Master Of Public Health

Increase the Awareness of Life Changing Public Health Practices with a Master’s Degree from Liberty

Most people want to make a difference with their career, but don’t know how to get started. If your interests fall in the realm of community or global health, but you aren’t looking to become a doctor or nurse, a master’s degree in public health may be a great way for you to get on track to make a lasting impact on communities worldwide. Let us help!

At Liberty, we offer a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree to equip students like you to change the world. Whether you see yourself studying disease prevention, or you dream of traveling to underserved communities overseas, your career in public health will allow you to save countless lives. By studying proper sanitation and hygiene, lifestyle and nutrition habits, and disease prevention, you will be ready to teach communities how to thrive.

Within our MPH program, you can choose a specialization like epidemiology, global health, health promotion, or nutrition. If you have a passion for helping people change their dietary habits, a focus in nutrition is for you. If you want to engage people from all different cultures, a global health specialization would be best. Whatever you dream of doing with your degree, we want to be with you each step of the way. Partner with Liberty to see your dreams of making a difference realized.


Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Public Health (MPH)?

Get more out of your master’s degree with Liberty. Our Master of Science in Public Health offers various specializations so you can become an expert in your specific field of interest. At Liberty, your success is our success. We want to provide a master’s degree that prepares you to achieve your personal and career goals. Earn a degree that helps you stand out to future employers and champion the Christian faith across the world!

Here are some of the highlights of our Master of Public Health degree:

  • Classes centered on extensive hands-on fieldwork led directly by faculty.
  • Receive personal attention as you develop your professionalism and mathematical competency.
  • Gain a broader 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 professional skills and interact with health professionals.
  • Utilize departmental tablets loaded with analytic 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 projects centered on data analysis from 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 leads to a successful, impactful career in public health. We believe we hold the key you need to open it. Partner with our resources, faculty, and facilities to move from just being passionate about health to being a health professional. It’s time to improve the health of populations around the world. Be a part of something bigger with 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 will help you develop strong research methods, awareness, and critical thinking skills that you can take with you into any health setting.

By choosing a specialization, you’ll focus your studies on an area that most interests you and fits with 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 Eta Sigma Gamma chapter to receive career and professional growth opportunities.
  • Potential certification in various areas of public health, such as becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
  • Explore over 20 teaching and research laboratories, including our Health Promotion Lab.
  • Professional-level research equipment includes a gene sequencer, tissue culture facility, fluorescent microscope, LICOR imager, and more.
  • Our faculty are experienced in academia, industry, and government, holding doctoral degrees from leading institutions nationwide.
  • Immerse yourself in engaging research projects where you could study algae biofuels, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, DNA analysis, crayfish parasites, 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 graduation 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

Epidemiology 

Global Health

Health Promotion

Nutrition