Public Health

Become a leader in a growing industry.

Proactive, Not Reactive

Public Health focuses on broad community initiatives to promote health through efforts to help protect the population’s health status. At EWU, our interdisciplinary approach brings together many academic disciplines to promote a broad intellectual framework. Solving the challenges emerging in public health requires examining external influences such as the physical and social environment, as well as internal factors like personal behaviors and the genetic makeup that impacts the status of an individual’s health. These determinants of health define the role of public health in the healthcare delivery system. We strive to provide students with both the knowledge and skills to improve the public’s health and effectively integrate with healthcare delivery systems.

Master’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree

Why Study Public Health at EWU?

Learn the knowledge and skills you need to help improve the public's health.

Convenience for Working Professionals

Online and hybrid (online + campus) graduate programs offer students flexible options to complete their MPH and advance in their public health careers.

Focus on Public
Health Leadership

Our unique programs are designed to help entry-level and early public health professionals become leaders in their profession.


Our accomplished faculty combine international experience with a passion for meeting the public health needs of local communities.

Study Current Issues

In partnership with the Washington State Department of Health and local health agencies, the MPH at EWU hosts monthly presentations discussing efforts to protect and improve the health of communities. At each Public Health Grand Rounds event, experts gather to discuss major Public Health issues, key challenges, evidence-based practice, potential solutions and the context that influences our health every day.

Public Health Grand Rounds

EWU's Master of Public Health (MPH) program specializes in Public Health Leadership.

Dynamic Curriculum

Our public health curriculum develops a public health orientation in students and equips graduates with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to succeed in health care and allied systems. We emphasize leadership in the public health arena.

Graduate CurriculumUndergraduate Curriculum


What does it take to be admitted to the Public Health Program at EWU? For undergraduate students, it requires talking to your advisor. For graduate students, we have several admission requirements and an application process.

Learn About Graduate Admissions 

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The Eastern Washington University Masters in Public Health program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

CEPH accreditation logo for master's programsCEPH 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. EWU was notified of this significant achievement in June 2020.

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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