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 with students engaging live with fellow peers and professors via Zoom. Students can enroll on a full-time (3 classes a semester) or part-time basis (1-2 classes a semester).

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.

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:

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Master of Public Health, M.P.H. – 100% Online degree program in NHP is $840 per credit hour (Employees of several DC-Area employers are eligible for tuition discounts).

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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 with students engaging live with fellow peers and professors via Zoom. Students can enroll on a full-time (3 classes a semester) or part-time basis (1-2 classes a semester).

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.

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:

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Master of Public Health, M.P.H. – 100% Online degree program in NHP is $840 per credit hour (Employees of several DC-Area employers are eligible for tuition discounts).

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The program is 42 credits (or 14 classes) long and students who are enrolled full-time (3 classes per semester) and take classes Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters can finish in a year and a half (or 5 semesters).  Those students enrolled part-time (1-2 classes) would take longer.

We do not have a GRE requirement as we have a 3.0 GPA minimum with provisional acceptance for those lower than a 3.0 on a case-by-case basis.

The MPH program is a 100% online program in the AltWeekly Format.  That means that students meet 8 times throughout the semester via Zoom.

Various undergraduate degrees are accepted since Public Health is everywhere in the world and in various sectors. A passion for increasing the health and wellness of the community and world should be displayed in the entrance essay.

The MPH program does not have any pre-requisite courses to enter the program.

Students are enrolled on a continuous basis so there is ‘technically’ not a cohort but students can expect about 15-20 students in the courses.

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
  • Weekly and Alternate weekly format: Online sessions 8 times a semester.
  • Courses may be during the week in the evenings (starting at 6:30pm) or on Saturday mornings (starting at 9am) or afternoons (starting at 1:00pm).
  • Attend full-time or part-time
  • 42-Credit Hours

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

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

HADV 621 Health Advocacy: Access and Navigation
HADV 631 Health Advocacy and Behavior Change
SNHP 530 Quantitative Research and Biostatistics
SNHP 630 Qualitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics
SNHP 691 Public Health Practicum
SNHP 699 Public Health Capstone

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