In 2002, Western Kentucky University became the first university in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to offer an accredited MPH degree. WKU now offers two accredited general public health degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) and the Master of Public Health (MPH). Each program is tailored to meet students’ professional interests, through minors (BSPH) and certificates (MPH and BSPH). Eligible BSPH students can even get a jump on their MPH through the Joint Undergraduate-Master Program (JUMP)! The MPH program is offered on campus and in a fully-online asynchronous format.
Our mission -- to prepare competent public health practitioners to enhance the health status and quality of life of diverse populations – is embodied through our applied and competency-based curricula, public health partnerships, commitment to equity and justice, and student-centric faculty who are committed to student success.
Home of the Hilltoppers, WKU is recognized as a Military Friendly® School, with benefits extending to all branches of Uniformed Services. Come climb with us!