This program is offered in an interactive online format (see School of Distance Education Definitions). The interactive online degree does NOT require any on-campus time.
Offered at a 50% tuition discount, this program will prepare health professionals for service in the community and church by building knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the health of human populations and promote a healthy lifestyle through personal and community efforts.
The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is to prepare highly competent public health professionals to prevent disease and restore health in local, national and global communities. This mission is accomplished through excellence in graduate teaching, and through public health research to develop or implement evidence-based lifestyle solutions to improve health while addressing public health problems from a wholistic perspective. We offer a distinctive program with a concentration in Nutrition & Wellness providing a unique emphasis in vegetarian nutrition.
In addition to the Graduate Academic Requirements for graduate degrees the following departmental requirements should be noted:
|PBHL 500||Introduction to Public Health||2|
|PBHL 521||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|PBHL 525||Principles of Environmental Health||3|
|PBHL 531||Principles of Health Behavior||3|
|PBHL 535||Principles of Health Administration||3|
|FDNT 565||Current Issues in Nutrition and Wellness||3|
|FDNT 520||Vegetarian Nutrition and Disease Prevention||3|
|FTES 510||Fitness and Health Promotion||2|
|PBHL 540||Grant Writing||2|
|PBHL 545||Program Planning and Evaluation||3|
|PBHL 646||Integration of Spirituality in Healthcare||2|
|FDNT 560||Health Research Methods||3|
|FDNT 680||Research Seminar||1|
|PBHL 698||Capstone Research Project||(1 + 3)|
A capstone research project
Written comprehensive exam
An exit interview with the department chairman at the conclusion of the program.
To be eligible for admission to the MPH program, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). A limited number of students whose background and experience show potential for success but whose GPAs are less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis. A candidate who has a bachelor degree but without the prerequisites below may also be admitted on a provisional basis.
To be eligible for admission to the MPH program, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
A limited number of students whose background and experience show potential for success but whose GPAs are less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis.
Official transcripts: From institutions where all post-secondary coursework was taken.
Recommendations: Three recommendations are required from professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. The candidate is asked to provide names and email addresses on the online application, and then recommenders will receive an email with a direct link to the form.
Resume or professional history: Information about a candidate’s employment, research, or special projects.
Statement of Purpose: A 500-word essay, including a statement regarding the purpose for the degree, future goals, unique qualities that can contribute to the program and desire to be a part of and be committed to a Christian atmosphere and education.
Depending on the condition of the provisional admission, the student may need to complete all or one of the following courses with a minimum grade of C before being allowed to register for the following MPH courses: FDNT 520 Current Issues in Nutrition and FDNT 565 Vegetarian Nutrition and Disease Prevention. The courses below can be taken concurrently while in the MPH program.
• Biology or Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology.
• Two courses in nutrition. (One introductory nutrition course similar to FDNT 230 Nutrition or equivalent and one intermediate level nutrition course similar to FDNT 310 Nutrition in the Life Cycle or equivalent).
It's one thing to be entertained, and quite another to be engaged, enriched, and inspired. This is what distinguishes Andrews University from other colleges; it's a place where Spiritual Life consists of much more than just pew warming.
Here at Andrews, you'll find a challenge. A challenge to be spiritually engaged, not just spiritually entertained. A challenge to not only be spiritually fed but to feed others. A challenge to truly encounter the Creator.
|FIRST YEAR||SECOND YEAR||THIRD YEAR|
|Fall Semester: 5 Credits||Fall Semester: 6 Credits||Fall Semester: 6 Credits|
|PBHL 500 Introduction to Public Health (2 credits)||FDNT 520 Vegetarian Nutrition & Disease Prevention (3 credits)||PBHL 540 Grant Writing (2 credits)|
|PBHL 525 Principles of Environmental Health (3 credits)||PBHL 511 Biostatistics (3 credits)||PBHL 580 Field Practicum (2 credits)|
|PBHL 698 Capstone Research Project (2 credits)|
|Spring Semester: 6 Credits||Spring Semester: 6 Credits||Spring Semester: 2 Credits|
|PBHL 531 Principles of Health Behavior (3 credits)||FDNT 565 Current Issues in Nutrition & Wellness (3 credits)||FDNT 670 Comprehensive Exams (0 credits)|
|PBHL 535 Health Administration (3 credits)||PBHL 545 Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)||PBHL 698 Capstone Research Project (2 credits)|
|Summer Semester: 6 Credits||Summer Semester: 5 Credits|
|FDNT 560 Health Research Methods (3 credits)||FTES 510 Fitness and Health Promotion (2 credits)|
|PBHL 521 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)||FDNT 680 Research Seminar (1 credit)|
|PBHL 646 Integration of Spirituality in Health Care (2 credits)|
Cost Per Credit: $552.00 for Academic Year 2018-2019
The information on these web pages is for information purposes only. While every attempt has been made to provide accurate information, the Andrews University Bulletin is the final and authoritative guide on regulations such as admission, general, core, major, and cognate requirements. Click the button below.
For More Information Please Contact:
|Dr. Dixon Anjejo||Director of Masters of Public Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org or 269.471.3386|
|Korissa Mattson||Health Professions Enrollment Coordinatoremail@example.com or 269.471.6318|
|Dr. Sherine Brown-Fraser||Chair, Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellnessfirstname.lastname@example.org|