Master of Public Health (MPH)

 

Public health practitioners play an important role in society, whether they are researching and tracking the spread of disease, running awareness campaigns in schools, or advising corporations on health programs and policies. The Public Health program at Southern is intensively hands-on, with internships and class activities that center on community partnerships. Graduates work at local and state health departments, community-based agencies, hospitals, research institutes, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofit agencies.

The Executive Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Program with its unique concentration in management and leadership, develop public health leaders who will assume managerial positions in healthcare entities, local, state and federal government agencies, insurance companies, community-based agencies, biotechnology and research organizations. It is intentionally designed with the needs of mid-career public health professionals in mind. Premised on practice-based teaching and learning, the program allows students to incorporate their professional experience into the classroom through two modalities – fully online and hybrid.


Program Requirements | Academic Map

To ensure a qualified, well-trained public health workforce, the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program offers a planned program of study that provides prospective and current public-health workers with: a strong general background in areas of knowledge basic to public health, experience applying public health knowledge through independent research, a field-placement experience under qualified supervision, and specialized coursework in health promotion.

The Program's Health Promotion specialization focuses on developing the capacity to address community health needs. Graduates are able to perform community assessment; plan, administer and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs; advocate effectively for sound public health policies; and provide leadership and innovation in the field.


Program Requirements | Academic Map

To ensure a qualified, well-trained public health workforce, this fully online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program offers a planned program of study that provides prospective and current public-health workers with: a strong general background in areas of knowledge basic to public health, experience applying public health knowledge through independent research, a field placement experience under qualified supervision, and specialized coursework in health promotion.

The Program's Health Promotion specialization focuses on developing the capacity to address community health needs. Graduates are able to perform community assessment; plan, administer and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs; advocate effectively for sound public health policies; and provide leadership and innovation in the field.


Program Requirements | Academic Map

Southern’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Health Promotion and Executive degree program will prepare students for a thriving career in public health. The MPH program offers a planned program of study that provides prospective and current public-health workers with:

  • A strong background the five core disciplines of public health;
  • Experience applying public health knowledge through independent research;
  • A hands-on professional field placement;
  • Specialized coursework in Health Promotion;
  • Opportunities to study abroad.

Advising

Every student is assigned an academic advisor when admitted to the program. Students are notified of their advisor name and contact information and encouraged to meet with their advisors at least twice a year to discuss academic progress, degree requirements, and course selection.

If you have questions about the program, please contact the MPH program coordinator, Dr. Marian Evans at evansm7@southernct.edu