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A bachelor’s degree in public health from MU will help you advance your career in the health care and prevention field or prepare you to enter the workforce in a number of core areas of public health, such as health education, epidemiology, health policy and environmental health. If you are interested in promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities where they live – instead of helping people only once they get sick — this may be the degree for you.
Official nameBachelor of health science in public health
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeSchool of Health Professions | Department of Public Health
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission; Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$49,230.00
Transfer credit hours60
Transfer estimated cost$23,355.00
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
This degree has potential benefits for many careers, including
- Community health worker
- Health educator
- Emergency management director
- Research specialist
- Environmental health scientist or specialist
This program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. The length of your program depends on how many credit hours you transfer and whether you study part time or full time.
Core course work covers
- Social and behavioral health
- Global health
- Environmental health
- Public health ethics
- Health care management
- Health promotion programs
- Chronic diseases and public health approaches
- Qualitative methods in public health
Typical program lengthVaries
Typical course loadVaries if full time or part time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
The MU bachelor of health science in public health program is accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health.