Advance Your Career
Ready to take your career a step further? Earning your Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at Monroe’s King Graduate School is the way to do it. Prepare for leadership and management positions in government agencies, academia, healthcare institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Specialize in the field that’s most important to you.
- Flexible scheduling;
- Courses offered on campus, online, or a combination of both
- Practice-based internship
- Industry-driven curriculum
A 45-credit program, the MPH involves traditional public health coursework, a research course, a practice-based internship, and, depending on your chosen area of concentration, a thesis based on an outcomes-oriented project.
- Health Administration & Leadership - thesis required
- Community Health - thesis required
- Biostatistics & Epidemiology - thesis not required
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Public Health Surveillance Methods
This course prepares you to design, evaluate, and operate a public health surveillance system, analyze and interpret surveillance data, apply surveillance to various settings, diseases, and public health emergencies, understand how surveillance is used to develop public policy, and appreciate the legal and ethical implications of surveillance.
Enrich your MPH by specializing in one of three concentrations:
Health Administration & Leadership
Explore solutions to public health issues at an administrative level so you can effect changes that benefit underserved and vulnerable populations through policy and legislative efforts. Some of the many job titles that you'll be prepared for:
- Director of Public Health
- Health Systems Analyst
- Health Services Research Manager
- Medical Officer
- Program Manager
- Director of Risk Management
- Director of Patient Safety
- Practice Manager
Prepare to analyze public health needs in a community and develop programs to improve the population’s health. Community health work further involves investigation of the causes of poor health and disease, providing health education to affected communities, implementing programs to improve health and healthcare access, and advocating for public policy that supports community health. Some typical positions:
- Health Education Specialist
- HIV/AIDS Counselor
- Director of Environmental Health
- Nonprofit Coordinator
- Public Health Nutritionist
- Surveillance Project Director
Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Biostatisticians and epidemiologists use statistical procedures, techniques, and methodologies to understand disease development and identify health trends, and recommend interventions or preventive programs. As a consequence, the policy or action can range from developing specific regulatory programs to general personal behavioral changes. Job titles include:
- Research Project Manager
- Surveillance Project Director
- Research Assistant
- Data Management Specialist
Professional Track Option
The King Graduate School offers a Professional Experience Track for students who need additional professional work experience to supplement their academic program. The Professional Experience Track requires you to enroll in and complete at least two, one-credit internship courses beginning within the first two semesters of graduate study.
Depending on your undergraduate experience, you may be required to take a foundation course in statistics before beginning the MPH. The Statics Foundation course will strengthen your skills in abstract thinking, critical analysis, and forecasting.