Become a Community Health Worker with an Online Bachelor's in Public Health

An online health education degree provides a broad understanding of the public health field and access to a broad variety of public health careers such as community health worker or health educator at federal, state, and local health agencies, consulting firms, consumer advocacy organizations, hospitals and integrated health care systems, non-government and private business and industry. Students who graduate with an Online Bachelor’s in Public Health will be prepared for many entry-level public health positions, while also providing the background knowledge required to pursue a broad range of graduate degree programs, including a Masters in Public Health (MPH) or a Masters in Health Administration (MHA).

MSU Denver Online graduates with a Public Health, B.A. will have skills to succeed in a variety of public health careers and will understand basic public health functions such as monitoring and assessing the health of communities, identifying health problems and priorities, and implementing evidence-based strategies to promote population health, as well as advanced functions such as planning various health programs and policies to serve the healthcare needs in the community. Our required curriculum was designed to build student knowledge and skill in eleven Public Health Competency Domains identified by the Counsel on Public Health Education (CEPH), which is an accreditation body and sets quality benchmarks in the field.


Public Health Careers

Primary areas for public health careers fall into these main categories: epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare research, chronic and acute illness, applied healthcare projects, environmental & occupational health, health education & behavioral sciences, infectious disease, public policy, global health, nutrition, and maternal child health. Given the recent challenges of a global pandemic and emerging public health concerns, there will be ample opportunities for continued growth in these professional areas.

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$1000 Renewable Annual Scholarship for New and Returning Students

If you are a new MSU Denver student or one who has been away from MSU for at least two semesters and interested in completing a fully online degree, this scholarship is for you.

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Access and Affordability

Access and affordability is our mission. 30% of our students pay no tuition/fees, 46% receive aid, and our tuition is among the lowest in the state.


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1:1 Success Coaching for MSU Denver Online Majors

In the Office of Online Learning, your dedicated Student Success Coach is here to support you. We focus on helping you develop essential skills in our 5 Success Coaching Zones:

  • Growth Roadmapping
  • Time Management & Organization
  • Online Learning Strategies & Study Skills
  • Network of Resources
  • Stress Management, Wellness, & Self-Care


How to Get Started on Your Online Bachelor's in Public Health