The Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Health Equity is a professional graduate degree that will prepare you in the three core functions of public health: assessment, policy development and assurance. MPH graduates develop knowledge and skill sets that are applicable across various disciplines and professions. The MPH degree opens an extraordinary number of pathways to a meaningful career in research, teaching, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and the health industry. Bethune-Cookman’s program is one of the few master’s in health equity in the country.

Refer to the Vertical Curriculum for all course requirements.


Public Health

The Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health, and public health programs outside schools of public health.

Listing information can be found here: CEPH List of Accredited Schools and Programs

Date of Initial Accreditation: 2019
Year of Most Recent: 2017
Year of Next Scheduled Review: 2024

Council on Education for Public Health
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel. (202) 789-1050

Following are the requirements for admission to the program:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent
  • Official, original academic transcripts from each institution attended beyond high school/secondary level.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE test scores
  • 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
  • TOEFL test scores as applicable. Foreign credential evaluation if applicable

Minor in Nutrition

The Minor consists of 18 credit hours. Courses provide students with a foundational knowledge in nutritional sciences, food studies, food systems, and population health.  Students will examine food and nutrition practices and policies that affect sustainable diets and long-term health.