Online Public Health Degree

Online Public Health Degree

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 treat both 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 stop the spread of disease or prevent such illness from occurring. Additionally, those in public health 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 Public Health program coursework specifically focuses on community health, research, disaster preparedness, and health communication.

In this 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 globally, socially and ethical responsibility 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

Career Outlook

The online public health degree is designed to place you in a career in varying levels 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 on 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 13 percent from 2019 to 2029. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029.

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

Why Midway?


student-to-faculty ratio


90% of students receive some form of financial assistance


meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance even as an online student

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

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

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What are my financial aid options?

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 for more details.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Our online and evening undergraduate and graduate programs’ tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken each module. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees 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. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover. We also have specific resource information for military students.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

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.

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University credit can be earned for knowledge gained through prior work and learning experience depending upon the nature and scope of the experience. Students can earn up to 21 credit hours towards an undergraduate degree program based on assessment. Review the Credit for Prior Learning webpage or section in the catalog for more information.

What support services are available for online and evening students?

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling and strategic corporate partnerships.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at

A Peek Inside Our Program

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