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Students in the Masters of Public Health Program

Master of Public Health

Presenting at state-wide conferences and leading community outreach. These are just of few of the experiences of our current MPH students. How will you Rise Up?

With a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Lenoir-Rhyne, you will be prepared to confront complex health issues such as improving health care access and policy, controlling infectious disease, and reducing chronic disease. You'll focus on health assessment (local, regional, and global), health policy, change leadership, and operations management. What makes our program unique? Read on.

  • 2 convenient locations: Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory and the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville
  • Non-cohort based course delivery, meaning a flexible schedule at your own pace
  • Traditional and career track admission giving students more than one way to be admitted
  • Involved and engaging faculty with extensive experience in the field


Curriculum Snapshot

Take the program at your own pace, whether that is part time or full tilt. Here are some highlights of what you need to know:

  • 45 credit hours total
  • 3 areas of focus: Public health core, health policy and management, and elective options
  • Flexible format for classes being either full online, hybrid (partially online, partially in class), in the evening, or on weekends.


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Curriculum Overview

MPH Core Courses
MPH 505:    Public Health Biology
MPH 515:    Biostatistics
MPH 521:    Epidemiology
MPH 560:    Environmental Health
COU 535:    Diversity Issues for Helping Professionals
BUS 515:     Human Resource Management for Healthcare Administration
MPH 535:    Program Planning for Health Behavior Change

Health Policy & Management Concentration Courses (12 credits + BUS 515):
BUS 518:    Operations Management for Healthcare Administration
ACC 505:    Accounting and Finance for Healthcare Administration
BUS 522:    Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Administration
MPH 542:    Health Economics and Policy

Practicum & Capstone Experience (6 credits):
MPH 601 - 606: Applied Research and Field Experience

Elective Courses (6 credits):
Possible courses include:

ECO 502:    Managerial Economics
EDU 506:    Child, Individual, and Family Development
BUS 514:    Organizational Behavior
Special Topics MPH courses

Total Credit Hours: 45 hours



Asheville Center for Graduate Studies

Mission Statement
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville provides excellent graduate education that develops innovative leaders prepared to serve the current and future needs of Western North Carolina and beyond.

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