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

An admission exam is not required for this program.

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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