The goal of the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program is to prepare students to be effective public health professionals. The M.P.H. degree is a 45 credit program that includes a core curriculum and specializations in epidemiology or social and behavioral health.
The Master of Public Health program at the University of Nevada, Reno contains the following concentrations :
The Epidemiology Concentration examines the fundamental science underlying public health, along with the study of the distribution and determinants of health, disease, injuries, and disability in populations. The Epidemiology Concentration is designed for students seeking to acquire skills necessary for careers in descriptive and analytic epidemiology.
The Social and Behavioral Health concentration is designed for students interested in health promotion, health education, and the prevention and reduction of health disparities over the life course. Social/behavioral health researchers and practitioners solve public health problems through public health policy, services, and interventions at the individual, family, community, and societal level.