Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program prepares students to become effective public health professionals. The M.P.H. is a 45-credit program that includes a core curriculum and specializations in four areas of public health :

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. This curriculum helps students 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.

The Biostatistics concentration guides students through the branch of statistics responsible for proper interpretation of health sciences data. Biostatisticians use mathematical theory to work with study data to make inferences about associations and causations seen in the study population. Students in this concentration will gain expertise in public health data analysis and result interpretation.

The Health Administration and Policy concentration prepares students for careers in public health leadership roles, focusing on health care systems management, finance and policy and legislative implications for public health problems and population health. Students will learn how to manage public health programs, evaluate and inform public health policy, and conduct research that helps shape public health systems.

For inquiries on the M.P.H. program, please contact Graduate Director Dr. Roy Oman at

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