Master of Public Health (MPH)
The MPH program is designed to prepare students academically and professionally to become evidence-based practitioners within the interprofessional and collaborative areas in the field of public health.
The foundation of the curriculum is based on the five core competencies of public health: Biostatistics, Public Health Administration, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
About the Program
Public health can be best 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, and identifying root causes of societal influences on health, and engaging stakeholders to take the necessary actions to remedy these issues and promote greater wellbeing and vitality of all who are potentially impacted.
Master of Public Health (MPH) program will provide students with the foundational skills, education, research experience and service in varied 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 established the rigorous standards and oversight for public health programs and schools at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Our vision is to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based program that will be a source of community health assessment, promotion, and evaluation.
The mission of the Master of Public Health Program at Stockton University is to infuse equity, social justice, domestic and global perspectives, ethical reasoning and develop next generation practitioners, leaders, and there by empower the communities they serve.
Students enrolled in this 46-credit program will have the opportunity to complete
this program in a part-time or full-time status. Each course is worth 3 credits unless
- Intro to Public Health
- Epidemiology (Prerequisites: Biostatistics)
- Community Assessment/Planning Evaluation
- Community Health Education and Promotion (Prerequisite: Community Assessment/Planning Evaluation)
- Environmental/Occupational Health
- Economics of Healthcare Delivery
- Public Health Systems & Policy (Prerequisite: Economics)
- 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)
For course descriptions, please visit The University's Course Catalog.
Students are required by CEPH to complete a minimum of 200 hours of a Public Health Practicum (aka Internship). Students will be eligible to enroll in the Public Health Practicum after they have completed at least 21 credits within the MPH program. Practicum experience can take place in several different settings including:
- Community-based organizations
- Health care agencies
- Academic settings
- Non-profit organizations
- Governmental and non-governmental agencies
The internship provides real world applications of current issues and practices in public health.
Fall 2022: Rolling admission (Priority Deadline: July 1)
Spring 2023: November 1, 2022
- 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.
- Discover Stockton Online Application (you must create a Discover Stockton Account)
- 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 a hybrid format, with two of the required core MPH courses being offered in-person in a 1-week intensive format in a summer semester. The summer course will be held on the Stockton Atlantic City campus.
Two years if taken at the pace that is set forth in the curriculum worksheet.
Transfer credits will be reviewed on an individual basis.
There is not rolling admission; reviews take place about a week after the deadline (for both spring and fall semesters). Decisions will be mailed about 4-6 weeks after the deadline.