The online Master of Public Health degree at App State

App State’s Master of Public Health prepares students like yourself to influence change and transform lives. With an emphasis on rural health, the degree program will provide you with opportunities to investigate pressing challenges facing health care and develop productive solutions.

Our program will help you understand the complex interplay of the biological, social, economic, cultural, political, behavioral and environmental factors that affect the health of both rural and urban populations.

A Master of Public Health is a widely recognized professional credential for those seeking leadership and managerial positions in governmental, nonprofit and private organizations in the health industry.

Opportunities abound in public health. Challenges ranging from the opioid crisis to viral outbreaks have jobs in health care projected to grow 28% through 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It’s your time to join the ranks of these change leaders.

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Public health professionals work in a variety of settings within the government, business and nonprofit sectors. These include:

  • Local, state and federal health departments
  • Hospitals and other health care facilities

Degree details

Program Information

  • Completion time: Two years
  • Fieldwork will be completed during your final semester

Eligibility and Application Requirements


Applicants must:

Admissions Exam

GRE waivers are available if the applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.

No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.

Applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above will be required to take the official general GRE or MAT exam in accordance with Graduate School policy.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application to Graduate School
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts (or evaluated transcripts for degrees and coursework earned outside of the United States) should be uploaded showing any completed degrees and coursework
    Official transcripts will be required prior to enrolling
  • Personal statement
  • Three references
  • Volunteer/work experience in a public health-related organization/agency or other service experience
  • Minimum of “B” grade on undergraduate coursework in English and Statistics
  • Application fee

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