This program continues the Vincentian tradition at St. John’s to address poverty and social injustice by empowering individuals to work with local and global communities to improve health and protect the public.
Public health professionals work to improve and protect the health of populations by performing an array of essential public health services, ranging from evaluating population-based health services to developing programs to promote health and prevent disease.
Public health professionals may work in a variety of private and public settings including local, state or federal health departments, community-based organizations, or in health advocacy, policy or research organizations. For more information on career opportunities and the impact of public health, visit the What is Public Health? website.
Public health professionals work in a diverse range of career positions. Positions vary based on the discipline and setting.
Examples of careers in Community Health include:
- Program planner
- Outreach specialist
- Health promotion coordinator
- Public health advisor
- Health educator
Examples of careers in Global Health include:
- In-field consultant
- Global program manager
- Health policy analyst
- Program assistant
Through a dynamic curriculum, an applied fieldwork practice experience, and a culminating experience, students will have various opportunities to develop core public health competencies and specialize in either community health or global health.
All students must complete a total of 45 credits to satisfy the degree requirements. All students complete 18-credit hours that cover the core discipline areas of public health (biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences), 12-credit hours of concentration courses, 9-credit hours of methods and evaluation electives, a 3-credit hour fieldwork practice experience, and a 3-credit hour culminating experience.
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DisciplinesPublic Health View 804 other Masters in Public Health in United States
General requirementsAdmission requirements:
- Graduate Admission Application
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Letters of Recommendation—Include three letters of recommendation from college/university faculty or a previous or current employer.
- Personal Statement
International1460 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1460 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1460 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1460 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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