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Benedictine University – Online Master of Public Health Degree Program

Program Overview

According to Benedictine University:

Benedictine’s online Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree program provides you with the essential skills to lead organizations that focus on improving access to health care and controlling infectious disease. The online MPH degree program provides a comprehensive foundation of courses combined with electives that delve into specific issues affecting global health today. You will be able to apply the theories and ideas you learn during your required internship.

At a Glance


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Benedictine University’s MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive

The Public Health master’s degree requires students to complete 240 hours in a particular area of public health to fulfill the internship requirement, which can be completed in a facility or setting convenient to your location.


Students also have the opportunity to enhance their public health skillset by earning an optional certificate(s) in conjunction with the MPH degree:

  • Health Management and Policy Certificate: This certificate is designed for health care professionals who seek to participate in and influence policy development. Professionals in this field need the skills and knowledge to assess the adequacy of current practices and recommend appropriate changes based on societal needs, relevant laws and regulations, and cost effectiveness.
  • Emergency Preparedness Certificate: This certificate equips you with the essential skills, including risk management, crisis management and disaster management, necessary to prepare for and prevent disasters, assess risk, communicate with organizations and populations, make decisions and take action according to established models and practices, and aid in the recovery process.
  • Health Education and Promotion Certificate: This program is designed to train you to participate in or lead health promotion activities, initiatives and programs for communities, private companies, schools and other settings. Examples of topics can include smoking cessation, nutrition and obesity, prenatal care, exercise, depression and mental health, and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Epidemiology Certificate: This certificateequips students to apply biostatistical and research methods to uncover the patterns, causes and effects of disease, and ultimately help solve public health issues.



Time to complete                 

2 years (full time)

Admission requirements

According to Benedictine University, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Public Health program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis.                     
  • Online application.
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee.
  • Official, sealed copies of transcripts from any and all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references.
  • Resume detailing applicant’s professional work experience.
  • Letter of intent.
  • Students transferring from a Benedictine University campus program would need to complete an interview with a program manager, be in good academic standing, complete the required admissions transfer forms and speak with their campus academic advisor.