Is this online degree equivalent to the on-campus M.P.H. offered by St. John's?
St. John's offers the same high-quality education to its online students as it does to those on campus. You will be taught by the same widely-respected faculty, take the same engaging and challenging courses, and have access to a full range of support services including advisement, library resources, career services, and many others.
While the on-campus program offers concentration options in both Global Health and Community Health, the online M.P.H. only features a concentration in Community Health at this time. The Community Health concentration includes domestic research and interventions in addition to issues that affect the health of specific communities.
This concentration is particularly favorable because it can be a pathway to a broad range of career tracks, such as program planner, outreach specialist, health promotion coordinator, public health advisor, researcher, or health educator.
Aside from the difference in concentration options, the quality and rigor of the education you experience is equal to that of the on-campus M.P.H.
What are the admission requirements for this program?
Your acceptance will be based on the following:
- Baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree
- GPA of 3.0
- Satisfactory GRE General Exam score (waivers are available):
- Submission of official GRE scores must be sent directly from ETS to the Office of Graduate Admission (Ift a student scores below the standard requirement on his/her GPA or GRE, based on the merit of the application, the admission committee reserves the right to grant conditional acceptance, which requires students to earn a grade minimum of a "B" for all six core courses.)
- Résumé or curriculum vitae
- Three letters of professional recommendations required, with a preference of at least one letter from a Public Health Practitioner.
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
- Personal Statement—Submit a clear personal statement, not to exceed 1,000 words in length. This statement should address each of the following topics:
- Interest in the field of public health;
- Overview of any relevant public health experience;
- Career and professional goals;
- Reasons for pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at St. John’s University; and
- Other information that may be of special interest and importance to the Graduate Admission Committee
Note: Credit may be granted for prior coursework if the course is comparable to the M.P.H. program course requirements.
How long does a Master of Public Health take?
Full-time students (nine credits/semester including summer) can complete the program in approximately two years. Part-time students (three credits/semester including summer) can complete the program in approximately five years.
Is there a campus residency requirement?
What is the cost of tuition for the program?
Learn more about tuition and fees by visiting our Tuition page.
What will I learn in the program?
You receive a competency-based graduate public health education centered on community issues, as well as broad opportunities to support health promotion and disease prevention efforts in collaboration with other learning institutions, as well as public and private organizations that aim to improve community health.
The program equips you with the essential abilities needed to create a healthier community and world. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, public health is one of the country's fastest-growing fields. Your M.P.H. will qualify you for a wide variety of rewarding positions that help to make our world a healthier place.
Want to learn more? Head to the Program Overview page.
What differentiates this program from others?
St. John's University's online M.P.H. program is built upon the Vincentian mission, embracing St. Vincent de Paul's compassion and zeal for service. Our curriculum emphasizes community service and reflective learning, which allow students to gain additional insight from their experiences, strengthen critical thinking skills, and improve upon future performance through a habit of in-depth analysis. We devote our resources to search out the causes of poverty and social injustice, encouraging solutions that are adaptable, effective, and concrete.
To learn more about our school's mission, visit the Mission and Values page.
Are there set times to attend my classes?
No. You will have specific assignment deadlines and test dates, but you can complete your online coursework at times that are convenient for you.
To learn more, contact an Admission Counselor at 844-393-1677 or use the Request More Information form on this page.