Public Health, MPH with specialization in Epidemiology

Develop competence in public health and epidemiology.

About this Online Program

The purpose of public health is to protect the health and improve the quality of life for all people. Public health is both a field of inquiry and an arena for action. It engages people from many different disciplines who work together to uncover the root causes of complex health problems and develop practical and cost-effective solutions.

The Epidemiology-focused courses will prepare students to confront the nation’s and the world’s most pressing urban health, global health, and public health issues by combining biostatistics, and a public health foundation, with practical experience to help graduates make a difference in communities locally and globally.

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Prepares graduate students to assume the roles of public health official, healthcare manager, epidemiologist and researcher in the area of public health and healthcare.

The MS, Public Health with specialization in Epidemiology Program is designed to prepare student to:

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    Possess the knowledge and skills needed to identify and manage public health challenges, reduce global health disparities, and promote health care as a fundamental right of all human beings;
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    Serve as leaders in disease prevention and health promotion for the local, national, and global communities;
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    Analytical skills

    Analyze and apply the best available research evidence to identify and manage public health challenges.
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    Create strategies which mitigate population health disparities in the delivery of health care and promote health locally, nationally, and globally.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Compare the organization, structure and function of the health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings.
  • Examine the special legal and political considerations that apply to the provision of health services, including managing human resources, their health professions, patient rights and end-of-life issues.
  • Identify current environmental legislation and resulting health policies regarding environmental issues and community health problems.
  • Recognize emerging disease trends and the influence of epidemics on both the local and global population.
  • Explain the impact of environmental factors, biological and genetic factors, behavioral and psychological factors on population health.
  • Examine the patterns and distribution of morbidity and mortality among US-based health populations (racial, ethnic, gender, and socio-economic status groups).
  • Apply the major clinical epidemiologic study designs to propose primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in population health.


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Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

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At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

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You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

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