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NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Online Master’s in Public Health Program Ranked Among Top 50 in Nation


August 31, 2015
Jeremy Katzman, M.B.A., APR | Office of Public Affairs
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FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – The online Master’s in Public Health Program at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine was recently ranked among the 50 Most Affordable Online MPH Programs in 2015 by the Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration website.

In developing the list, Top Master’s in Healthcare Administrationused the following criteria:

  • Online availability – Only full graduate programs (not certificates) that are available 90% or more online were considered;
  • Affordability – The site averaged each public school’s in-state and out-of-state rates to determine a single approximate cost, combining tuition and fees into one value.

“NSU is proud to be ranked among the best online master of public health programs in the nation,” said Cyril Blavo, D.O., M.S., M.P.H. & T.M., F.A.C.O.P., director and professor of public health, Master of Public Health Program, NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. “A value deeply entrenched in our university is providing services to those who may not otherwise have access, and educating community leaders and health care providers in the tenets of public health is a proven way to achieve this goal.”

There has been a 23 percent increase in the number of accredited public health programs nationwide, and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, health education, community health and other public health-related occupations are expected to grow faster than average.

NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine’s M.P.H. program is an accredited graduate level program designed to prepare students to define, critically assess, and resolve public health problems. The program provides training in the theories, concepts and principles of public health and their application. To meet the rapidly changing needs of health service professionals, including preventive medicine specialists, the curriculum is structured to accommodate a diversity of backgrounds and individual career opportunities, including health care facilities, public health departments, and social service agencies. The program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time studies, online or in person, but students can set their own pace over a period of five years.

In addition to the Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration ranking (No. 36), NSU’s Online Public Health Program is ranked No. 17 out of the top 50 in the United States by Public Health Online in its list of the Best Online Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs for 2014-15.

For more information on the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Master’s in Public Health Program, please visit


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About NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine:  The mission of the College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide learner-centered education, both nationally and internationally, for osteopathic medical students, postgraduate trainees, and other professionals. Through its inter-professional programs, the college prepares competent and compassionate lifelong learners; supports research, scholarly activity, and community service; and advocates for the health and welfare of diverse populations, including the medically underserved. For more information, visit


About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information.