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Department of Public Health

Department of Public Health and Health Equity

Master of Public Health in Health Equity (M.P.H.)

Public health is defined by the World Health Organization as "A complete state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".  To that end, public health professionals work to protect the health of communities and populations. They accomplish this through education, promotion of healthy behaviors, tracking outbreaks of disease, advocacy and policy development, setting safety standards, providing direct care, and research and more.  

The Master of Public Health program at Bethune-Cookman University is a 45 hour credit program focused on providing a graduate level public health education within a framework of social justice, health equity and bold leadership.   The program is committed to building an equity-informed public health workforce, engaging in effective policy-making, providing relevant services to our communities, and conducting impactful research which informs the practice of population health and supports the achievement of health equity within all populations.  The program is designed to be completed in five sequential semesters (22 months) and is a residential, cohort program. Students matriculate in the fall semester.

Admissions Criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE test scores no more than three years old – preferred minimum score of 145. Equivalent MCAT scores may be submitted in lieu of the GRE.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement describing your professional and research experience in relation to your goals in the MPH program.
  • Official, original academic transcripts from each institution attended beyond high school/secondary level. Foreign credential evaluation if applicable.
  • Completion of BCU Graduate Application 

Visit the B-CU Graduate Studies website to apply!


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