The School of Public Health graduate programs are designed to prepare students for professional work in the fields of community health, health promotion, health management, health policy and aging in a wide variety of settings. Students may also complete a plan of study that prepares them to pursue a doctoral degree in a health-related area.
The School of Public Health offers three graduate degrees, two doctoral programs and one certificate:
1. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Health Promotion.
2. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Health Management and Policy.
3. A Master of Arts/Master of Science (M.A./M.S.) degree in Health Studies.
4. The Institute on Aging offers a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.
5. The doctoral program (PhD) in Community Health is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to provide students with advanced learning in conducting research and developing instructional skills in public health with a focus on community engagement and the social determinants of health.
6. The doctoral program (PhD) in Health Systems and Policy is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to provide students with advanced knowledge, analytic skills, and competencies in conducting research and developing teaching and learning skills in health systems and policy.
Students with a wide variety of undergraduate degrees and professional experience are admitted to the School of Public Health.