Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. The MPH degree plan is a 42-credit hour program conducive to the working adult. Courses are offered evenings and weekends and combine face-to-face and online learning components. Students can enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.

Public health impacts every person in our society by addressing healthy living and housing, behavioral choices, food access, healthcare availability, exercise venues, and environmental exposures.  Work environments include local, state, and national government institutions and non-profit organizations.

Trinity’s Master of Public Health degree is an excellent next step for students from a wide range of disciplines, and especially those whose undergraduate majors are in Health Services, Psychology, Human Relations, Community Education, Business, Sociology, Communication, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Nursing, and other similar fields.  The MPH might also be an excellent second master’s for professionals already credentialed in Education, Healthcare, or other human services professions.

Ask us about our Dual Degree Programs!

Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions offers two dual degree programs that are an interdisciplinary, and cost efficient, approach to earning two graduate degrees. The dual degree option allows students to complete one degree prior to completing the second degree. The MPH program may accept up to 12 credits from the MSA or MSN program.

Master of Science in Administration (MSA)/Master of Public Health (MPH) Dual Degree Program
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/ Master of Public Health (MPH) Dual Degree Program

Your Academic Journey in Public Health

The Master of Public Health degree program is part of Trinity’s complete set of public health programs, from a certificate to an advanced degree.

Learn about the other programs in this sequence:

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Degree Level: Graduate
Degree Type: M.P.H.
School: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: No
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Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. The MPH degree plan is a 42-credit hour program conducive to the working adult. Courses are offered evenings and weekends and combine face-to-face and online learning components. Students can enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.

Public health impacts every person in our society by addressing healthy living and housing, behavioral choices, food access, healthcare availability, exercise venues, and environmental exposures.  Work environments include local, state, and national government institutions and non-profit organizations.

Trinity’s Master of Public Health degree is an excellent next step for students from a wide range of disciplines, and especially those whose undergraduate majors are in Health Services, Psychology, Human Relations, Community Education, Business, Sociology, Communication, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Nursing, and other similar fields.  The MPH might also be an excellent second master’s for professionals already credentialed in Education, Healthcare, or other human services professions.

Ask us about our Dual Degree Programs!

Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions offers two dual degree programs that are an interdisciplinary, and cost efficient, approach to earning two graduate degrees. The dual degree option allows students to complete one degree prior to completing the second degree. The MPH program may accept up to 12 credits from the MSA or MSN program.

Master of Science in Administration (MSA)/Master of Public Health (MPH) Dual Degree Program
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/ Master of Public Health (MPH) Dual Degree Program

Your Academic Journey in Public Health

The Master of Public Health degree program is part of Trinity’s complete set of public health programs, from a certificate to an advanced degree.

Learn about the other programs in this sequence:

Become a healthcare leader, having an impact on people's lives and communities' health.

The Trinity Advantage

  • Affordable: Trinity’s tuition for the MPH is one of the lowest in the region
  • Alternate weekly format: Online courses with Friday and Saturday face-to-face sessions 8 times a semester.
  • Attend full-time or part-time
  • 42-Credit Hours

Choose from Two Tracks

  • Community Health
  • Global Health Leadership

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Public Health Crisis Communication
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Public Health Preparedness Planner
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Go on to earn your Masters in Public Health, or enroll in Trinity’s Dual Degree Program

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Effectively communicate community needs, program actions, and strategic plans in times of health crises
  • Create processes for standardizing data to improve health
  • Develop and implement culturally sensitive strategies and programs to improve health in communities
  • Critically analyze needs to lead organizational change in alignment with health priorities
  • Apply evidence to address health disparities
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to impact health care systems
  • Implement strategies or programs that impact behavioral change

MPH Core Curriculum

ADMN 613 Ethics for Leaders
HADV 621 Health Advocacy: Access and Navigation
HADV 631 Health Advocacy and Behavior Change
SNHP 530 Quantitative Research and Biostatistics

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Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

Discover Empowerment

  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
  • Learn to lead with integrity and compassion, justice and equity as a professional and as a citizen leader

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  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the national’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

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  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles