Pursuing your MPH degree at Creighton means you’ll earn an education grounded in the Jesuit values that make up our mission, including caring for the whole person and fighting for the best interests of poor and marginalized populations. If you’re driven to serve others by advocating for health education, solving population health issues, eliminating socioeconomic barriers to a healthy family, and promoting disease control and prevention, this program is for you.
“I invite you to become part of the Creighton community. I’m certain you’ll transform not only your life, but also the lives of those you touch because of what you have learned through your graduate studies at Creighton.”
—Gail M. Jensen, PhD | Dean, Graduate School
Learn from experienced faculty—and each other
Creighton’s online master’s in public health program is housed within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, a unique division within the Graduate School that brings together different concepts and perspectives to provide students with a robust education.
You’ll learn from instructors who have been involved with some of the nation’s leading public health organizations, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Association of Local Boards of Health. Our students come from various backgrounds, including pharmaceutical sales, military, dentistry, pharmacy, law, psychology and others. Combining your viewpoints and experiences with those of a diverse group of students and practiced faculty members allows for a well-rounded education that can position you for a successful career in public health.
A program tailored to your career goals and lifestyle
We know that graduate school is a huge investment of your time and money, so we make sure that your investment is a smart one—and one that you can fit in your busy schedule. This 44-credit public health master’s program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and can be completed fully online in about two and a half years.
Your passions and career goals will help shape your degree path. You’ll choose from concentrations in Healthcare Management or Health Policy and Ethics, and you can further specialize your degree by simultaneously earning a Graduate Certificate in Bioethics or a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ethics Consultation.
One of the final requirements of the program, the practice experience, is also designed to be flexible. You’ll work with a practicum coordinator to determine the focus of your practice experience based on your goals and interests, then complete the practicum by working with a public health professional in your area. At the end, you’ll use your experiences to complete your capstone project.