the immune response to retroviruses (including HIV) and vaccine development. She has background in infectious disease and prior to graduate school, she worked in a public health hospital microbiology laboratory as a board certified clinical laboratory scientist (ASCP, American Society of Clinical Pathologist).
John R. Bassler, MS
John R. Bassler is a Statistician in the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Mr. Bassler has completed his BS in Mathematics, BS in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, MS in Biostatistics, at West Virginia University (WVU); and is currently completing his doctoral degree in Biostatistics at UAB. In his short academic career, Mr. Bassler has published 14 scientific papers in respected, peer-reviewed journals; as well as, served in research positions at the Alabama Department of Public Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and numerous clinical trials. Mr. Bassler’s teaching experience span across each stop at WVU and UAB, both undergraduate and graduate courses.