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Master of Public Health (MPH): What it is and What You Can Do With it

A Master of Public Health (MPH) is a graduate-level degree that trains students to protect and improve the health of their community. MPH programs give students a deeper understanding of the five core disciplines of public health: health policy and management, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. 

What Can You Do With a Master of Public Health (MPH)? 

With a Master of Public Health, you can positively impact your community through a variety of diverse career opportunities and the need for experts in healthcare is only growing. 

Industry demand for professionals like Epidemiologists, Health Informatics Specialists, Health Information Technologists, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, and Medical and Health Service Managers is forecast to grow at a rate of 9% or higher through 2032. 

Careers You Can Pursue With a Master of Public Health (MPH)

Some examples of jobs you can pursue with a Master of Public Health include: 

  • Public Health Officer/Administrator
  • Performance Management Director
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public Policy Coordinator
  • Public Health Emergency Management
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists
  • Biostatistician
  • Healthcare Administrator/Manager
  • Healthcare Data Analyst

Organizations You Could Work With 

With a Master of Public Health, some organizations you could seek a career with include but are not limited to: 

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • US Public Health Services (USPHS)
  • State Department of Health and Human Services
  • County Public Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • College Health Settings
  • Governmental Organizations
  • Non-Profits
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

Choosing the Right Master of Public Health (MPH) Program for You 

As the need grows for healthcare and public health professionals, so do the programs that students have to choose from. If you find it difficult to decide which Master of Public Health (MPH) program is the one for you, consider the following questions:  

  • What are your career goals? 
  • Is the program accredited? 
  • How flexible is the program? Does it fit into your schedule?
    • Is this program in-person or online? 
  • What are the admissions requirements? Is GRE required? 
  • What resources are available to students? How are students supported academically and professionally? 

Are You Ready to Earn a Master of Public Health (MPH)? Bryan University’s Accelerated MPH Program Could Be What You’re Looking For! 

If you’re passionate about community health and want to turn that passion into a career, Bryan University’s Master of Public Health degree program could be what you’re looking for. 

Bryan U’s accelerated 13-month MPH program is 100% online with all books and course materials included with tuition. Our program also includes one certification attempt for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certification. 

Click here to learn more about Bryan University’s Master of Public Health degree program today! 

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