Master of Public Health Admission

Advance Your Career With Concordia's MPH

The Concordia University Texas Master of Public Health (MPH) in Policy & Management is a fully online program that equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to improve public health through effective business practices and policies.

The Concordia MPH will enable you to make a positive impact on communities and access leadership roles within the field.

The University is working toward accreditation by the Council on Education in Public Health (CPH).

MPH Program Benefits

  • Flexible online degree
  • 16-month completion time
  • Ease of entry (No GRE or admission test required)
  • No previous experience in public health required
  • Curriculum based on ethics and social justice
  • Experienced faculty with diverse professional backgrounds
  • Valuable hands-on and networking opportunities
  • Affordability (locked-in tuition, Tornado Textbooks program)

As an MPH student, you will:

  • Complete 42 credit hours of coursework over 16 months.
  • Develop knowledge and skills needed to lead in public health.
  • Explore a variety of areas in public health.
  • Gain real-world experience through the capstone practicum.

Concordia professors are attentive to each student's particular needs, providing online students with the same individualized attention that on-campus students receive. With a personalized education, you will be better prepared to excel in your desired role and advance into a leadership role.

"The marketplace for professionals in public health is competitive, and a master's degree is a strong asset to have. Concordia is very attentive to student needs, which helps our MPH graduates stand out."

– Dr. Glendene Lemard-Marlow, MPH Director

Modality: Online

Time to Completion: 16 months (four semesters)

Learn more about the MPH program at our Admissions Open House.

Curriculum and Format

The Concordia MPH program offers comprehensive courses taught by faculty members with diverse professional backgrounds.

Curriculum

The Concordia MPH consists of 42 credit hours.

Semester 1:
Essentials of Health Behavior
Community Health
Principles of Epidemiology

Semester 2:
Health Education
Global Health Systems
Essentials of Biostatistics

Semester 3:
Essentials of Environmental Health
Global Health Policy & Trends
Global Public Health Ethics & Research Methods

Semester 4:
Public Health Communication
Public Health Management & Economics
Public Health Master's Practicum Capstone & Public Health Leadership

Time Commitment

The fully online program offers flexible eight- and 16-week courses with weekly deadlines.

Expect to spend 12 to 18 hours each week attending sessions, watching lectures, studying, preparing assignments and collaborating with your cohort team members. You will complete reading, online work, team projects, case studies, and a practicum at the end of the program.

Vacation periods are just that - time off for you. Classes will not be held on holidays, and assignments will not be due during your breaks.

Information Sessions

Learn more about the MPH program at our Admissions Open House.

Cohort Design

A cohort is a group of 15 to 25 peers with whom you will take all of your courses. Your cohort will be your learning community that supports and challenges you as you develop personally and professionally into an effective public health leader.

Cohorts begin in the fall and spring semesters. Contact an Admissions counselor for more information.

Admissions Deadlines

Candidates for the MPH should submit a complete application package by the final deadline. Candidates who complete the application package will receive an admissions decision within two weeks of the deadline date.

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: Contact admissions@concordia.edu
Fall 2021 Acceptance confirmation Deadline: Contact admissions@concordia.edu

Admission Requirements

Concordia selects students who present the most competitive applications and who we consider most likely to be successful, contributing members of the Concordia community who will graduate. To reach admission decisions, Concordia evaluates all candidates in a comprehensive way using these criteria.

We encourage applicants with diverse undergraduate degrees and work experience.

Requirements

  1. Completed application
  2. 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0 for a baccalaureate degree conferred by a regionally accredited program
  3. A personal essay explaining reason(s) for pursuing the program
  4. Resume
  5. Non-refundable application fee of $50

If a candidate does not meet the above requirements, they may still be considered for admission by the administrative review committee. 

Note: Applicants must have the transcript sent to Concordia directly from the institution of record on or before orientation. A student-delivered transcript will not be accepted as an official transcript unless it is received in the original sealed envelope and appropriately stamped by the institution of record as "Issued to Student in a Sealed Envelope."

Application Process

The admissions process begins with submitting an application to the Office of Admissions. Decisions regarding acceptance are made at completion of the application file. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

1. Online Application and Application Fee

Complete the online application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. On your application, please use your legal name and fill in any maiden names.

If you have a promo code, do not enter your credit card information.

2. Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor's and/or master's degree any any graduate coursework attempted.

The Office of Admissions requires that you have the official transcript from your degree-granting institution sent directly to the University (see official address below). Please request your transcript immediately, as it may take up to six weeks for transcripts to arrive in our office.

If any transcripts are from a foreign institution, an official WES Foreign Education Credential Service evaluation must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions. For more information please visit the WES websites. Please note: This process could take several weeks.

You have three ways to get your transcripts to Concordia:

1. Student Delivered
A student-delivered transcript will be accepted as an official transcript only if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to Student in a Sealed Envelope."

2. Electronically
National Transcript Center
ScripSafe

3. Mailed
All mailed transcripts should go to:

Concordia University Texas
Office of Admissions Processing
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726

3. Professional Work Experience

Submit your resume.

4. Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the online federal application at studentaid.gov for the school year. The Concordia University Texas school code is 003557.

For those eligible, financial aid is available in the form of unsubsidized loans.

5. Payment Options

The Concordia MPH features locked-in tuition, meaning that you will pay the same rate of tuition throughout the entire program.

Where to send all admissions documents:

Office of Admissions Processing
Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726

FAX: 512-313-4639

admissions@concordia.edu

Program Costs

The Concordia MPH offers flexibility through multiple payment options, and with locked-in tuition, you will pay the same tuition rate throughout the duration of the program.

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn about payment options, deadlines, FAFSA and how to get help paying for your education.

For those eligible, financial aid is available in the form of unsubsidized loans.

If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

Payment Types

Concordia accepts three methods of payment:

  • Online through your MyInfo account
  • Check or money order sent by mail to: Concordia University Texas, Attn: Student Accounts, 11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, TX 78726
  • Cash, check, credit or debit card at the Student Central office, which is located on campus at C-256 in Cedel Hall

Payment plans are available and can be set up through your MyInfo account.

If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

Service Members Information

Concordia University Texas is grateful, proud and supportive of those who have or continue to serve through the military.

For those looking to start or continue their education, we have a variety of options to assist. CTX is a Yellow-Ribbon Institution and accepts most VA-funded students, including Montgomery and Post 9/11. Note that the Hazelwood Act is only valid for public institutions.

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MPH Events

Join us for an upcoming event to learn more about the Concordia MPH.

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Next Steps

Have you been accepted to the Concordia MPH program? Congratulations!

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Application for Admission

The online application is available for you to apply to the program. You will be able to save your progress as you add the required files and information needed for acceptance.

Please review the requirements before starting your application.

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