Public Health, MPH

Public Health, MPH

The Master of Public Health prepares graduates for positions in community and public health settings by providing an understanding of a broad range of health-related topics, evidence-based approaches to problems, and learning how public health organizations run.  It is designed to educate students to facilitate and improve the public health of communities.

 Program Details

The Master of Public Health will provide students with an understanding of epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, biostatistics, program planning and evaluation based on current health and wellness trends.  This degree is relevant across many industries and organizations, including those that are not centered specifically on health or healthcare, such as, ensuring safe public water access, monitoring building codes, and nutrition. Program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

What Will I Learn

The MPH will introduce students to broad-based training in public health, including:

  • Epidemiological principles
  • Health care programs, policies, and evaluation
  • Environmental health
  • Emergency management
  • Biostatistics and informatics
  • Outbreak investigations
  • Community health
  • Health services and administration
  • Global health

Students learn to develop critical thinking and analysis skills by using evidence-based approaches to evaluate and analyze data.

What Classes Will I Take

The public health degree requires a minimum of 45 credits:

  • 27 SCH MPH Core Curriculum Program
  • 15 SCH Electives
  • 2 SCH Practice Experience
  • 1 SCH Culminating Experience

What Careers Can I Have

Once you earn your MPH, you’ll have the skills to take on a variety of careers that include: 

  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health Care Specialist
  • Health Services Manager
  • Public Health Educator
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Manager

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