Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health

MPH - Master of Public Health Online

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Distance education is offered through the Orange County, CA campus. Texas residents' distance education is offered through the Dallas, TX campus.

Master of Public Health Online Program

Preparing for new opportunities—the West Coast University online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program has been developed to help graduates address the ways health and wellness advocacy, policy and action can have a huge impact on an ever-changing world. From disease prevention to environmental concerns, WCU helps prepare online graduates to have the skills and confidence to have a real impact where they're needed most—and build careers making a difference.

If it's making news—well-trained public health professionals can help. From Zika to HIV—safe drinking water to waste management—nearly every issue that matters most has a public health component. An online MPH degree prepares you to follow your passion, and help where it matters most.

The Role of a Public Health Professional

We are only as healthy as the world around us. Public health professionals help assure every aspect of a healthy environment—from available resources to education that modifies behavior, and beyond. You'll inform, educate, and empower people to address and prevent health issues. Here's what leadership looks like in action:

Public Health Master’s program career options include, but are not limited to the following locations:


West Coast University is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The accreditation review will address the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. Council on Education for Public Health is located at 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910,

West Coast University’s application for CEPH accreditation of the MPH program was accepted on September 17th, 2018. While future accreditation is not guaranteed, if accreditation is granted, the date of initial accreditation will be either the date on which our application was accepted by the Council (September 17th, 2018) or the date on which the most recent extension of the applicant status was granted, if applicable, whichever occurs later. The Council assigns the date of initial accreditation during the Council meeting at which the accreditation decision is made. Entry into the process and acceptance of an application are not a guarantee of initial accreditation.

WCU's Online Master's in Public Health Program Advantages

We've structured our program to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals with all coursework done online via our interactive online classroom.

Online Environment

At WCU, you are not alone. You should have the support and guidance that will help you achieve your professional goals. Our online classes are energizing, engaging and enriched with video content, simulations, adaptive quizzing and on-the-go resources— to help you stay connected wherever you are. WCU's Master of Public Health online program is simple to navigate and easy to use while we support you with clear and continuous access to your instructors, peers, student services and our 24/7 technical support.

Internship Opportunities

Hands-on experience is an important part of building leadership skills. That's why West Coast University assists online MPH students in finding a variety of internship opportunities—leveraging our relationships with the Red Cross, local organizations, and International internship partners to help place you in a rewarding and intellectually challenging environment.


The online Master of Public Health (MPH) program curriculum at West Coast University is designed to help you gain an advanced perspective on issues, processes, and resources to prepare you for a variety of leadership roles. This general online public health program gives students the opportunity to test core areas of public health—and helps prepare graduates for entry-level (Tier I) and supervisory level (Tier II) roles in public health. Management courses are built into the curriculum. Courses focus on health promotion, environmental health, epidemiologic research methods, health leadership, and health policy, culminating in a capstone project intended to integrate essential concepts, attitudes, and behaviors.

Support Beyond Graduation

West Coast University supports its online Master of Public Health students beyond the last day of class.  We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers.

Through our Career Service Department, we provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online Master of Public Health students and graduates.  We partner with industry professionals and enhance the prospects for securing employment and obtaining professional success.

WCU’s online MPH degree program is offered through the WCU Orange County, California campus and may not be available to residents in all states.

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