FDU's Master's in Public Health is ranked by University HQ as the #22 Best Online Master's Degree in Public Health in the nation..
Discover your potential in the health care industry with the online Master of Public Health degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Guided by educators with years of industry experience, you can receive the education that best supports your personal and professional goals as well as begin developing your own ideas for eliminating health disparities.
DEVELOP CAREER-ENHANCING COMPETENCIES IN AREAS SUCH AS:
- Social and behavioral determinants of public health
- Data analysis
- Management principles
- Global public health policies
DEVELOP CAREER-ENHANCING COMPETENCIES IN AREAS SUCH AS:
- Enhance access to health locally and globally
- Recognize the ethical and social responsibility for providing access to health care, with the goal of minimizing or eliminating health disparities
- Understand the role of the public health practitioner as a leader and advocate with both a local and global perspective
Through an interactive, online classroom, you’ll begin your master’s in public health online with a selection of core courses followed by a curriculum specific to the professional track. You’ll receive flexible schedule options, so you can learn at your own pace and complete your degree on your own time. Throughout each semester, you’ll gain hands-on experience working with public health tools through group interactions involving case studies and integrated care groups that focus on interprofessional education.
Becton Dickinson Scholarship
Becton Dickinson, a global medical technology company, supports Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in many ways, including a scholarship program for incoming and continuing public health students. Scholarships are worth $2,500 and will be awarded based on academic merit, financial need and community involvement.
Students can apply and are eligible to receive the scholarship once per semester. Aid cannot be combined with any other form of financial support.
If you’re interested in an administrative career in healthcare or government, the online MPA/MPH program is a great way to shape your leadership style while gaining essential skills. You can earn two master’s degrees in two and a half years, and then sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam.
Courses and Requirements
Earning your master’s in public health online will provide you with the necessary credentials to continue your education with a doctoral degree or advance in your career. You’ll become proficient in key industry topics, including innovative management, global health issues, epidemiology and more.
- PUBH 6001 Foundations and Issues of Public Health
- PUBH 6002 Introduction to Biostatistics and Data Analysis
- PUBH 6003 Public Health Management and Policy
- PUBH 6004 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
- PUBH 6005 Principles of Environmental Health
- PUBH 6006 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Public Health
- PUBH 6101 Public Health Leadership 101
- PUBH 7501 Public Health Practice and Leadership
- PUBH 7505 Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE and IPP)
- PUBH 7901 Public Health Capstone
Generalist (15 credits)
- PUBH 7103 Mental Health Advocacy
- PUBH 7202 Population Health Research Methods
- PUBH 7301 Politics and Practice of Public Health and Health Policy
- PUBH 7303 Health Disparities and Cultural Issues
- PUBH 7304 Comparative Health Care Systems
- Virtual Open House: To learn more about one of the nation’s top ranked online Master of Public Health programs, attend one of our upcoming Virtual Open Houses hosted by the program director. The Open House will include a program overview and Q&A session with faculty for all interested, including applicants, families, and advisors.
Hear From Current and Former Students
“In the program, I have learned skills about public health policy and writing, health education skills through my internship, and how to be a leader in the field of public health.” – Margaret Hoover
“I think the professors are the biggest strength of FDU’s MPH program. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began this program, but the connections I have made with my professors, and the level at which my professors have taught have more than exceeded my expectations.” – Margaret Hoover
“Earning my MPH degree has impacted my career significantly. I recently obtained a higher-level position working as the continuing Education Coordinator for the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). I qualified for this position once I passed the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam in May of 2022. It was the director of the FDU MPH program that encouraged me to take the CHES exam and accept a new opportunity.” – Kaitlyn Matthews
“Before entering the MPH program, I had a vague sense of what the public health industry and health-care consisted of. Going through the courses I have taken so far, it provided better insight into those areas. I was able to learn the intricacies of how healthcare functions. Going through the covid pandemic also provided a lens to how public health officials went about addressing this issue. Understanding the rationalities behind certain decisions was explained with the course material provided in the MPH curriculum.” – Alejandro Melendez
To be considered for admission into this program, please submit the following:
- A completed graduate admissions application
- All official transcripts (must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0)
- Two letters of recommendation
- A personal statement
- Your resume
Meet Our Faculty
Dr. Andrea Brace is an Associate Professor of Public Health at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and serves as the Director and Chair of the master’s in public health program. Brace earned a BA in Psychology, BS in Biological Sciences, MS in Health Promotion, and a PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior from The University of Georgia. Andrea is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and she was an ORISE post-doctoral Evaluation Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. She teaches Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Program Evaluation, Research Methods, and Health Communication. Andrea’s research focuses on food access and food equity, stealth interventions, college student health, as well as place and health using GIS.
Professor Alyssa Alessandra, MPH, RN is a Lecturer and the Field Coordinator for the master’s in public health program. Alyssa earned a BSN from Moravian College, and an MPH from Benedictine University with concentrations in Epidemiology and Health Management & Policy. Alyssa is currently pursuing her DrPH at Capella University with further exploration of epidemiology. Alyssa’s research focuses on vaccine knowledge and uptake. Alyssa has expertise in Communicable Disease and Public Health Emergency Preparedness. Alyssa spent several years working as a Public Health Nurse. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Alyssa served as the Nurse Supervisor at hundreds of COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Clinics.
Dr. Bojana Beric-Stojsic is an associate professor of Public Health and at the School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University. For the past 25 years, she has been teaching at universities in New Jersey, New York and her native Serbia, former Yugoslavia. As an MD with an MA and PhD in Health Education, Dr. Beric-Stojsic’s professional interests have been focused on teaching and preparation of public health workforce, community-campus partnerships for health and wellness, and global and international health issues including social justice and human rights of children focusing on girls’ rights.
“When I teach, I need to engage students to work with them on creating their own knowledge, on developing their own philosophy of health and finding their own way of communicating about health to potential clients, students, patients.”
– Dr. Bojana Beric-Stojsic
- Dr. Beric-Stojsic reflects on how her approach with her students helps prepare them for a career in public health: How Public Health Education Champions Student Agency.
- Read what Dr. Beric-Stojsic has to say about the role of biostatistics in public health: What Is the Role of Biostatistics in Public Health?