Overview

The Master of Public Health online degree program at Lasell focuses on helping students develop transferable and practical skills that can be applied in various public health careers.  The program emphasizes an evidence-based approach to public health that systematically evaluates health programs and applies epidemiological methods to developing health policies and programs. With a focus on social justice, students will assess health disparities within local, national, and global communities, develop an understanding of the complex factors that contribute to those disparities and the leadership and advocacy skills to design, implement and evaluate public health programs.

    • Completion in as few as 12 months
    • 100% asynchronous MPH degree online to fit into your schedule 
    • Get community-based field experience under a public health professional
    • All classes are capped at 23 students.
    • There is no GRE/GMAT requirement.  

Enroll now for Spring 2023

The Lasell Experience:

360 view of Public Health - Lasell's comprehensive approach combines critical thinking, intercultural competence, evidence-based research, effective communications skills, and effective leadership with sound practical applications.   You'll gain in-depth knowledge and skills for a wide range of professional opportunities in the public health sector.

Gain real-world field experience - Our Master of Public Health program offers a community-based field experience at one of Lasell's affiliated facilities. Supervised by public health professionals, students will be placed at a local or regional partner to practice and gain real-world experience. Alternatively, students can choose a problem-based research project that addresses a problem of practice for a company in the public health industry. 

Designed for working professionals - Lasell is one of only a few schools of public health that are offering a 100% online course format that offers unmatched flexibility to suit your busy lifestyle. Our extensive graduate student services ensure you remain connected to the Lasell community and fully supported throughout your program.

Expert faculty focused on your success - Faculty members are not only accomplished teachers - they are accomplished professionals in their field. They bring deep insight, extensive experience, and above all, a true desire to help you achieve your goals.

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Career Path Options with Master's Degree in Public Health

Graduates of the Master of Public Health degree program will prepare students for careers that span a variety of industries including education, health care, public administration and insurance.  Examples of job titles include:

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Health Communication Administrator
  • Epidemiologists
  • Clinical Director
  • Grant Administrator/Writer
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Nutritionists
  • Policy Analyst
  • Health Educator/Coach
  • Public Health Project Manager
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors

Advance your career-apply today!

Curriculum

The Master of Public Health curriculum provides a graduate with the skills and knowledge across a broad spectrum of disciplines to develop professionals that protect and improve the health of a population. You can take all of the below public health courses online. 

This program has a total of 42 credits comprised of 9 required courses (27 credits) and 3 elective courses (9 credits) and 2 research courses. 

Get information on our Course Schedules.  View Course Descriptions

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Required Courses 27
PHLY700 Public Health: Social Justice & Beyond
PHLT701 Environmental Health 3
PHLT702 Health Policy & Management 3
PHLT703 Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health 3
PHLT704 Epidemiology 3
PHLT705 Biostatistics 3
PHLT706 Public Health: Innovation & Action 3
RSCI717 Healthcare Leadership & Decision Making 3
COM751 Health Communications 3
Elective Courses - Choose 3  9
MGMT726 Services & Programs for Older Adults 3
MGMT721 Elder Care Policy & Politics 3
NHP702 Nutrition Assessment 3
NHP714 Health Education & Promotion through Social Media 3
RSCI708 Applied Nutrition Across the Lifespan 3
CJ740 Theories of Violence & Aggression 3
CJ741 Interpersonal & Relationship Violence 3
CJ742 Violence Prevention Advocacy & Social Change 3
CJ751 Victimology 3
Research Courses  6
RSCI780 Quantitative & Qualitative Research 3
RSCI781 Capstone 3
Total number of credits required 42

Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Public Health graduate degree program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. 

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  4. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  5. Minimum GPA of 2.7
  6. Resume

Prerequisites

  • Statistics  (3credits)
  • Lasell University offers online and/or face to face options for all required pre-requisites

No GMAT/GRE scores are required for admission. 

International Applicants:

This program is not F-1 eligible, international applicants can only be considered for the online curriculum option.

All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.

For additional requirements please visit our International Admission Requirement page.

Materials should be submitted through MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

Questions about your application? Call/text us today at 617-243-2400!