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Online MBA in Public Health

Our specialized public health track helps you gain skills in core areas of business while learning about the foundations of public health.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Public Health Track

<p>Complete the MBA in Public Health degree program in as few as 12 months at the accelerated pace</p>

Complete the MBA in Public Health degree program in as few as 12 months at the accelerated pace

<p>100% online coursework, with mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning</p>

100% online coursework, with mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning

<p>Multiple starts throughout the year and accelerated and working professional program pacing options</p>

Multiple starts throughout the year and accelerated and working professional program pacing options

<p>Complementary courses in policies in public health and environmental and occupational health</p>

Complementary courses in policies in public health and environmental and occupational health

Why an MBA-Public Health Degree?

The public health industry plays an essential role in keeping our communities safe and healthy.

Our MBA-Public Health program lets you take classes in core areas of business — such as organizational behavior, business ethics, managerial accounting, and finance — while also taking complementary courses in public health. Learn about the foundations of public health as well as the leadership principles and policies that define the industry. 

Additionally, when you study online with WCU, you get access to LinkedIn Learning. Explore the courses offered and choose some to complete as part of your classwork.

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Additional Information About our Online MBA in Public Health Degree

Study on Your Schedule

Because we understand personal goals and life circumstances vary, we offer a range of timelines to complete our MBA in Public Health degree.

Accelerated Pace
(12 months)

This is a program for students eager to complete their MBA-Public Health degree with speed. Online study is designed with consideration to location and schedule, and to create flexibility for students excited to complete a degree and begin the next phase of their careers.

Working Professional Pace
(24 months)

Our syllabus is also tailored to consider more complicated schedules, so we designed a course of study to accommodate working students, parents, and caretakers.

THE MBA-PUBLIC HEALTH TRACK EXPERIENCE

We believe in end-to-end support. Throughout our specialized public health program, you will:

  • Build a solid background in managing a successful business
  • Learn about today’s public health needs
  • Complete courses in topics such as environmental and occupational health
  • Gain an understanding of how leadership principles and policies apply to public health
  • Build a strong foundation in a variety of business disciplines, including communications, accounting, operations management, and market analysis

MBA in Public Health Curriculum

Preview your course of study. The number of months your degree will take will vary depending on whether you choose the accelerated or working professional pace. We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

MBA Public Health Administration

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks. You can review and consider an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

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How Much Does The MBA - Public Health Track Cost?

We know school is a substantial commitment. At WCU, we want to equip you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your future.

Our goal is to give you a clear understanding of MBA - Public Health track tuition costs so you can be well-informed as you navigate the application and enrollment process. To assist you in your decision, we provide a breakdown below of the MBA - Public Health track costs at West Coast University.

We offer several MBA - Public Health track financial aid options – including scholarships, grants, and loan access – to help support you through your studies. We also offer reduced tuition rates for military personnel and their spouses.

For more information about your financial support options, visit our financial aid page.

Master of Business Administration - Public Health Track

Accelerated*

Degree Type Master of Science
Total Program Credits 36
Program Length (full time) 3 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Military Rate1
Core Courses (per credit x 36 credits) $775 $659
Total Tuition Cost $27,900 $23,724
STRF2 $72.50 $62.50
Technology Fee3 $1,500 $1,500
Estimate for Program Supply Fees4 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $29,450 $25,274
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $29,522.50 $25,336.50


Working Professional*

Degree Type Master of Science
Total Program Credits 36
Program Length (full time) 6 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Military Rate1
Core Courses (per credit x 36 credits) $775 $659
Total Tuition Cost $27,900 $23,724
STRF2 $77.50 $67.50
Technology Fee3 $3,000 $3,000
Estimate for Program Supply Fees4 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $30,950 $26,774
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $31,027.50 $26,841.50

* Upon enrollment, students select Accelerated or Working Professional, which will determine the pace at which students complete their degree. In most cases, students that select Accelerated will attempt two courses per term, and students that select Working Professional will attempt one course a term.

1 Rate provided to Active Duty, Active Duty Spouse, Reserve, Reserve Spouse, Veterans, Veteran Spouse, Department of Defense employees, dependents utilizing parent's veteran's education benefits, and Veterans Affairs employees.

2 Effective April 1, 2022, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate will be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges.

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

3 Technology Fee includes student technical support, Office 365, blended and online course delivery/learning management system, mobile app, student portal technology and access, and required electronic course materials/software.

4 Program supplies include WCU identification card and background check.

Support for Students Beyond Graduation

We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers, and our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance designed for our MBA-Public Health students and graduates.

Placement Opportunities

With competencies in both management and public health, graduates of the MBA-Public Health program will have the skills to take on a variety of leadership roles in healthcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers work in a range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government facilities
  • Outpatient care centers1

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.

FAQs
How does the program prepare me for today’s public health needs?

All our programs deliver a student-centric, evidence-based education that includes topics relevant to an evolving public health environment. As an MBA-Public Health student, you can expect in-depth learning in the intersection of business and healthcare. Our curricula also address telehealth, special populations, and upcoming trends in medicine.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the MBA program?

We can evaluate your previous coursework for credit. For graduate programs, WCU accepts up to a maximum of 9 credits.

WCU may accept credit for previous courses taken from other academic institutions as long as the course meets the requirements of the specific academic program for which it is being considered and a grade of B- (80%) or better was achieved for a graduate course as documented on official transcripts. Each program maintains its own transfer credit requirements.

How long does it take to complete the MBA program?

Our accelerated program pace allows you to earn your degree in as few as 12 months. The Working Professional pace lets you take fewer classes per semester, earning your degree in 24 months and providing flexibility when you need it. Your admissions advisor can help you determine which pace is right for you.

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Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

WCU Distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.