July 1, 2010
La Salle University Announces
Master of Public Health Program
La Salle University announces a new Master of Public Health (MPH) Program to begin in the fall. The program educates professionals for interdisciplinary, collaborative health care practice to improve the health of vulnerable and diverse populations. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling admission basis.
“Graduates of the La Salle's MPH Program will expand the public health work force that is committed to service and leadership in communities,” said Zane Robinson Wolf, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean of La Salle’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences. “The program will address the needs of underserved urban populations.”
The MPH program is based on the philosophy that good health and disease prevention is integral to the well-being not only of our country’s citizens but also the more global community. Students will collaborate with community members and other professionals to create, implement, and evaluate programs aimed at disease prevention and health promotion.
Designed as a part-time program, MPH students enroll in two classes each semester (including summer), which are scheduled in the evening at La Salle’s Northwest Philadelphia campus. Most classes are Web-enhanced.
MPH students complete field-study courses as integrative elements of the program. The capstone courses for the 48-credit program are completed during a field-practice internship in communities that are identified as medically underserved or vulnerable. The field-practice experience may be completed as full-time or part-time.
For additional information about La Salle’s MPH program, visit www.lasalle.edu/mph.