National University Ranks Among Top Ten Schools Nationwide for Online Master's in Public Health Program

November 13, 2014

 San Diego, Calif. - Nov. 13, 2014 - National University is among the Top Ten schools in the nation that offer Master’s in Public Health (MPH) programs online, according to an analysis by, a public health education and career resource guide. National University’s program was ranked according to the group’s comprehensive scoring metrics, which include accreditation, placement services, and academic/career counseling services.

National University, which is the 2nd largest private nonprofit university in California, ranks at #8 among 50 schools for its MPH program. National University, which is the only San Diego County-headquartered school in the list, offers programs both online and at 28 campuses in California and Nevada. The University’s MPH program is ranked among other top schools in the country. For complete rankings:

“Clearly our MPH curriculum of study is among the vanguard of schools that focus on health promotion and disease prevention as a means to reduce the cost of care by improving the health of the nation,” said Dr. Gloria J. McNeal, Dean of the National University School of Health and Human Services. “As health services delivery systems undergo rapid change, our program is well positioned to address the need, and to create an array of new career opportunities for professionals with advanced training in public health.”

National University is among a select group of universities that “not only meet the standard of excellence of traditional on-campus public health programs, but also provide students the flexibility to continue their higher education through the graduate level while working and building experience in their chosen field,” according to the formal announcement from

The Master of Public Health (MPH) at National University is offered through the School of Health and Human Services. It is a graduate professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership positions in health promotion and disease prevention, community mental health or public healthcare administration. Faculty members have expertise and experience in public health applied research and in higher education.

In addition, National University’s School of Health and Human Services launched about a year ago what is believed to be the only health analytics master’s degree program of its kind in the country, which is also available online. The Master of Science in Health and Science Analytics has been developed to meet a growing need to increase the number of experts who can analyze data to improve the overall efficiency of medical care and improve patient health.

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. With 30,000 students and more than 140,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering and Computing; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer more than 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials. Programs are offered at locations throughout California and across the nation, and are also available online. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

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