Expand your opportunities and enhance your academic credentials in the rapidly growing healthcare industry with your online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean Global Campus (UCCGC). Unlike individual care doctors, becoming a public health professional prepares you for bettering the health of large populations, as you can create various programs, systems, and policies that will benefit their health needs. Whether you are a current or aspiring health professional, this MPH degree provides you with a flexible online education that will build upon previous knowledge and work experience to improve the health of the communities where you live and work.
Upon completion of your online Master of Public Health degree, you will be able to:
Design and conduct assessments that integrate the concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, analysis, interpretation, and evidence-based reasoning to determine the health status and/or health needs of a population
Demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to interact with both diverse individuals and communities utilizing public health education, community empowerment, and information dissemination
Integrate public health theories, models, and concepts across a broad range of disciplines (social, scientific, behavioural, etc.) into public health research and practice to produce or impact an intended public health outcome
Apply quantitative and qualitative research findings found in medical, public health, and social science journals to the identification and pursuit of opportunities for promoting health and preventing disease across the lifespan and for enhancing public health preparedness
Evaluate how the biological, environmental, socioeconomic, behavioural, and cultural determinants of health influence the global and societal burden of disease and contribute to health disparities
Apply systems thinking concepts to effectively implement and manage public health interventions as members of interdisciplinary teams
Evaluate how the legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health systems influence public health policies
This programme is accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean Global Campus offers two options to international students: 100% Online or Blended, i.e. 90% online with required residencies in Jamaica each summer.The intake periods for international (non-Jamaican) students are January, March, May, July, and September.
If you are seeking the first-time admission to any master’s degree program, you must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of your first course at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean Global Campus
Must have a regionally or approved nationally accredited bachelor's degree or post-graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
The language of instruction at UCCGC is English. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate English Language proficiency, through the completion of an approved English testing regime such as, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).