的 公共卫生硕士 (MPH) degree program prepares professionals with the knowledge, 技能, and 实践 to manage the health and safety concerns of local and global communities. 学生 study the impact of recent public health issues, 政策及程序, and develop hands-on experience through a culminating experience such as a practicum with a public health agency.
的 公共卫生硕士 degree can be earned through a thesis or non-thesis track.
的 Global Health and Social Justice 浓度, which includes the rural health aspect, teaches students about health issues that impact public health on a local as well as global scale. Many public health issues are found in rural settings, whether it be in the U.S. 或者其他国家. 穷人, 失业者, 无家可归的人, and those with limited or no access to healthcare constitute some of the challenges for health policy and public health solutions. 的se issues span countries and influence healthcare within a local and global context.
A graduate of this program will function as a public health specialist or manager of health services in accordance with national standards. He/she will be expected to provide leadership roles in improving the health of populations, oversee clinical health care delivery, 促进健康, 预防疾病, and supervise provision of health services. Competencies gained will enable graduates to specifically interpret national health data and use relevant information to plan for policy changes and advocate for improved quality management methods in the healthcare industry.
的 Health 教育 and Promotion 浓度 incorporates the principles, 实践, and development of a working philosophy of health education to prepare students for engagement in four broad areas: community health, medical or clinical health, 学校健康, and worksite health promotion. 学生 receive training in public health promotion and interventions. 的y learn to address factors in the broader social, 经济, and policy environments to improve the health of populations. 学生 develop practice and research 技能 for population-level interventions, including program development, implementation and evaluation. A graduate of this program will be able to effectively recognize and assess health disparities, communicate health information, 促进卫生公平, and mobilize resources for social change.
Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.