Western Kentucky University MPH Program

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1906 College Heights Blvd. Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576
(270) 745-0111
http://www.wku.edu/

MPH Program Overview

The MPH program from Western Kentucky University is fully accredited by the CEPH and offers two different concentrations in the field. Each of the two options is 42 credit hours in length and will be campus based programs designed to give students a complete education and prepare them to enter research and leadership positions within the public health field. Careers in the private and public sectors are possible and the job demand is growing on a steady rate.

MPH Curriculum and Courses

The specific courses one will complete during the MPH program will depend largely upon which of the two concentration areas the student elects to follow. Core classes will be shared between the two and include:

• Health Behavior
• Epidemiology
• Public Health Administration
• Introduction to Public Health
• Environmental Health
• Biostatistics for Public Health

After completion of these the programs diverge and depending on the concentration selected the courses will change. Concentration options are:

• Environmental Health
• Public Health Education

Each of these concentrations culminates with an internship that takes place at a related health care institution and a health program evaluation that allows students to display the skills that they’ve learned during the program.

MPH Admissions

Those applying to the program will need to submit a variety of documents and meet certain criteria in order to be considered. These include:

• Letters of recommendation
• Bachelor’s or higher degree
• GPA of 3.0 or higher
• GRE scores from within the last five years
• Letter of intent
• And more.

Additional requirements such as TEOFL scores will be required for international students wishing to apply.

MPH Tuition

Residents of Kentucky pay 445 dollars per credit hour in tuition fees while nonresidents pay 489 dollars. Nonresidents from other countries pay 962 dollars per credit hour. The school offers a number of different financial aid options such as assistantships, grants, loans, fellowships, and more. Students can discuss the best financial aid options for them with a financial advisor free of charge.

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