Program Overview

Lenoir-Rhyne University offers the Master of Public Health for students and professionals in government, healthcare and related fields and industries whose responsibilities include working with or as part of the government to apply health programs and health initiatives. These individuals may also work to administer and create health policy in order to improve the general status of health care in the country. Students will develop their fundamental knowledge of public health, disease control, and control of chronic disease and the core competencies necessary to work as an administrator of agencies and programs that require specialized knowledge of business, management, healthcare, law and legislation, and other fields related to public health.

Students will take part in a curriculum which will develop their understanding of health care, health services, and public health responsibilities. Those classes include principles of communication in public health, essentials of public health through a case study approach, social, behavioral, and cultural factors in public health, public health biology, biostatistics, health policy and management, environmental health, epidemiology, health informatics, program design, and planning, and evaluation, among others.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated advanced education in public health and the necessary professional qualifications for management and advanced roles in public health services. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of how research methods, biostatistical data and software, and the epidemiological approach impact the study of patterns of disease, disability, and injury, and to evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors that affect the health of local and global communities.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    1. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended.
    2. An official copy of GRE or MAT test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies).
    3. If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation [PDF].
    4. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a degree in Language Development and Learning.
    5. Resume or vitae.

    School Overview

    Lenoir-Rhyne University is a four-year, private, liberal arts academy that is located in Hickory, North Carolina. The school was founded in 1891 by four Lutheran pastors. Lenoir-Rhyne University is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

    Lenoir-Rhyne University offers bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. The school offers more than 60 different majors in a wide variety of career fields, and many master's degree programs are offered completely online.

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