About Public Health…

The College of Health Science and Public Health offers the only Master of Public Health (MPH) and Graduate Certificate in Public Health (Grad Cert PH) programs in eastern Washington.

The EWU MPH and Grad Cert PH programs are fully online accelerated programs.

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In line with the mission of Eastern Washington University the Master of Public Health strives for excellence and equity in scholarship, leadership and advocacy to protect, promote and embody health and well-being for all by fostering a diverse educational community in a forward-thinking and inclusive learning environment.

Master in Public Health program students are able to:

  • Analyze public health issues defining a variety of viable options.
  • Develop programs to meet assessed public health needs.
  • Assess the outcomes of programs addressing public health concerns.
  • Build public/private partnerships to address public health needs.
  • Apply concepts and innovations of funding, both public and private, to public health initiatives.

What Will I Study?

Public Health is a dynamic field recognized for critical and rapidly expanding needs in policy development and research. Professionals are needed to lead change to address critical health and community policy issues. Professionals must be ready to promote effective community response and change, create and support effective health programs and actions to meet critical needs within the health profession and many related fields. This program provides a broad intellectual framework for problem solving the challenges and emerging issues faced by the public health generalist. This program is built on the core functions of public health: assessment, policy development/implementation and assurance.

In order to successfully graduate from the program students must successfully complete:

  • an Applied Practice Experience to demonstrate chosen competency attainment through successful completion of a portfolio that includes at least two work products.
  • an Integrative Learning Experience to demonstrate synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies. Students are provided guidance and options to produce a high-quality written product that is appropriate for the student’s educational and professional objectives.
  • an Electronic Portfolio. This culminating project requires students to develop an e-portfolio that documents their ILE, APE, and verifies meeting all program competencies through submission of quality artifacts and reflection. Through successful completion of this eportfolio students effectively demonstrate meeting all CEPH accreditation requirements for a MPH generalist degree.

These program requirements meet the criteria set out by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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Admission Requirements

A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits of post-secondary coursework is required for admission (for possible exceptions, see “Admission Based on Work Experience” below).

Submit a current resumé or curriculum vitae detailing your academic and professional background.

The application for Fall 2021 admission is open. Click on this link to apply.

  • International students must provide evidence of adequate proficiency in the English language before being admitted to the MPH program. This requirement may be satisfied by presenting a TOEFL score of 580 (237 CBT, 92 IBT, 63 PTE Academic score, or 7.0 IELTS score) or its equivalent.
  • Students should be aware of the EWU regulation on “Previous Graduate Credit,” that permits no more than 12 pre-admission credits to be counted toward a graduate degree.
  • The MPH program determines whether they should be granted admission to the program based in part upon their work as post-baccalaureate students.
  • For full graduate admission requirements for international students, visit the EWU Graduate Programs website.

Applicants whose GPA is less than 3.0 and who have at least 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public health may also be offered regular admission.

Admission is based on the following:

  1. Evidence of having obtained a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution
  2. An essay demonstrating critical thinking skills
  3. A statement of intent demonstrating a level of knowledge and intellectual maturity appropriate to the proposed field of graduate study
  4. Evidence of professional success in public health

Flexible Schedule on YOUR time! 

We have 7 start dates beginning in Fall 2021. You can expect a highly customizable pathway to your degree, all with the support of the MPH Team and EWU resources. You can engage with the curriculum at a pace that suits you, your schedule, and your goals. Click here for the EWU Accelerated Calendar.