College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

Colleges / Schools


Program Types

About Arcadia's Master of Public Health Program

The program offers:

  • A concentration in Community Health, preparing you for community public health professions
  • Capstone projects that integrate practice and research
  • Internships that provide you with firsthand experience working in public health settings
  • Domestic and international service projects and internships
  • Option to incorporate more of an international focus in the degree with specific course selections and an international or global focus for the internship and Capstone project

What to Expect

The Master of Public Health degree provides training in the discipline of public health, which focuses on the health needs of communities and populations domestically and internationally. The core curriculum includes the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and health care administration) and offers courses, an internship and Capstone project that prepare graduates to enter the field of Public Health as program planners, researchers, evaluators, and educators. The focus of the degree affords the student the opportunity to develop a general skill set that enables him or her to work in a variety of settings.

Arcadia's program trains students as public health professionals with an emphasis on community health. Each student is encouraged to focus coursework on a specific area of interest to him or her, choose an internship experience that emphasizes the interest area, and plan a Capstone project focused in the same area. In this way, each student can develop a specialized knowledge base about public health issues related to his or her specific areas of interest. 

The Master of Public Health degree educates community public health professionals to promote the health of individuals, families, communities, and the environment through a program that integrates education, research and practice in a global environment. We aim to:

  • Educate community public health professionals and develop the skills needed to promote health within communities.
  • Provide an academic environment that integrates community public health education with research and practice.
  • Enhance the understanding of the connection between health status and human rights.
  • Translate knowledge into practice through collaborative service projects both domestically and internationally. This can be accomplished through internships and clinical rotations with community-based organizations, clinics, and local health departments.
  • Employ scientific investigation to advance public health knowledge of the relationship between health and the structural environment within which individuals live and work.


Arcadia University’s M.P.H. program is an accredited public health program. Accreditation was granted by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in June 2013. View CEPH Site Visit Report. View CEPH Self Study Report.


Upon completion of these degrees, all students are eligible to sit for the National Credentialing Exam in Public Health (CPH).