Lead the Community to Healthy Living
Public health professionals step into a variety of environments to determine what changes need to be made to create healthier living. Students are trained to be leaders in public health, and graduate understanding planning and evaluation skills, social determinates of health, health behavior, and more. The Master of Public Health (MPH) Health Education and Promotion (HEP) provides students the education needed to make impactful decisions in nearly every industry.
Degree at a Glance
*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.
Career Outlook for Graduates
Students seeking a MPH degree with a health education and promotion emphasis can pursue a wide variety of high demand, high paying occupational options. These include, epidemiologist/statistician, disaster and emergency specialist, medical and health services managers, public health educator, public health nurse, medical social workers, to name a few.
- Epidemiologist – $69,660
- Statistician – $88,190
- Health Educator – $46,080
- Social Worker – $49,470
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019
Why Earn a Health Education & Promotion Degree from USU Online
The faculty who work with you are researchers and professionals with real-world experience in the public health field. You will be able to learn on your time thanks to the flexible online course offering. Some of the topics the degree covers are social determinants of health, biostatistics and epidemiology, health communication, and more.
Resources for Online Students
For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.
The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Julie.
Julie Gast, PhD, MCHES
Professor and Director
Master of Public Health