Master of Public Health Program Planned for Fall 2018

News Story: May 30, 2017

Sacred Heart is planning a new master of public health (MPH) program with a fall 2018 launch.

“Students with an MPH degree will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments, including hospitals, consulting firms, international agencies, state and federal agencies, health departments, managed-care organizations, community-based organizations and more,” says Program Director Anna Greer.

Greer has been working in the public health field for 10 years and calls it “an incredibly rewarding career choice” that helps improve people’s quality of life. She brings this enthusiasm into her vision of the program. “I want to build a program that facilitates the development of other qualified public health professionals committed to, and excited about, improving community health,” she says.

Students pursuing the MPH at Sacred Heart will develop an understanding of public health theories, program planning, community health development, grant writing, epidemiology and biostatistics, health administration and ethics, according to Greer. They may attend full-time (two academic years) or part-time to complete the 48-credit program. “There are many opportunities for applied community health experiences built into the curriculum,” adds Greer. “Those interested in an exciting career in a growing and important field should apply.”

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree of any major from a four-year accredited university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, they must have earned a C or higher in college-level pre-calculus, statistics and sociology or psychology.

A graduate information session will take place at Sacred Heart on May 31. Those interested may sign up at or contact Eva Magnuson at

Sacred Heart will submit an application to the Council on Education for Public Health to begin the accreditation process for this program.

Visit Sacred Heart’s Master of Public Health webpage at