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Online MPH - Global Public Health concentration

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Leadership Skills for an Increasingly Interconnected World

The online MPH – Global Public Health program delivers the effective leadership skills necessary to impact public health in diverse communities across the world.

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  • Duration 18 months
  • Cost per Credit $660
  • Credit Hours 43

Program Benefits

  • Gain key leadership and administration skills
  • No GRE required for admission
  • Flexible online format with 8-week terms

An Integration of Faith and Public Health

Calvin University’s online MPH – Global Public Health program explores practical public health leadership and administration skills through a curriculum that aligns with Christian values. As you prepare to lead effectively in diverse communities around the world, you’ll engage in courses that address ethics, health inequity, and justice.

Designed for working professionals with full-time responsibilities, the online MPH – Global Public Health program can be conveniently completely online. As an online student, you’ll receive the opportunity to participate in digital discussions with your educators and classmates, plus the the flexibility to balance your education with your professional schedule. Complete coursework at a pace that works with your personal commitments and graduate when you’re ready.

Career Outlook: The Credential for In-Demand Positions

The online MPH – Global Public Health program from Calvin University offers cross-disciplinary knowledge necessary for a number of in-demand public health careers, including the role of medical scientist. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual salary for professionals in this position was $88,790 in 2019. Expanding much faster than the average industry growth rate, more than 8,000 new positions for this role are expected to be created by 2029.2

Other Careers in Public Health:

  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Research analyst
  • Community educator
  • Patient advocate
  • Policy developer
  • NGO aid worker
  • Field consultant

Health Educator


Health educators promote wellness and healthy lifestyles in their communities by planning and coordinating educational events that teach about health. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 17,000 positions for health educators will be created by 2029.1

Health Policy Analyst


Health policy analysts conduct research on current health policies to discover what is needed for their business’ own policies. They are responsible for developing effective health policies to serve their business.3

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Focusing on Public Health Leadership

The online MPH – Global Public Health curriculum focuses on Christian principles while examining leadership techniques for the field of public health. As a student, you’ll complete 6 foundational courses, 6 concentration courses (this may include electives), an internship, and a capstone course.

Course Spotlight: PUBH 523 Global Health Management and Policy

Political decision-making and leadership heavily influence population health. Students will identify the links between global health governance, policy, and system reform to global health inequalities. Students will evaluate the roles of key global actors and stakeholders in effecting health outcomes. We will identify best practices in implementing health policy management in effective, ethical, and culturally-appropriate ways. Students will gain preliminary experience in several public health administrative skills such as budgeting, grant writing, and effective leadership. Case studies and examples will be utilized to demonstrate how policy and administrative decisions are made and how they influence population health.

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Course Spotlight: PUBH 524 Health and Human Rights

Health and the right to health are intertwined with many other rights, freedoms, and entitlements including food, housing, and employment. Students will explore these connections with a focus on vulnerable populations and intersectionality. Students will engage with and analyze core ethical principles, significant documents, and the efforts of key stakeholders as they relate to health and human rights. The course will introduce human-rights based approaches as means to addressing these inequities that disproportionately affect marginalized populations.

More Specialization Options

The Master of Public Health online program offers two concentrations designed to improve your leadership in the field.

Master of Public Health: Infectious Disease Concentration

The online MPH – Infectious Disease program delivers advanced epidemiology expertise through a curriculum founded on Christian principles.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Master of Public Health online degree can be completed in as few as 18 months.

Yes. The Master of Public Health online degree offers both part- and full-time options.

The first step is to complete and submit the online application.

The upcoming start dates for the online Master of Public Health program include Aug. 30, 2021 and Jan. 10, 2022.

Yes. You must choose between concentrations in infectious disease and global public health. Visit this program’s curriculum page to learn more about these concentrations.

As a graduate of the online MPH program, you’ll be qualified for a variety of in-demand positions, including epidemiologist, medical scientist, clinical research coordinator, community educator, policy developer, and more. Visit the program’s career outlook page to learn more about the career opportunities that await you after graduation.

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