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Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida, has an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree that is offered through its College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Nova Southeastern University MPH degree program has been designed to prepare students for a general career in public health, and ensure they will be able to define, assess critically, and ultimately resolve the public health problems they come across. The course emphasizes the skills and knowledge required to promote health, prevent disease, and also develop and evaluate programs that will be of benefit to the community. It focuses on the enhancement of clinical practice and teaches how to conduct relevant research and provide much-needed community service.
Required core courses count for 27 credit hours and include seven courses. These are biostatistics; epidemiology; environmental and occupational health; a health, policy, planning and management course; and another that covers legal and ethical issues in public health. There are also courses that cover research methods in public health and another that deals with social and behavioral sciences applied to health. The other required course is a public health field experience with a comprehensive exam. In addition there are numerous elective courses from which to choose, plus a number of elective projects. At least 15 credit hours are required from the electives chosen.
The online MPH program utilizes Nova Southeastern University’s exciting state-of-the-art distance learning technology that is completely web-based. It gives students the opportunity to maintain their existing public health-based careers and family commitments while they tackle a master’s degree either full- or part-time.
Even though it has been designed as a fully distance-learning course, the Nova Southeastern University MPH degree program does require students to participate in an orientation weekend as well as an exit seminar at the end of the program. The MPH, which may also be completed on-campus, must be completed with five years of the student matriculating. If tackled full-time it can be completed within two years.
|Avg # of Acceptances||49%|
|GRE Information||GRE Required: No
GRE Additional Considerations: Evidence of having taken one of the following standardized tests: GRE, PCAT, OAT, AHPAT, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT, if the applicant does not hold a health-related graduate or professional degree.
|Tuition||Tuition is $585 per semester hour. A Health Professions Division general access fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU student service fee of $1050 is also required annually.|
|Program Options||Full-Time, Part-Time|
|Disclaimer||Even though it has been designed as a fully distance-learning course, the MPH does require students to participate in an orientation weekend as well as an exit seminar at the end of the program. The MPH, which may also be completed on-campus, must be completed with five years of the student matriculating. If tackled full-time it can be completed within two years.|
|Admission Deadlines||Fall 2017: August 1, 2017;
Winter 2018: December 15, 2017
|Available Tracks||General Masters In Public Health|
|Field Education Requirements||6 credit hours|
|Number of Credits Required||42 credit hours|
|Disclaimers and Notes||Full or Part-time options, however it must be completed within 5 years. Online courses have both synchronus and asynchronus components. A spanish language version of online courses is available.|
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