Elmhurst’s Online MPH Program Named Among Nation’s Best

November 14, 2014 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Public Health Online, a leading online resource for public health education and careers, has recognized Elmhurst College as having one of the Best Online Master’s in Public Health Programs of 2014–15.

The organization recently analyzed data from hundreds of online public health degree programs across the country to find out which colleges excel at online learning at the master’s level. The list of Best Online MPH Programs for 2014–15 included programs that not only meet the standard of excellence for traditional on-campus public health programs, but that also provide students with the flexibility to continue their higher education through the graduate level while working and building experience in their chosen field. Elmhurst is ranked among the top 50 programs.

“We’re very pleased to get this kind of recognition, and we’re proud of why the program has earned it,” said Timothy H. Ricordati, dean of the School for Professional Studies at Elmhurst College. “Our Online Center is designed to provide students with access to everything they need to be successful, from course readings and exams to tutoring and career services. And we offer a multidisciplinary curriculum that’s taught by faculty who are committed to providing a high-touch, supportive learning environment for students.”

Health education, community health and other public health-related occupations are expected to grow faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. In response, the number of accredited public health programs has grown by 23 percent.

“Many public health careers require a master’s degree,” said Wes Harris, founder of Public Health Online. “Today’s working professionals need the flexible learning options these online MPH programs offer.”

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