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Let a degree in public health put you on a rewarding career path to help safeguard the health and well-being of your community.

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Midway University’s 100% online Public Health degree prepares students for a rewarding career in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public. Public health employees play an important role in society. Those employed in the public health sector are able to promote health of individuals and the entire community through assessment, education, research wellness, and self-care training.

The growing field of public health is broad and offers students a variety of career opportunities such as working with both private and governmental agencies to help promote health adn wellness. In addition, those in public health careers educate the public on improving health both individually and as a community.

The Midway University online Public Health program prepares students for a health career or to pursue a graduate public health degree. The curriculum prepares students to work within and communicate with diverse communities, including global populations. Students in this program will explore a variety of core disciplines including biostatistics, health behavior, global health, environmental health, and epidemiology.  The online Public Health program coursework specifically focuses on community health, research, disaster preparedness, and health communication.

In this online Public Health degree program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Apply knowledge of history, theory, and practice to promote prevention and wellness
  • Apply public health strategies to improve health, safety, and quality of life
  • Analyze the effectiveness of varied health public programs
  • Distinguish health disparities and promote social justice
  • Formulate global, social, and ethical responsibilities in public health decisions
  • Design communication strategies that promote public health campaigns
  • Utilize ethical considerations working with diverse populations
  • Identify, interpret, and evaluate public health information, data, and evidence
Program Highlights

Learn what it takes to earn your degree in this important segment of the health care profession.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid page for more details.

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Depending on your student type, there are different steps needed to get you ready to begin classes. Visit our Next Steps page to find your path, or contact admissions at

Traditional students may declare a major that is only offered online following the guidelines of the online major policy in the academic catalog.

Career Outlook

The online public health degree is designed to place you in a variety of careers, including health educators, medical and health service managers, or community health workers.

The need for educated, experienced public health educators continues to grow to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, provide research and education on chronic diseases, and build systems of public education for personal protection and general health and well-being.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that overall employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031.

Individuals with a degree in public health often work in a variety of health care, government, and public health organizations and can serve in such as:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Biostatistician
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Community Health Manager
  • Health Educator
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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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