Competitive Candidate Profile

An effective Public Health Practitioner is not only knowledgeable, but experienced, compassionate, and an effective leader and communicator. This is a person who advocates for the health and well-being of the communities they serve. Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the MPH Program, it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the admissions committee whichever of the following key attributes you possess.

We desire that each MPH student:

  • Successfully demonstrates the foundational Public Health competencies
    • Apply evidence-based approaches to public health
    • Understands public health and health care systems
    • Plans and manages programs to promote health
    • Advocates for policy in public health
    • Applies leadership and communication principles
    • Performs effective on interprofessional teams
    • Applies systems thinking
  • Develop strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess a strong work ethic and takes initiative
  • Learn to navigate working within an interprofessional team
  • Continues to expand their critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proactively engages with the profession and the community to create positive changes
Manal Swairjo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences poses oe works with a crystilzation robot in her lab with research assistant Jonathan Alvare

As the class entering in 2024 will be our inaugural class, we do not have class statistics for our WesternU MPH program at this time. For statistics from WesternU’s College of Health Sciences please visit the Office of Institutional Research Academic Outcomes webpage.