The mission of the Master of Public Health Degree Program is to enhance the health of the public through educational and leadership development of the public health work force, and through academic-community partnerships dedicated to both community-based research and service that will enhance human health. The Master of Public Health degree is designed to provide a professionally focused understanding of public health issues in America and abroad, to include the science, psychology, and sociology associated with public health issues. Students will study public health law, policy, and administration associate with the effective and efficient administration of public health. They will learn the health system, its management, finances, and structure. Students in the program are typically interested in some aspect of the health system, concerned of the public health situation in the United States and/or abroad, or are generally interested scholars who seek as public-minded degree. Inclusion of the concentration cores will create uniquely skilled public health professionals who could provide service to the public health community in these vital areas.
The American Public University System is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association; and nationally, by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.
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A variety of student loan programs are available to students, including federal and private loans. (FAFSA code 038193) American Public University also offers Military Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill