Master of Science – Public Health

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Program Summary

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  • Public Health care workers investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes and work towards a means for prevention and control. They work within many different divisions of the health care field, they can work within the public sector (municipalities: usually at health departments for state and local governments), hospitals for data statistics, governmental (federal government by agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the insurance industries for health data statistics. Some do fieldwork to conduct interviews and collect samples for analyses.
  • Program Features:
    • Live online virtual lectures you can attend with classmates.
    • Support of a live faculty member.
    • All lectures are recorded for you to review later.
    • Traditional classroom feel with the safety and flexibility of online.

Employment Options

Careers:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

Industries:

  • Hospitals
  • Health systems
  • Laboratories
  • Doctor’s offices/clinics
  • Colleges and universities
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Program Spotlight

What Classes Will I Take?

  • Clinical Effectiveness Health Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics for Epidemiology
  • Environmental and Occupation Health
  • Health and Social Behavior

What Are Typical Class Hours?

  • Online Asynchronous and Live Online Lectures.
Program Description & Outline
What Classes Will I Take?

Clinical Effectiveness Health Policy
Epidemiology
Biostatistics for Epidemiology
Environmental and Occupation Health
Health and Social Behavior

Outline
  • CREDITS – 550 CONTACT HOURS – 63 WEEKS

 

Public Health care workers investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes and work towards a means for prevention and control. They work within many different divisions of the health care field, they can work within the public sector (municipalities: usually at health departments for state and local governments), hospitals for data statistics, governmental (federal government by agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the insurance industries for health data statistics. Some do fieldwork to conduct interviews and collect samples for analyses.

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Public Health program, graduates will:

  • Discuss current trends that effect the society through programs, interventions and outcomes that relate to public health
  • Apply public health concepts, principles and methodologies obtained through formal course work to actual problems experienced in the community or work
  • Apply ethical standards and professional values as they relate to the practice of Public
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the public health sector within sub-divisions of biostatistics, epidemiology, health systems and public
  • Describe promoting community awareness in population health and population health crisis
  • Identify and describe the interrelationships between a multitude of factors that can impact on a public health problem
  • Discuss scientific, medical, environmental, cultural, social, behavioral, economic, political and ethical factors related to Public Health
  • Understand the intellectual and practical skills for understanding health information and data
  • Learn methods of discovering and investigating related evidence
  • Learn methods of calculation of evidence through data system tracking
  • Understand ethics and social justice as related to an individual rights and preferences within the greater public good
  • Understand communication of health information to a wide range of audiences using all types of media and data
  • Understand community preparedness with consideration regarding health emergencies and public disasters
Program Concentration – 36 Credits – 540 Contact hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
MPH 500 Introduction to Public Health Organizations, Management and Policy 3.04500
MPH 502 Clinical Effectiveness 3.0 4500
MPH 504 Health Policy3.04500
MPH 505 Health Systems Delivery3.04500
MPH 512 Clinical Effectiveness 3.04500
MPH 540 Health Management 3.04500
HCA 660 Healthcare Administration Capstone3.04500
MPH 604 Health and Social Behavior 3.04500
MPH 610 Epidemiology3.04500
MPH 620 Environmental and Occupation Health 3.04500
MPH 625 Biostatistics for Epidemiology3.04500
MPH 630 Statistical Methods Capstone 3.04500
Total3354000
Tuition & Fees

Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A new career can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.

Tuition
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  • Program length: 60 weeks.
Paying For School
  • More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid(1) to help cover the cost of their education(2). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
  • We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.

(1) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(2) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.

Admissions Process

We want to be sure your career goals are in line with your selected program of study. Our admission process will help you understand our programs and the career expectations in the field.

Five Simple Steps:

  1. Visit the campus. See what Brookline and the program is all about.
  2. Complete a Visitor Information Form.
  3. Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
  4. Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
  5. Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.

Once all requirements have been completed, the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, and Campus Director reviews the application for approval. Applicants are notified of their acceptance promptly.

What Do Public Health Professionals Do?

Public health administrators and service personnel play a major role in the management, leadership and decision-making processes that take place in the public and nonprofit sectors.  Administrators use leadership, critical thinking and project management skills together to impact the communities and organizations they serve. With a Master of Science in Public Health, you can be on your way to a rewarding career in a diverse number of fields.

Graduates of this program must have the knowledge and skills needed for planning, implementing and evaluating programs in the public and nonprofit sectors. As students learn to think critically and analytically about public health policy, they will better understand the dynamics in their own communities and learn how to be more effective citizens and public officials.

Accreditation

Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.

  • Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Brookline College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information, visit: http://nc-sara.org/
  • Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic accreditation, also known as specialized or professional accreditation, is designed for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a university or institution that has already received accreditation.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Master’s degree program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.  202-887-06791.

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Nursing Accreditation Disclosures

The BSN pre-licensure program is fully approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing, nmbon.sks.com.

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