Master Of Public Health

Fight Diseases and Save Lives with Liberty’s Master’s in Public Health

Are you interested in leading the fight against sickness and disease? Perhaps your dream job is at a public health organization, but you aren’t looking to become a doctor or a nurse. If that sounds like you, Liberty’s Master of Public Health may be for you.

We offer a master’s degree in public health to prepare students like you to change the world. At Liberty, we Train Champions for Christ — principled leaders in disease prevention, servants to underserved communities, experts in molecular biology, and Christ-centered public health professionals who are pioneers in their field.

Choose a school of public health that has your success in mind. Choose Liberty University.

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Why Pursue a Master’s in Public Health at Liberty?

As an MPH student, you are able to choose a specialization for additional training in an area of your choice. Liberty’s public health master’s program offers specializations in epidemiology, global health, health promotion, and nutrition. 

If you have a passion for helping people change their dietary habits, the nutrition area of study can help. The global health specialization can help you engage people from different cultures. Should you have a passion for teaching health and human wellness, the health promotion specialization may be for you. If you want to study and master infectious diseases, our epidemiology specialization is an excellent choice.

Whatever you dream of doing with your degree, we want to help you each step of the way. Choose Liberty’s Master of Public Health graduate program, and turn your dream of becoming a public health leader into a reality.

  • Liberty University has one of the largest accredited MPH programs in the U.S.
  • Our Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation means that this degree can help you pursue jobs in local government, federal government, and the military.
  • We offer classes with extensive hands-on fieldwork led directly by faculty.
  • Receive personal attention as you develop your professionalism and mathematical competency.
  • Gain a broad perspective of the health field with coursework from a variety of health-related disciplines.
  • Complete a 120-hour practicum at the end of your program, so you can practice learned skills and interact with health professionals.
  • Utilize departmental tablets loaded with analytical tools for research and residential coursework.
  • Access classrooms and distant education rooms equipped with camera/video capture technology, models, and testing materials.
  • Pursue research opportunities of all kinds, including our ongoing real-world projects among the underserved of Lynchburg, with Hope of Life in Guatemala, and among the Mixteco in Richmond.

You are standing before a door of opportunity that can lead to a successful public health career. Partner with us and open the door. It’s time to improve the health of populations around the world and be a part of something bigger at Liberty.


What Will You Learn in Our MPH Degree?

Develop the skills you’ll need for a successful career in public health! Our MPH degree focuses on the foundational concepts of administration, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, research methods in the field, and social and behavioral theories in public health. Overall, this program can help you develop strong research and critical thinking skills that you can take with you into any health setting.

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By choosing a specialization, you’ll focus your studies on an area that most interests you and fits your career goals. Our specializations include epidemiology, global health, health promotion, and nutrition.

Check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

HLTH 501Biostatistics

HLTH 503 – Principles of Epidemiology

HLTH 505 – Principles of Environmental Health

HLTH 507 – Public Health Administration

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Highlights of Our Master of Public Health Degree

  • Join our LU Public Health Student Association to receive career and professional growth opportunities.
  • You could potentially earn certification in various areas of public health. For example, this degree could help you become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
  • Explore over 20 teaching and research laboratories.
  • Our faculty are experienced in academia, industry, and government, holding doctoral degrees from leading institutions nationwide.
  • Immerse yourself in engaging research projects, such as testing the impact of BMI on heart rate, implementing Biosand water filters in Rwanda, collecting data on stress and burnout in the health field, and more!

Public Health Master’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for MPH Degree Graduates

  • Chronic disease epidemiologist
  • Clinical drug trial researcher
  • Community health assessment coordinator
  • Disaster preparedness specialist
  • Environmental health officer
  • Food-borne outbreak investigator
  • Health educator
  • Health system analyst
  • Hospital epidemiologist
  • Immunization program manager
  • Infection control epidemiologist
  • International health worker
  • Missionary
  • Rabies/infectious disease control officer
  • Research epidemiologist
  • School nutrition and food services specialist

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Unofficial college transcripts with a completed Transcript Request Form
  • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)

  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.5 GPA for admission in good standing

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Global Health

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B.S. to MPH (4+1 Track)