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 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.
To provide a high-quality education facilitating students’ attainment of public health knowledge, skills, concepts, principles and competencies.
To serve to the community by providing public health leadership and partnerships.
To contribute to the overall advancement of public health knowledge and practice.
- Do you accept transcripts, references, and essay after the application deadline?
- What is the application deadline?
- What types of financial aid are available to MPH applicants?
- What platform does Wingate use for the online courses?
- How will courses be delivered?
- Will I have to buy a lot of textbooks?
- Do MPH students take courses from any other Wingate programs?
- Can I attend the program as full-time or part-time?
- Will students in the MPH program get hands on experience working in the field?
- Is a formal thesis required for the MPH degree?
- I don’t live in North Carolina, can I find a practicum site where I live?
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
- Policy analyst
- Data analyst
- Health service directors