Inspired students committed to creating conditions under which people can be healthy.


To prepare future public health leaders with the skills required to address today’s population health challenges through the provision of high quality teaching and mentoring, scholarly activities, service, and community based projects.


Our Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.CEPH Accreditation Logo

Graduates of CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health are equipped with the population health skills to address the world’s most pressing health issues. Westminster University’s Masters in Public Health Program was accredited by the CEPH on June 23, 2012 for the full five-year term, extending to July 1, 2017.

Thank You to Our Donor

The program is made possible through a very generous donation to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences by philanthropist The Very Reverend Fredrick "Rick" Quinney Lawson. Rev. Lawson has been a long-time supporter of Westminster. He was integrally involved in the creation of the Emma Eccles Jones Center for Nursing and Heath Sciences, which was funded by his great aunt, Emma Eccles Jones' Foundation. As a reverend at St. Marks Cathedral in Salt Lake, Rev. Lawson is uniquely tied to the university since Westminster's nursing program conducts their annual pinning ceremony there. In 2003, he was presented an honorary degree from the university for his genuine concern for the community.

Meet the Faculty

John Contreras, Ph.D

John Contreras, Ph.D


Colette McAfee, Ph.D

Colette McAfee, Ph.D

Associate Professor-Mph

Rachel Myrer

Rachel Myrer

Assistant Professor


For questions and information related to admissions, contact the Graduate Admissions Office. For questions and information related to the Master of Public Health program, contact Josh Fisher, graduate programs coordinator for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.