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Master of Public Health Online

Public health professionals bring expertise and accountability to many areas of healthcare. WCU offers an MPH degree that helps prepares future leaders in this area.

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Online MPH Program Highlights

<p>Earn your online masters in public health in as few as 16 months (accelerated program pace)</p>

Earn your online masters in public health in as few as 16 months (accelerated program pace)

<p>100% online study including mobile-friendly content and simulation</p>

100% online study including mobile-friendly content and simulation

<p>Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation</p>

Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation

<p>Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify</p>

Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

Why an MPH Degree?

Trained public health administrators are essential to maintaining health, from individuals to entire communities. In the public health field, professionals work to enable efficient and active care, and to develop and sustain healthcare infrastructure and communication. Because public health officials are so essential, public health professionals have a wide range of options in terms of where and how they contribute to the healthcare ecosystem.

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Additional Information About our Online MPH Degree

Study on Your Schedule

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

Accelerated Pace (16 Months)

The accelerated MPH program is for students eager to complete their online MPH 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 (28 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.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Curriculum

Preview your course of study. Time to completion 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:

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks, and typically lasts about six trimesters on the accelerated schedule. You can access an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

Academic Calendar

How Much Does The MPH - Master of Public Health Program 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 MPH - Master of Public Health 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 MPH - Master of Public Health program costs at West Coast University.

We offer several MPH - Master of Public Health 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 Public Health

Accelerated*

Degree Type Master of Science
Total Program Credits 42
Program Length (full time) 4 trimesters

 

Non-Military Rate Military Rate1
Tuition Cost (per credit) $575.00 $489.00
Total Tuition Cost $24,150.00 $20,538.00
STRF2 $65 $57.50
Technology Fee3 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Estimate for Program Supply Fees4 $50.00 $50.00
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $26,200.00 $22,588.00
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $26,265.00 $22,645.50


Working Professional*

Degree Type Master of Science
Total Program Credits 42
Program Length (full time) 7 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Military Rate1
Tuition Cost (per credit) $575.00 $489.00
Total Tuition Cost $24,150.00 $20,538.00
STRF2 $70 $60
Technology Fee3 $3,500.00 $3,500.00
Estimate for Program Supply Fees4 $50.00 $50.00
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $27,700.00 $24,088.00
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $27,770.00 $24,148.00

* 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.

Career Services & Placement

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online MPH students and graduates.

Public health administrators can work in a variety of roles and settings, depending on their particular interests and specialties. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health education specialists, community health workers, and health services managers can work in:

  • Government facilities
  • Individual and family services
  • Hospitals (state, local, and private)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Offices of physicians
  • Nursing and residential care facilities1, 2

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

FAQs
Will my previous coursework transfer into the program?

WCU considers credit transfers for the MPH program. You can work directly with your advisor to see which credits may be applied to your new degree and to get more information on the transfer credit process.

Will I be able to complete my degree or certificate if I am working?

All our online programs have been designed to give you the flexibility you need to earn your degree. While due dates and assignments help keep you on track, you will be able to watch lectures and complete coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. You choose whether to study in the mornings, evenings, or weekends.

Can I get an MPH online?

WCU's MPH program allows you to earn your Master's Degree in Public Health 100% online.

How long does it take to get an MPH degree?

There are two available program paces for WCU's MPH online program. Our Accelerated MPH program pace allows you to earn your MPH degree in as little as 16 months. The flexible Working Professional MPH program can be completed in as little as 28 months.

What can you do with an MPH degree?

MPH program graduates can work in a variety of positions and settings depending on their specialties. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, common workplaces for public health administrators include (but are not limited to) outpatient care centers, physican offices, hopsitals, and government facilities.

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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers,

at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (visited November 14, 2021).

2 Bureau 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 (visited November 24, 2021).