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. Our bachelor of 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: 06/30/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5-12

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 will take courses taught by faculty at Arizona State University and the University of New South Wales in Sydney. This alliance allows you to learn from public health experts around the world and gives you international exposure as you complete your bachelor of public health.

As an online student can also take part in any of the more than 250 study abroad experiences offered by Arizona State University. The programs are as long as a whole or semester or as short as one week. All programs offer the opportunity to earn course credit and some also include international internship placements.

Featured 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 201: International Indigenous Health


CHS 301: Epidemiology for International Public Health


CHS 303: Health Promotion


CHS 304: Communicable Disease


CHS 305: Principles of Prevention & Public Health Surveillance


CHS 306: Public Health Policy & Programs


CHS 401: Ethics in Public Health


CHS 307: Health Leadership


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: 33.8 %
Salary: $84,060

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Environmental Specialist


Growth: %
Salary:

Epidemiologist


Growth: 8.8 %
Salary: $69,660

Health and Safety Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 20.5 %
Salary: $98,350

Social Services Director


Growth: 18.0 %
Salary: $64,100

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

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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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