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Health Education and Promotion, MPH

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.

Student Experiences

Nate Sealover

Pursuing an MPH because of a global health crisis.

Ashley Sullivan

A mother of two who wanted to improve the health of her community.


Degree at a Glance

Yearly Start Dates
Industry Relevant Courses
Online Curriculum
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Estimated Annual Tuition*

*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2022-2023 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.

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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.

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.

Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
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 USU Health Education and Promotion MPH is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The accreditation review will address the HEP MPH degree only. Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. Please see the CEPH website to learn more about the applicant and accreditation process.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Julie.

Julie Gast

Julie Gast, PhD, MCHES
Professor and Director
Master of Public Health
(435) 797-1490