Inaugural class will receive $10,000 tuition waiver.*

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ACHE Master of Public Health

Our Mission

To prepare highly skilled and compassionate public health leaders who actively engage in their community to advance health and well-being.

Our Vision

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Master of Public Health Program will be recognized for developing diverse and skilled public health professionals who champion equitable access and promote the health and well-being of populations to strengthen communities.

Program Overview

Program Mission and Focus

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) Master of Public Health (MPH) program continues the institution’s mission of prioritizing the health and wellness of underserved communities. Cultivating highly competent and compassionate health professionals, our MPH program offers an academically rigorous environment focused on strengthening communities.

Application Timeline

The MPH application opens September 7, 2023. MPH has a rolling admissions process with a decision within approximately two weeks of a completed application. Priority application deadline is May 1, 2024.

Program Format

The ACHE MPH program will be delivered via distance education with synchronous and asynchronous components. The MPH program’s distance education delivery method offers flexibility for students.

Ideal Student Characteristics and Career Opportunities

We are seeking students who have a passion for serving underserved communities and demonstrate the grit and determination necessary to be successful in the field.

ACHE’s MPH program provides working professionals with the skills, knowledge, and credentials needed to advance in the field of public health. Examples include: working in healthcare, government, non-profit organizations, or community industries. ACHE MPH students will evaluate and implement public health programs to raise awareness of best health practices to make impactful changes in their communities.


*Tuition Waiver Information

Students will be granted the tuition waiver as installments over the five semesters of the program. Terms and conditions apply. For more information contact MPH admissions at 

Program Components

ACHE MPH students will complete foundational courses to meet competency requirements in the core areas of public health: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, health services administration, and environmental health sciences.

Additionally, students will complete coursework in their selected program concentration:


The program includes an Applied Practice Experience (APEx) for 120 clock hours that aligns with the student’s chosen area of interest to include an active application of their gained knowledge throughout the curriculum. Each student will also complete a capstone project to demonstrate mastery of the content learned throughout the program from both the coursework and APEx.

Full-time students are expected to complete the 42-credit hour program over a 21-month period.

Program Approval

The Master of Public Health degree has been approved by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission.

Faculty & Staff Support

The MPH program faculty will include full-time and part-time instructors who have content expertise in the various components of the program.

“Arklahoma in the Fort” Radio Interview: ACHE MPH Program

          In a recent episode of the "Arklahoma Today: Morning in the Fort" radio show, Dr. Alexis Kendrick,  Master of Public Health Program Director, shared valuable insights about the future of healthcare education. The interview centered...

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