Bachelor of Science in Public Health
The University offers its Public Health Bachelor of Science Degree entirely online to empower students who want to make a difference in communities worldwide. Through this program, students are challenged to research and develop implementable solutions that address existing and emerging human health issues. This respected online curriculum is designed to educate and develop mission-capable leaders in the public health workforce. Students are taught a blend of comprehensive subjects that are professionally focused and range from science and research to psychology and sociology. Students gain a foundational understanding of public policy, law, and administration in addition to public health system management, finance, and organization.
This online program attracts many working professionals who are already participating in a variety of health system projects or who demonstrate a passion for supporting public health missions in the United States and abroad. The program is also ideal for scholars seeking a public-minded degree. The public health program is taught by expert professionals. Many are leaders in the field, first responders, and active members of industry associations. The University is also a respected leader in emergency and disaster management and homeland security education. Students have the unique flexibility to leverage these interdisciplinary studies by choosing a concentration in emergency management, environmental health, or public administration. Through the integration of these critical areas of focus along with leading insights in medicine, wellness, policy, social work, and administrative management, students gain a holistic perspective in their quest to improve the health and the quality of human life.
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Program Completion Rates, Median Debt, and More
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|2012-2013 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||4 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||77%|
|Tuition & Fees as of September 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2012-2013 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$0|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 89% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 The undergraduate book grant provides textbooks, e-books, and other course materials at no cost to students for courses being taken for academic credit. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.