Regis College

School of Health Sciences

Master of Public Health

Address:

235 Wellesley Street

Weston, MA 02493

United States

Phone:

1-877-348-8149

Fax:

1-866-287-9024

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Health

Format: Online

Program Description:

Today’s public health professionals face far-reaching problems — including the opioid crisis, annual flu epidemics, community safety, health care policies, and more. Regis College’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) can prepare you to meet these and other emerging challenges on a local, state, or national level.

The MPH online is offered through the Regis College School of Health Sciences. The program is designed for working professionals, with a bachelor’s degree, who want to help improve public health.

*Convenient, flexible program
*3 start times a year
*Apply with no GRE
*Complete in as few as 7 semesters
*2 concentrations: Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management

Epidemiology
Epidemiology is focused on investigation and exploration, offering you the opportunity to create public health studies for specific diseases, analyze key data points, and report on your findings. It can include the study of infectious or chronic diseases and other public health issues such as disabilities and social and environmental concerns.

Epidemiology career options:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, epidemiologists earn a median salary of $70,820 with 9% growth expected from 2016 to 2026. Additionally, there are a variety of careers under the epidemiology umbrella.

Here are a few examples:

  • Academic research epidemiologist
  • Infection control epidemiologist
  • Clinical trial research epidemiologist
  • Field epidemiologist
  • Epidemiology investigator
  • Molecular epidemiologist

Courses specific to the Epidemiology concentration: 

  • Observational and Interventional Study Design
  • Data Management & Data Analysis
  • Advanced Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

By specializing your online MPH in Epidemiology, you can acquire the skills and knowledge to identify and respond to emerging public health issues. You can also learn to collaborate with a variety of public health and clinical health practitioners to conduct research and analysis that results in structured, data-based solutions to community health events.

Health Policy and Management
The study of health policy and management will introduce you to differing perspectives on the delivery of care to various populations. It includes analysis of health care ethics and economics, as well as the development and implementation of policies and programs in light of current and emerging needs.

Health Policy and Management career options:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care administrators can earn a median salary of $96,540, with 20% growth predicted from 2016 to 2026. Graduates of our program can pursue a career in a variety of public health areas, such as policy analysis, hospital administration, health care research, or health care lobbying.

Specific job titles include:

  • Health care administrator
  • Medical and health service manager
  • Chronic disease management coordinator
  • Corporate medical director
  • Health communications specialist

Courses specific to the Health Policy and Management concentration:

  • Policy Analysis
  • Health Policy and Management and Perspectives
  • Health Ethics
  • Economics of Health Care
  • Contemporary Issues, Special Populations, and Policies
  • State Health Policy and Management
  • Policy and Program Implementation

When you specialize your online MPH in Health Policy and Management, you’re preparing to impact public health from an administrative position. Our program can provide the advanced competencies necessary to analyze, promote, and manage vital health care policies and procedures in private, public, and governmental health agencies.

Accreditation:

Regis is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 42

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Large Suburb

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