Master of Public Health Program
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The goal of the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program is to prepare students to be effective public health professionals. You will be trained in a variety of disciplines related to the development and provision of public health services; learn to recognize the social, economic, cultural and environmental factors that affect the health of the public; have the knowledge to take a leading role in developing social policies that encourage and foster healthy group and individual behaviors in a community. Public health professionals work in a variety of organizations and agencies to contribute to the common aim of promoting and protecting health in human populations. Students in the M.P.H. program elect a concentration in one of five areas. The areas of concentration include biostatistics, community health, environmental & occupational health sciences, epidemiology, and health management and policy.
Biostatistics: Uses data analysis to determine the cause of disease and to identify health trends in communities by collecting and studying information, forecasting scenarios and making reliable conclusions.
Community Health : Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to identifying community, social and behavioral factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems.
Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences: Recognizes, evaluates and controls environmental contaminants and stressors that affect the population and workplace.
Epidemiology: Investigates the demographic and social trends of diseases and injury to determine their causes, what the risks are, who is at risk and how to prevent further incidences.
Health Management & Policy: Combines law, business, political science, economics and science in managing the human and fiscal resources needed to deliver effective public health services.