Make a significant and critical impact on the health of populations with a master's degree in public health from Gordon College. This unique online degree program allows flexibility for full-time or part-time students as we integrate public health education with a Christian worldview.
We know what it feels like to try balancing passion for public health with passion for Christ. At Gordon, we strive to make this easier. We incorporate public health education and Christian-based principles in order to elevate the effectiveness of our graduates as public health leaders.
Gordon’s MPH degree program fits around your busy schedule. It combines online courses, which are given in 8-week blocks, with two on-campus weekend experiences for intensive workshops, networking and community building.
Public health careers are critically important for ensuring the health and well-being of populations around the globe. With an MPH from Gordon, you’ll be prepared to meet today’s most pressing public health challenges, including analyzing complex health data systems, mapping and reducing chronic and infectious disease burdens, advocating for equitable public policies and managing fragmented healthcare systems.
Upon graduation from Gordon’s MPH degree program, you’ll be qualified for a variety of public health careers at nonprofit organizations, private corporations, state and local health departments, federal agencies, healthcare facilities, healthcare consulting firms and more.
Gordon’s location near Boston, a global hub for healthcare, also offers a wide array of opportunities for public health careers. The city is home to top institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as many global health focused non-governmental organizations.
Gordon’s public health degree gives you a competitive edge over students from other similar MPH programs by offering two concentrations that focus on the most in-demand skills. These concentrations can also lead to some of the most well-paying public health jobs.
A master's in public health from Gordon will jumpstart or deepen your career. Discover how a unique combination of quality Christian-based education, relational community, value-driven faculty, leadership development and a global health perspective make ours a top public health degree.
Experience an MPH degree program that's designed to exceed your expectations. You’ll explore the full depth and breadth of public health with a Christian worldview through top-quality online courses, in-person weekends, thoughtful seminar series and hands-on practicum experiences.
Build an authentic and meaningful community. Though program courses are online, we’ve also included on-campus weekends to enable you to develop relationships with faculty and fellow students while participating in workshops, identifying public health interests and practicum opportunities and building key skills to integrate into real-world public health practice.
Learn from experienced faculty who are called to their positions by their passion for public health and love for Christ. Our public health faculty members prioritize teaching and mentoring and are committed to intentional Christian workplaces where science and faith not only co-exist, but also meaningfully build upon one another.
Gain the leadership skills that are essential for effective public health professionals. Gordon’s master's in public health provides a forum in which leadership philosophies, theories and practices are synthesized, analyzed and evaluated. This emphasis on leadership development is woven throughout the entire curriculum in order to fill a noted skill gap in public health.
Approach public health with a global perspective. Gordon’s MPH program recognizes the interconnections of health around the globe and intentionally provides courses that incorporate and apply public health skills in global contexts. You’ll also benefit from unique global insights stemming from Gordon’s support of international ministries and their leaders.
“The MPH program at Gordon is a unique and critical opportunity to align excellent public health education with Christian-based principles and mission.”
—DR. HEATHER SIPSMA
MPH Program Director
Gordon’s MPH courses equip you with the technical skills that are most essential today. Our public health degree curriculum features interdisciplinary learning through the lens of Christian values in order to foster the critical thinking, problem solving, communications, ethical decision-making and leadership skills that are key for public health professionals. At Gordon, you’ll also receive more instruction for less cost compared to other programs. Learn more about our curriculum.
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Take advantage of either a fall or spring start! Apply by December 15 to join us for spring 2023.
Gordon College is one of the nation's premier Christian colleges and located just north of Boston. We offer students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith.
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