Master of Science in Population Health



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Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Population Health

Make a Difference in the Health & Well-being of Others

The Master of Science in Population Health program prepares students for a variety of population-oriented leadership, clinical, and research-oriented positions in both healthcare and public health organizations. Population health is an interdisciplinary field of practice at the nexus of healthcare and public health. This field works to integrate both healthcare and public health practices to address critical health issues that affect target populations and to make significant impacts in the health and well-being of populations. With this degree, all students pay in-state tuition rates. The program is totally online and can be completed in as a little as one year.

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  • Online Courses
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  • To be announced

Meet Kelly Legg

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“I am a graduate of the WVU School of Business and Economics with a degree in business administration. I am here to service, support and simplify the enrollment process. Our online programs are the perfect opportunity for working individuals to pursue another degree.”
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Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, widespread opioid addiction, and systemic social injustice, the critical need for healthcare and public health professionals has never been greater, especially the need for professionals trained in population health. Our program prepares students to assume professional roles to meet these 21st century public health workforce needs.

The 30-credit, fully online program is based on a core of public health and health services courses that provide foundational knowledge in public health and health systems, epidemiology and biostatistical principles, health systems leadership, systems thinking, and capacity building for intervention and change. Further, the program’s course content draws from intellectual foundations of prevention, collaboration, and innovation to fit the educational opportunities for a variety of professionals, including:

  • Healthcare leaders looking for ways to improve the impact and efficiency of their organizations through more patient-centered, value-based and socially informed care approaches
  • Clinical providers grappling with ways to improve health outcomes among those they serve
  • Public health leaders looking for new tools to identify and address health issues in their states and communities
  • Public health and health services researchers and scientists interested in outcomes-focused, practice-based applications to improve health and well-being

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