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SFU Launches Online Master of Public Health Program

June 14, 2019 Tags: Academics , Health Sciences and Education , University News

The obstacles faced by healthcare providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different from those in urban areas. Economic, educational, and cultural differences all converge and foster health care disparities.

Saint Francis University is working to address these rural health needs by offering a 100% online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree beginning in the fall 2019.

The 42-credit online program prepares graduate candidates to become public health leaders in rural health through advocacy, communications, education, and research.

“This program prepares students to work with local, regional, and national health care organizations in disease prevention through program evaluation and implementation. As a Franciscan University, our students are committed to touching the world in a positive way,” said MPH Program Director, Dr. Theresa Horner.

The ease of entry and completion for the online program appeals to the working student and professionals. The program is collaborative and incorporates current graduate course offerings from across the School of Health Science and Education.

Enrollment is now open. Learn more or enroll at

New Online Degree Options

The Master of Public Health degree is one of four newly offered degree options at Saint Francis University that will prepare students to meet the needs of the ever-changing health care and education career landscape. They include:

The Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree is designed for the working registered nurse who is seeking education and clinical skills as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a program that is a mix of in-person and online.

A FNP Post-Master’s Certificate that is designed for the student who has already earned a master’s degree in nursing and is seeking to become a family nurse practitioner.

A 100% online Master of Special Education degree. This curriculum provides students with the knowledge and understanding to succeed in all facets of special education, from implementing curricula to meeting individual needs of students with disabilities at an advanced level.

Learn more about the many graduate degree options at Saint Francis University.

Graduate Degrees & Programs