Public Health Degree

Why choose Public Health?

Through WSU’s Public Health program you will be able to take advantage of the following:

  • A growing need for trained professionals with an education in Public Health.
  • Community-based learning.
  • Career flexibility.
  • Education advancement potential.
  • Become visible & valued as you improve the health of surrounding communities.
  • Also be qualified to work in fields such as biomedical informatics and biomedical research.

What degrees are offered through distance learning?

The Health Administrative Services Department has been proud to offer many degrees that can be completed either in person or online. This degree takes advantage of those resources offering courses on-campus, on-line, and through independent study.

Contact the continuing education department at 801-626-6600 for more information about independent study options.

What are the employment opportunities?

The BSPH program will prepare graduates to take on entry-level jobs in epidemiology and public health administration at local and state departments of health. Assessments in recent years have shown that there is a growing lack of qualified workers to fill entry-level positions in the public health workforce at both state and local levels. This will put our program students in a great position to meet that need and improve health on both a local and state level.

Additionally, it will prepare graduates for continued education towards a Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Biomedical Informatics.

What will I learn in the program?

With the foundations of leadership, management, communication, program planning, and public policy, our graduates will learn how to work effectively in a public health position.  In some of our program-specific courses our students will also learn about advanced epidemiology and population health, health data analytics, public health finance and grant writing.

Is there an application deadline?

Applications will be processed two times each academic year. Application deadlines are February 15th and September 15th each year. Make application to the program and the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions Admissions Office. An overall GPA of 2.75 is required.


For more information or if you would like to schedule an advising appointment:
Miland Palmer (
Office: 801.626.7378

Curriculum Schedule

Course Requirements

Contact your academic advisor to discuss your course schedule.