Apr 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Rivier University offers an individualized and interprofessional experience that focuses on the competencies professionals need to improve the health of communities and individuals within populations. The curriculum provides graduate professional education in qualitative/quantitative research; health policy; ethics; epidemiology; quality health care improvement, global health, behavioral health and health promotion, health care administration, health care finance; genomics and informatics, and community engagement strategies. Rivier University’s online low residency MPH program will allow for students to achieve high-level competencies in public health in an intense and accelerated learning environment. Potential candidates must show evidence of successful completion of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited school. 

Upon successful completion of the Master of Public Health degree requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Ensure ethical principles are applied in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining and dissemination of data and information.
  • Make evidence-based decisions through the evaluation of the validity and reliability of data.
  • Identify and assess assets and resources that can be used for improving the health of a community.
  • Ensure implementation of policies, programs and services is consistent with laws and regulations.
  • Assess the use of public health informatics in developing, implementing, evaluation and improving policies, programs and services.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency.
  • Evaluate strategies for communicating information to influence behavior and improve health recognizing the impact of the social determinates of health.
  • Recognize the ways diversity influences policies, programs, services, and the health of communities.
  • Ensure public health sciences use principles of health equity and are applied in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services.
  • Manage the implementation of policies and procedures of the governing body or administrative unit that oversees local and global organizations.
  • Ensure that programs are managed within current and projected budgets and staffing levels.
  • Advocate for the role of public health in providing population health services locally, nationally, and globally.