Program Overview

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a Master of Public Health Program for those who are interested in enhancing their careers in health care field. The program is also offered to those who have already earned their bachelor's degree. Preventing disease transmission, promoting health and wellness in communities, and improving health outcomes are all areas of importance for those interested in this program.

The program operates by educating professionals about the main services the public health system offers. The program also helps professionals meet core competencies given by the Association of School of Public Health. Students have the option of completing the MPH program either part-time or full-time depending on their schedules.

Most applicants for the Master of Public Health Program include, but are not limited to: technical writers, physicians, nutritionists, paramedics, biologists, social workers, epidemiologists, dental hygienists, and lawyers.

There is one mandatory, on-campus preparatory seminar that is required for all students in the program to take prior to classes. However, the program itself is offered online. Once professionals have completed the program they will gain the skills necessary in their future career fields. These skills include defining the ten essential services of public health and utilizing them in community health. They will be able to demonstrate knowledge in all five-core disciplines of public health. Finally, students will be able to develop strategies for health issues and translate the information provided in the virtual classroom to their public health practice.

A few career opportunities for graduates include working in state, local and federal settings in public and private health sectors. Other careers areas include health departments, university systems, non-profit organizations, and even pharmaceutical companies. The MPH program is designed to for professional looking for careers in many public health areas.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Students must complete all application requirements and a recommendation forms.

    School Overview

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a four-year private school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The College was founded by pharmacists in 1823, which makes it the oldest institution of higher education in the entire city of Boston and the second-oldest college of pharmacy in the United States. The online campus provides online courses that students can take from home and have a course experience that is similar to on-campus instruction. Online courses utilized discussion boards, voice/video enabled sessions, and email access.

    MCPHS is one of the few private, freestanding colleges in the United States specializing in the education of health professionals. The school offers certificates of completion, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. 


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