Johnson & Wales University Launches New Master of Public Health Degree

Story by JWU Media Relations , on Apr 26, 2023 12:00 PM


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — April, 26, 2023 – Johnson & Wales University launched a new in-person Master of Public Health degree program, continuing the university’s commitment to expanding the College of Health & Wellness.

“Our new degree program emphasizes practical, hands-on experience and use of analytical skills in decision making in order to meet the evolving complex public health challenges of the 21st century,” said program director Jonathan Noel, Ph.D., M.P.H. “Our enhanced curriculum, which integrates advanced research methodologies and technology-driven learning, will help students develop the necessary skills to become leaders in public health.”

The first class will begin the two-year degree program in Fall 2023. A bachelor’s degree in public health is not required to apply, as the program welcomes applicants of any prior degree program who are interested in expanding their career in public health. Designed to accommodate working professionals, the program offers flexible learning opportunities including a choice between full- or part-time learning and evening classes. The new program complements the university’s already existing public health, health science, and healthcare administration undergraduate degrees.

The new program comes just a few months after the announcement of JWU’s Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing, an innovative program that will prepare graduates for an in-demand career in nursing in just 16 months.

Learn more about JWU’s Master of Public Health program.

About JWU

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 8,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, food innovation, hospitality, nutrition, health and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics and design. JWU’s unique model provide students with the personalized attention, academic expertise and industry connections that inspire professional success and personal growth. The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings. The university’s impact is global, with alumni in 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. 

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