Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health

At the forefront of academic excellence and advocacy for healthier communities, the Master of Public Health program seeks to train a new generation of public health leaders capable of innovative health interventions both locally and abroad.

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Aug. 30
Cost Per Credit

Why Earn a Master of Public Health Degree?

The rigorous curriculum of the Master of Public Health program prepares students to become leading public health professionals equipped with diverse, fact-based techniques to tackle present-day worldwide health issues.

The program builds on experiential learning and student-centered integrative learning models with an emphasis on equity, partnerships and positive societal change from a biblical perspective.

Your faculty bring to their classes many years of teaching experience as well as clinical experience in medical, educational and global missions’ settings. Your faculty have maintained clinical practice in their areas of interest to enrich the connection between classroom content and real-world preparation.

Along with rich clinical experiences and academic backgrounds, your faculty have ongoing research studies and outreach opportunities in the community and in various areas around the world in which students may participate.

Key Outcomes

Skills You'll Acquire:

As part of this program, you will develop a range of valuable skills employers seek.

  • Research — Analyze health trends and data within communities to investigate and uncover innovative solutions and educate the public.  
  • Communication — Use evidence-based strategy and best practices to streamline and improve behavior change initiatives.  
  • Assessing Needs — Identify the unmet health and healthcare needs of a population and recommend change to mitigate challenges using a systematic method. 
  • Program Planning — Identify, develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to address health problems. 
  • Problem-Solving — Define and monitor problems, identify risk and protective factors, develop and evaluate prevention strategies, and encourage widespread adoption.  
  • Collaboration — Establish a community-focused and collaborative culture with students, faculty, and stakeholders, while advancing knowledge in public health.
Careers You Can Pursue:
  • Health & Wellness Manager

  • Director of Family Services
  • Health Teacher
  • Public Health Researcher
  • Emergency Response Specialist
  • Health Program Coordinator/Program Developer
Months to Complete

With our flexible learning paths, you can complete your degree in as little as 15-18 months.

Tuition Costs

Cost per credit: $575


Why Scope?

Central in every course
Tailored for your goals and schedule
Learning experiences designed for real-life relevance
Job-ready skills for your success
Cost-effective programs to achieve your outcomes
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  • Rolling acceptance for fall, spring, and summer terms
  • Accelerated courses
  • Concentration in community health
  • Online or in person
  • Certification available in Public Health after graduation


Steps to Apply

1.   Review the admission requirements

Prerequisite: Our master’s degree programs require an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Note: International students or students with degrees from unaccredited institutions are considered on a case-by-case basis.

GPA: Our master’s degree programs require a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA:

  • 2.0 GPA for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling programs
  • 3.0 GPA for the Master of Public Health (MPH) programs
  • 2.5 GPA for all other master’s degree programs
  • Note: If your GPA is at least 2.4, we would encourage you to apply as some exceptions are granted 

2.   Start your application

To begin your online application, you will need to create a Bob Jones University account.

3.   Gather your required materials

You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:

Official Transcripts

If you are a new student, you must request an official transcript from the institution granting your undergraduate degree. Your transcript should be sent to the Office of Admission for graduate study approval before admission.

Office of Admission
Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29614

If you are a BJU graduate, your BJU transcript will be reviewed as part of the approval process before admission.

Reference Requests

You will need to submit the names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of two references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each reference requesting they complete a brief online recommendation. References must be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

Reference 1: a church leader (pastor or pastoral staff, non-relative)
Reference 2: an academic recommendation from a school official if you have been enrolled within the past 12 months; if you have not been enrolled in the past 12 months, submit a general reference.

4.   Fill out your FAFSA 

If you are interested in Financial Aid, please complete your FAFSA information.

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How fast can I complete the degree?

You can complete the MPH degree in 4 semesters (we offer courses year-round in the fall, spring, and summer).

How much will the degree cost?

The cost is $575 per credit hour and our program is 42 hours, with a total tuition cost of $24,150.

Is there a price difference per credit hour for full-time or part-time students?

Unlike most MPH programs, there is no difference in tuition costs for part-time or full-time students. The price per credit hour is the same regardless of enrollment type.

Will my professors be adjuncts?

No, your professors are full-time faculty at Bob Jones University, and we also serve as your advisors and mentors.

Is your program CEPH accredited?

​​​​​​The CEPH initial IAS application has been submitted. We are expecting to enter into accreditation candidacy in Fall 2024.


Unlock your next impossible through an accredited master's degree through SCOPE.

What's the Value of a Master's Degree?

Greater Earnings Potential: On average, those with a master’s degree earn higher income than those with a bachelor’s degree.

Increased Job Stability: Those with a master’s degree have a higher chance of landing a professional role after graduation.

Stay in Demand: A master's degree can help you stay current in your field and relevant in the market. 

Stay Employed: A master's degree reduces the likelihood of experiencing unemployment when compared to those with just a bachelor’s degree.

Stay Ahead Financially: The future gains for those with a graduate degree outpace those with a bachelor’s degree.

Our Master's Degrees Come with a Guide: Our Pathway Partners can support your next steps towards a graduate degree. They help you see the path forward, monitor your progress, and help you know what to do next.

Program Coordinator
Lindsay Egli
Division Chair, Division of Health Sciences School of Health Professions
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