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Master's in Public Health Online

In as little as 12-15 months, learn how to tackle a range of public health issues from acute and chronic illnesses to lifestyle and health behavior change, including maternal and child health, the opioid epidemic, Medicare for all, influenza, obesity, and emerging health issues.

We’ve been awarded $1.5M for scholarship assistance for MPH enrollments. You may be eligible for up to $15,000. Ask an admissions officer to see if you qualify. This scholarship opportunity is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,500,000.

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Advance your career in healthcare with an MPH from UB

100% online

6 start dates

No GRE/GMAT required

7-week terms

3 concentrations

15 month accelerated option*

*Program length may vary by individual

Complete your MPH in as little as 12-15 months

The master's in Public Health online (MPH) degree program at University of Bridgeport prepares public health practitioners for complex local, national and global healthcare issues. UB's faculty are relevant, current practitioners who expertly deliver a fully online, competency-based curriculum to meet the demanding needs of busy and working professionals.

Students learn to tackle a range of public health issues, including acute to chronic illnesses, lifestyle and behavioral health, maternal and child health, the opioid epidemic, Medicare for all, COVID-19, the flu, obesity, and emerging health issues.

This signature program promotes equity, inquiry, health, and well-being, as well as the development of highly skilled leaders who become public hospital administrators, policy makers, public health directors, community leaders, and more. The MPH program is also for nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals with an interest in population health and medicine.

Expert faculty

Meredith Gaffney
Meredith Gaffney, MPH Director

Meredith holds over 20 years of international public health experience working with nonprofits, bilateral organizations, and the United Nations.  Meredith served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador (1997-1999) and holds a Master in Public Health from Tulane University.  She joined the MPH team as an adjunct professor in 2020 and became the Director of the MPH program in 2021.

Leticia Orozco
Leticia DaSilva Orozco, Ed.D.

Completed her undergraduate work at the University of Connecticut in Kinesiology and Nutrition, obtained a Master of Science from Southern Connecticut State University in Human Performance, and later earned a Doctorate in Education, with a concentration in International Studies, from the University of Bridgeport.  She has worked in Higher Education for over 18 years, and her passion is centered around student success, student development, student well-being, social justice, health education, community health, cultural competency, and training the next generation. 

Maritza Bond, MPH
Maritza Bond, MPH

Maritza Bond is a dedicated health professional experienced in local, state, and federal services and mandates. She is the new Director of Public Health in New Haven after being the Director of Public Health and Social Services for the city of Bridgeport. Her expertise includes promoting community health using policy, system, and collective impact framework.

Meg Zayan
Margaret Zayan, EdD, RDH, MPH

Dr. Zayan is an Associate Professor at the University of Bridgeport and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Health Sciences curriculum in community health education. She is one of the founding members of the MPH program and teaches in the BS-HSCI, MPH, and DHSc programs. Prior to her current position, she held the titles of dean and director of the Fones School of Dental Hygiene – University of Bridgeport.  In addition to public health and dental hygiene academic positions, Dr. Zayan worked for the Colorado Migrant Health Department, the United States Agency for International Development, CARE International, and the United States State Department.

The Office of Student Financial Services at UB will help bring your goals within reach by connecting you with a variety of federal, state and private programs that offer loans, grants, scholarships and other awards. There are many financial aid options available to prospective students.

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The benefits of two universities

This is a joint program offered by Goodwin University and University of Bridgeport. You will learn alongside fellow students from both universities and share experiences in a richly diverse learning environment. Upon completion, your master’s degree will list both universities.

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