Master of Public Health Degree Program
Wingate University has submitted a request for approval to offer the Master of Public Health (MPH) program from its institutional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and plans to apply for program accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program expects to enroll its first class in Fall 2021, pending approval by the SACSCOC.
ABOUT MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Wingate’s Master of Public Health degree program will prepare students to become competent public health professionals and leaders in the field making a difference within their communities. The MPH program coursework is designed with a focus on flexibility meeting students’ needs by offering it online and including live classes and self-driven modules. Students also gain field experience, where they learn how to apply knowledge on public health principles from first-year coursework. Throughout their time in the MPH Program, students will have the opportunity to interact with experienced faculty and community partners while a part of the program.
Coursework being explored for inclusion:
- Qualitative and quantitative research methods
- Data management
- Health policy and financing
The MPH program is a 42 credit degree, offered online, with a focus on health education and promotion. Students will be able to complete the degree in as little as two years. Applied and integrative learning experiences are a key part of the curriculum. Students will be able to engage with Wingate University community partners including health departments, public schools, non-profit organizations, healthcare institutions and more. With engagement in interprofessional experiences, students will be prepared to work in settings and sectors such as child welfare, education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Furthermore, students will be eligible to sit for the CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) upon successful graduation.
The vision of the Public Health Program/Department at Wingate University is to be a vital academic and communal partner that is integral to improving local, national, and global health outcomes.
Our mission is to develop knowledgeable and ethical public health professionals committed to
addressing the population need for improved health outcomes and overall well-being through
education, collaboration, research, and community engagement.
WINGATE PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT GOALS
1. Knowledge: To provide a high-quality education facilitating students’ attainment of public health knowledge, skills, concepts, principles and competencies
2. Service: To serve to the community by providing public health leadership and partnerships
3. Scholarship: To contribute to the overall advancement of public health knowledge and practice
The Wingate public health program prepares students to work in a variety of jobs such as 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, and more.
Candidates for the Master of Public Health degree must complete 42 credit hours in accordance with the prescribed course of study and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
MPH ONLINE offers one concentration at this time, Health Education and Promotion.
All classes are taught via Canvas. In addition, video conferencing via Zoom is used. Both platforms can be downloaded to your mobile device, tablet or iPad.
Director, Public Health Program/Department
- Health educator
- Public health analyst
- Public health advisor
- Health program coordinator
- Program evaluator
- Research scientist
- Social service
- Policy analyst
- Data analyst
- Health service directors
“We are so excited to be introducing a master’s of public health program at Wingate University. The public health faculty are committed to creating
a program that will enhance students’ abilities to meaningfully contribute to the greater good for society and improve health outcomes within their communities.”
-Suzanne Wolf, DHSc, PA-C