Master of Public Health (MPH)
The MPH program prepares students to serve as evidence-based practitioners and leaders in the dynamic and collaborative field of public health.
The curriculum is based on the core competencies of public health: Biostatistics & Epidemiology; Environmental Health Sciences; Health Policy & Management; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Communication & Leadership; Program Planning; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
About the Program
Public health can be defined as the art and science of preventing disease and promoting quality of life by working with communities, private and public organizations, and society at large. Unlike a clinical model of health care, public health focuses on protecting the health of populations, identifying root causes and societal influences on health, and engaging stakeholders to promote greater wellbeing and vitality of all who are potentially impacted.
The Stockton Master of Public Health (MPH) program will provide students with the foundational skills, education, research experience and service in public health settings including state and county health departments, non-profit agencies, hospital population health departments/offices, wellness centers, and academic institutions.
The MPH program will seek accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the nationally recognized body that establishes the rigorous standards and oversight for public health programs and schools at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Our vision is healthy people, thriving where they live, work, learn, play and worship. Graduates of our comprehensive, evidence-based program will serve people and communities and improve lives at the local, regional, national and global levels.
The mission of the Master of Public Health Program at Stockton University is to promote the health of individuals and communities at the local, regional, national and global level with an emphasis on health equity and social justice. We develop public health practitioners and leaders who collaborate with, advocate for, and empower the communities they serve.
The Master of Public Health Program is comprised of 46-credits. Students may enroll full-time or part-time status. Each course is 3 credit hours unless otherwise specified.
- Intro to Public Health
- Epidemiology (Prerequisites: Biostatistics)
- Community Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation
- Community Health Education and Promotion (Prerequisite: Community Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation)
- Environmental and Occupational
- Health Economics of Healthcare Delivery
- Public Health Systems & Policy
- Leadership in Public Health Practice
- Research in Public Health Practice
- Health Disparities & Health Equity
- Global Health
- Methodology in Practice/Current Issues
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Applied Practice Experience (Project 200 hrs)
- Integrative Learning Experience (1 Credit)
Courses are delivered in an online/hybrid format.
Students are required to complete an Applied Practice Experience ("internship"), including typically 200 contact hours with their internship supervisor. Students will be eligible to enroll in the Applied Practice Experience after they have completed at least 21 credits within the MPH program. The Applied Practice Experience provides real world application of current issues and practices in public health and can take place in settings including:
- Community-based organizations
- Health care agencies
- Academic settings
- Non-profit organizations
- Governmental and non-governmental agencies
Fall 2023: Rolling admission (Priority Deadline: July 1)
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Successfully completed at least one undergraduate course in Biology AND one undergraduate course in Statistics and received a grade of B or higher.
- Click here to start your application. If you are a recent Stockton graduate, check to see if you qualify for the Direct Entry Option.
- Application fee: $50 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application
- Graduate application essay
- Three current letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton) mailed, emailed or dropped off directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions
Frequently Asked Questions
The delivery of course instruction will take place in an online hybrid format.
Two years if taken at the pace that is set forth in the curriculum worksheet.
Transfer credits will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Reviews take place about a week after the deadline. Decisions will be mailed about 4-6 weeks after the deadline.