Master of Public Health

Missouri State University

Program Description

Master of Public Health

Missouri State University

Master of Public Health

The MPH program at MSU offers a generalist degree in public health, the practice of ensuring the health of populations. Graduates with a MPH often work in governmental organizations performing a variety of tasks, from disease outbreak investigations to food safety inspections. Graduates may also work for international organizations, perhaps providing essential health services for displaced populations. Graduates may also be involved in the healthcare industry, helping to plan for population level heath care. Some students come to the MPH program directly from their baccalaureates; others come after years of experience in the healthcare or other fields. The breadth of the public health field allows students to come from a wide variety of educations and experience, including psychology, business, biology, chemistry and others.

The MPH degree at MSU is a non-thesis master's degree in which almost all of the course work can be completed through a combination of online, weekend executive style, and evening classes. We also offer an accelerated program for students at MSU and Drury University in which up to 12 hours of graduate course work can be counted toward both the bachelor's and the master's degree. At the end of the program, a field experience internship consisting of 200 or 400 clock-hours working with a public health agency.

The Master of Public Health program at Missouri State focuses on the five core areas essential to the practice of public health:

  • Biostatistics
  • Health services administration
  • Epidemiology
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Environmental health sciences
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 4, 2015
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This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Sept. 2017
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2 - 8 years
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USA Springfield, Missouri
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