Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares students in the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized community outreach. Public health differs from other health programs in that it focuses on large population groups instead of individuals. It emphasizes promoting health and wellness as ultimate goals and prevention over cure.
The MPH degree requires a student to complete 42 semester credit hours within one of five available specialty tracks:
- Environmental Health Sciences
- Health Behavior and Health Education
- Health Policy and Management
- Climate, Rural, and Global Public Health (online only)
Each student is required to declare a specialty track in SOPHAS and is assigned an initial academic advisor. Once the student is enrolled in the program, the student has the option to negotiate advisors and/or change programs, in which case the student must complete the Change of Advisor/Specialty Track form and officially file this change with the Office of the University Registrar (OUR).
Master of Health Administration
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program has been preparing students for careers as healthcare administrators for more than thirty years. It is the only CAHME (Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) – accredited program in Arkansas, and our graduates work in organizations involved in the provision, financing, insuring, and regulation of healthcare. The curriculum is developmentally structured, with each semester’s work building on previous semesters.
Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics
The Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics (MS HCDA) trains individuals with the cutting-edge analytical, information system, and computational skills necessary to compete in today’s health care market. The changes that have occurred over the past few decades in the health care sector have presented a new demand for a workforce that can leverage electronic data to improve the quality and cost-efficiency of health care. The MS HCDA is the only health care analytics program in Arkansas.