Master of Public Health / Rural Public Health Practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Program Details

The online Master of Public Health in Rural Public Health Practice provides students with in-depth training in the public health issues that are present in populations living and working in rural areas, whether nationally or internationally.  Courses teach students how to respond to public health issues in rural settings by utilizing basic statistical skills to reason effectively about problems associated with populations of low density and widespread geographic dispersion and to define and distinguish between urban, rural, and frontier areas through demographic, social, and economic characteristics as these impact healthcare delivery systems and provision of public health service.  Students also learn to use global insight in responding to local health issues to gather, integrate, and analyze rural and global public health evidence; to demonstrate sensitivity and respect for different beliefs, values, traditions, and experiences stemming from social circumstances in global and rural settings; and to bring together diverse and global ideas to increase understanding of local rural issues and practices.


  • Transcripts
  • Must possess the minimum of a U.S. baccalaureate degree equivalent to be considered for admission
  • Current CV or Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement or letter of interest

Special Accreditation

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission