Online Bachelor of International Public Health

The aging population, infectious diseases and other health concerns are all contributing to the growing demand for international public health workers. Arizona State University’s Bachelor of International Public Health prepares you to meet these challenges and improve global health. This degree is offered in collaboration with the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5–12

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is international public health?

International public health promotes improved outcomes for health and well-being on a worldwide scale. It emphasizes the importance of preventive care and treating chronic conditions for aging patients across the globe. At the same time, health care initiatives focused on fighting epidemics and pandemics are also essential international public health efforts. In this field, you can:

  • Create effective public health practices within the principles of equity, ethics and sustainable development.
  • Work to improve infrastructure to provide public health, preventative and clinical services to communities.

Is public health a good field to go into?

Pursuing a career in public health gives you the chance to support change that has a meaningful impact on the health of people around the world. The United Nations expects member states to achieve universal health coverage by 2030, which will require an expansion of public health and clinical health professionals and programs in many countries. This and other factors have caused the demand for international public health workers to increase over the past decade and into the future.

Should I get an online degree in public health?

An online public health degree provides the knowledge and skills you need for a career focused on addressing systemic issues related to global wellness and health care. In our program, through the PLuS Alliance, you’ll have the flexibility to take courses taught by faculty at ASU and the University of New South Wales in Sydney. This alliance allows you the opportunity to learn from public health experts around the world and gives you international exposure as you complete your bachelor of public health.

Additionally, you can take part in any of the more than 250 study abroad experiences offered by ASU. The programs are as long as a whole semester or as short as one week. All programs offer the opportunity to earn course credit and some also include international internship placements.

Will my public health degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

International public health courses

To earn your online public health degree, you will complete a broad range of courses, covering prevention, health culture, ethics, biostatistics, economics, public health policy, anatomy and physiology and more. This program ends with two capstone courses where you’ll gain hands-on experience in international public health while completing a project related to your interests.


CHS 307: Health Leadership


MED 450: Leadership and Professionalism


MED 445: Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease


CHS 309: Evaluating Chronic Disease Programs


ASB 100: Introduction to Global Health (GCSI OR SB & G)


ASB 301: Global History of Health (HUAD OR SB & G & H)


BIO 100: The Living World (SCIT OR SQ)


BIO 160: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (SCIT OR SQ)


What can I do with an online public health degree?

After earning your bachelor in public health, you may go on to pursue career options with international aid groups, global nongovernmental organizations or government-sponsored health programs. The organizations include the Peace Corps, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and more. Possible jobs related to international public health include:

Biostatistician


Growth: 31.6 %
Salary: $98,920

Community Health Worker


Growth: 14.1 %
Salary: $46,190

Environmental Protection Specialist


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $76,480

Environmental Specialist


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $48,380

Epidemiologist


Growth: 26.7 %
Salary: $78,520

Health and Safety Manager


Growth: 13.3 %
Salary: $78,570

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 28.4 %
Salary: $104,830

Learn from renowned faculty in international public health

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Learn from renowned faculty in international public health

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements for the online public health degree

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Earn your bachelor of public health from a connected health college

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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