The Master of Public Health (MPH) introduces students to the ways in which inequities impact the health and well-being of our communities and challenges them to strive for solutions that create a more equitable society. The University of La Verne’s MPH program prepares graduates with the skills and knowledge to find work in public health and community well-being organizations so they can address the structural and policy inequities to improve the overall health of our communities.
About our MPH Program
Our Master of Public Health focuses on the social and political determinants of health, health disparities and inequities in health and well-being outcomes at the individual, system, community, and global level. Through the program, students will learn about epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods, public health policy, and how environmental factors impact public health, among other topics. Students that do not have previous experience working in the US public health sector will be required to complete fieldwork or an internship in public health as part of their degree.
Students in the program may choose to pursue a general public health degree or follow a specialized concentration in epidemiology. This concentration focuses on social epidemiology and the critical role epidemiologists play in public health through their research, analysis, and program development in community settings. The epidemiology concentration requires a separate admissions process. Please contact the program director for more information.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Our program is affordably priced so that attaining a high-quality master’s degree is achievable. The University of La Verne has partnerships with dozens of governmental agencies and organizations that can reduce the cost of the degree by $100 per unit. The Office of Financial Aid can also coordinate loans to help cover out-of-pocket costs.
Students will finish the program having learned about epidemiology, leadership, health advocacy, and social and political determinants of health. These crucial skills will prepare graduates for employment opportunities in public health and community well-being organizations. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment outlook for public health professionals is expected to grow steadily through the next decade.
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