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Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health

Wingate’s Master of Public Health Program (MPH) prepares you to excel as a public health professional and leader in the field, so that you can make a difference in your community and beyond. Coursework is designed with a focus on flexibility. Our online format includes a mix of self-directed and live classes with self-driven modules. Through an applied practice and integrated learning experience, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field. You’ll learn firsthand how to apply the knowledge of public health principles gleaned from your first-year coursework. You’ll also have opportunities to interact with experienced faculty and community partners.

Distinguished faculty from a variety of disciplines and industries means that you get personalized attention and market specific expertise.

Don't think you have time for your MPH degree? Wingate's program is completely online and offers flexible coursework and scheduling.

MBA coursework is integrated into the Public Health program to ensure students are prepared to tackle both the human and business aspects of public health.

The MPH program is 42 credit-hours offered fully online, with a focus on health education and promotion. You'll be able to complete the degree in as little as two years. Applied and integrative learning experiences are a key part of the curriculum. You’ll engage with Wingate University community partners including health departments, public schools, non-profit organizations, healthcare institutions and more. Inter-professional experiences will help prepare you to work in settings and sectors such as child welfare, education, healthcare and law enforcement. You will also be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam upon successful graduation.


The vision of Wingate University’s Department of Public Health is to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all.


Our mission is to cultivate skilled and ethical public health professionals committed to achieving health equity and improving health outcomes for ALL populations.

Program Goals

To provide high-quality student-centered education that increases public health knowledge and skills to address population health outcomes and achieve health equity
To provide experiential learning that engages students in public health advocacy, leadership and partnerships to achieve health and well-being of all populations
To contribute to advancing public health knowledge and best practices through student and faculty scholarship


  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Student-Centered
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Integrity & Ethical Practice
  • Innovation & Academic Excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Empathy

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Recipients of the Graduate Advantage Scholarship, valued at up to $10,000, will be able to apply it to one of Wingate’s master’s or doctoral programs as soon as they complete their undergrad requirements at Wingate and are admitted to a graduate program.

Public Health Club

Wingate's Public Health Club is a student organization consisting of various BSPH and MPH students. The clubs main goals are to to unite students' passion about public health, foster a space for learning, collaboration, and advocacy to drive positive health impacts in the Wingate University Campus and surrounding community.  In doing so, students in the club arrange health related community services opportunities and host public health speaker and health awareness events. If your looking to get involved or to learn more please follow the club on Instagram @wupublichealth.

Club Website

What does difference-making look like in public health?

One of the fastest-growing careers, public health has become a highly sought degree and specialty. Ranging from data analysis and application to on-the-ground education in communities, a master's degree in public health equips you with the skills and vision to impact communities locally and globally. Start or enhance your career in:

  • Health educator
  • Public health analyst
  • Public health advisor
  • Health program coordinator
  • Program evaluator
  • Research scientist
  • Social service
  • manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Health service directors


Dr. Shanta R. Dube, PhD, MPH
Director of Master of Public Health Program

Dr. Suzie S. Wolf, DHSc, MPH, PA-C
Program Director, Department of Public Health