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MPH - Master of Public Health

Public Health has been defined as the "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals."MPH, Public Health, HSAD, Masters

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EWU's College of Health Science and Public Health offers the only Master of Public Health (MPH) program in eastern Washington. The EWU MPH program offers two convenient options for completing the degree: an on-campus program with evening classes or a fully online option.

What is Public Health?

C.-E.A. Winslow, a pioneer in our field, defined public health as the "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals."

Public health focuses on broad community initiatives to promote health through efforts to help protect the population's health status. The EWU MPH program takes an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together many academic disciplines to promote a broad intellectual framework. To address the challenges emerging in public health, there are a many factors that require attention: external influences such as the physical and social environment and internal factors like personal behaviors and the genetic makeups that impact  health. These determinants of health define the role of public health in the healthcare delivery system. The Master of Public Health program provides students with analytical and practical knowledge, along with the necessary skills, to assume positions in improving the public's health and effective integration with healthcare delivery systems.

<p>EWU's Master of Public Health (MPH) offers either a campus-based or online degree program. The program's <a href="/chsph/programs/public-health/mph" >curriculum</a> prepares future public health leaders to manage, develop, and re-orient health services to combat health inequalities and promote access and inclusion. It offers a single track specializing in Public Health Leadership, along with advanced elective seminars in Health Services Administration, Public Health Preparedness, Health Promotion, and Epidemiology.</p><p>Opportunities in Public Health are rapidly expanding. MPH graduates would be eligible for roles throughout the Public (including City/ State/ Government) and Private (including&nbsp;for profit&nbsp;and not-for-profit sectors) health and allied sectors. Such roles include, but are not limited to:</p> <ul> <li>health educators</li> <li>emergency management directors</li> <li>administrative service managers</li> <li>occupational health</li> <li>safety professionals</li> <li>environmental scientists and health specialists</li> <li>community planners</li> <li>health and safety engineers</li> <li>supervisors of fire and prevention services</li> </ul> <h1>Accreditation</h1> <p>Eastern is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Additionally, the MPH program is actively seeking its own program-level accreditation. As of June 2015, EWU's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is now officially designated as an Accreditation Applicant with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is the independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside of schools of public health. The accreditation process typically takes approximately three years. The CEPH accreditation visit has been scheduled for January 2018.</p>Public Health668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm. 236Spokane, WA 99202509.828.1252mph@ewu.edu509.828.1370Programs by College/School EWU Home Admissions Apply for Admission Academics at Eastern Life at EWU Search Athletics Upcoming Events News Community Resources EWU on TwitterTemplate/ewulogo.png

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