48 Credit Hours


The CU Master of Science in Public Health degree program is for candidates from diverse backgrounds seeking to become practitioners and researchers.

The MSPH requires the completion of 48 credit hours (including capstone project), over 2 years. The program prepares students for practice in the field or an advanced degree, such as a PhD, by providing a strong grounding in research methods, epidemiology, and biostatistics.

The CU master’s program is high quality and extremely affordable. It is differentiated by greater flexibility in delivery and the ability of students to take courses in cognate areas such as data science.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate using basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including using technology tools
  • Develop exemplary professionals who are able to integrate and apply the knowledge basic to public health and perform its core functions
  • Develop real-world skills and knowledge in health-related settings
  • Address community-identified needs and assist in solving urgent public health problems
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of the tenets of public health, its core values, concepts, functions, ethics, organizational structures and regulations

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Degree Requirements

  • The maximum time limit to complete the program is four years or 150% of the credits, whichever the student reaches first.
  • A minimum of 24 credit hours must be completed at CU.
  • Up to 50% of the required credit hours can be transferred.
  • Graduation is contingent upon the completion of 48 hours of prescribed courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.