MA in Public Health

Top 6 Masters of Arts in Public Health 2017

Public Health

Receiving a Master of Arts degree (MA) can take about one to three years to earn, but it can help graduates obtain the skills, experience, and knowledge they need to get promoted and make more money in their chosen career.

What is an MA in Public Health? Earning this advanced degree qualifies an individual to work in many different areas of public health policy. Students in this program learn more about health education, disease prevention, public health initiatives, and community health organizations, as well as how to create health policies that effectively deal with obesity, substance abuse, depression, violence, and many other public health concerns. Public health graduates learn how to make their world healthier and safer for themselves as well as for future generations.

The rigorous study and work involved in earning a Master of Public Health often creates graduates that are hard working, ambitious, and detail-oriented. These skills translate well to the workplace and make these individuals highly valued by employers and companies.

The cost of earning a master’s degree may differ for each individual. Students should contact their prospective school in order to be fully informed about the costs of earning their advanced degree.

Individuals who earn their MA in Public Health may choose to work with non-profit organizations, helping to create and implement creative health programs in communities and schools. Graduates may also work in government health programs, assisting in the creation of social health policies and ensuring the timely delivery of subsidized healthcare and treatment. Other students may choose to add specialized training and experience to their master’s degree by returning to school and earning a doctorate degree or advanced certificate.

Distance and work requirements are no longer barriers to earning an education with the various online and part-time academic options that many schools offer. If you would like to learn more about earning your MA in Public Health, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Online Full time Open Enrollment USA Winona

Saint Mary’s helps you lead with confidence to achieve your health and human services goals. High-level management and administrator jobs are waiting to be filled in the fast-growing health and human services industry. [+]

MA in Public Health. Lead with Compassion. Manage with Care. Saint Mary’s helps you lead with confidence to achieve your health and human services goals. High-level management and administrator jobs are waiting to be filled in the fast-growing health and human services industry. With the skills you'll gain in the online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you'll be poised to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding leadership career with the income and opportunity you deserve. Get these essential skills in the online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program, with optional specializations in human services or healthcare administration: Develop strong leadership and management skills to promote quality and sustainability in a variety of healthcare and human services settings. Understand effective human resource management to maximize performance and ensure quality care. Comprehend the variety of regulations and policies as they impact quality and affordability of care. Master financial management to keep your health and human services organization successful and sound in rapidly changing times. Option to prepare for licensure as a Long Term Care Administrator in Minnesota and select other states. [-]

MA in Health Sciences

University of Lucerne - The Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Switzerland Luzern

The Master of Arts in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne offers students from a wide range of disciplines the necessary knowledge and skills towards a comprehensive understanding of health, functioning and disability. [+]

Content and Goal The Master of Arts in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne offers students from a wide range of disciplines the necessary knowledge and skills towards a comprehensive understanding of health, functioning and disability. At the heart of the program is the lived experience of persons, and how individuals interact with their environment in the context of health. Students learn how to describe, understand and influence a person’s health from a social science perspective. Students also have the opportunity to choose a major and get more in-depth knowledge in a specific area, depending on their professional interests and career direction. The MA Health Sciences aims to bring a new dimension into research, health service provision, and healthcare management by pioneering the development and application of a comprehensive approach in the field of health. It is the ideal curriculum to foster innovation in our society where aging and the growing prevalence of chronic diseases are a main challenge within the health care system. Prospective Students The program welcomes students with different backgrounds such as natural sciences, biology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. For questions regarding admission requirements, organization and planning of studies, please contact the school via our inquiry form. Career Prospects The MA Health Sciences offers the ideal preparation for students who aspire to have careers in health care in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. In our Master program, we are dedicated to educating students so they are in an excellent position to further their career in... [-]

MA in Public Health

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. [+]

MA in Public Health. Graduates of this master's course will be enthused about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings. They will also be able to bring an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues to bear on the discipline. Graduates will also be able to adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and future careers. This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. Taught from a social rather than a medical perspective, it focuses on the strategic and international elements of public health, environment and sustainable development that are critical to effective multidisciplinary practice in these fields reflecting leading-edge, current developments. The programme provides the opportunity to engage with a wide and diverse curricula including: sustainable development social determinants of health politics ethics international public health. It is suitable for recently qualified graduates or those already in employment. Graduates of this Master's course will: be inspired about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings bring an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues to bear on the discipline adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and future careers. Continuing professional development You can pursue individual modules as part of continuing professional development activity (CPD) with the opportunity to progress through Certificate, Diploma or... [-]

Master Of Arts Aging In Healthy And Gerontology

SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit Gera
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Gera Bonn Stuttgart Heidelberg Karlsruhe Düsseldorf + 5 more

The master's degree Healthy Aging and Gerontology offers a unique opportunity to take an active role in the transformation of society. [+]

The master's degree Healthy Aging and Gerontology offers a unique opportunity to take an active role in the transformation of society. entry requirements First degree in the field of speech therapy, academic speech therapy, Speech Sciences, Patholinguistics, clinical linguistics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, nursing or comparable qualifications About the access of other candidate decides the Central Examination Committee study model The course takes 14 days (Thursday to Friday) held at our campus in Karlsruhe. This study at our university can be ideal with work and home demands agree. Content, objectives and end of the study The focus of the Master's program in Healthy Aging and Gerontology (MA), the rapidly changing demands are to our society and to the education and health systems due to demographic changes. On the one hand to take chronic diseases and multiple illnesses, such as diabetes, arthritis or dementia in our aging society. On the other hand a large part is fitter than ever and therefore wants an active ourselves certain participation in society in the areas of: education, work and entertainment, even in old age. This is where the Masters Course Healthy Aging and Gerontology (MA). For this development brings extensive demands on the knowledge of all stakeholders in the health care and makes the master's program in order to create an innovative and brand new offer. Active participation in society - even in old age According to the Federal Statistical Office, the proportion of over-50s in 2050 will exceed 50 percent. For this reason... [-]

Master Of Arts In Medical Pedagogy

SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit Gera
Campus Part time 5 semesters October 2017 Germany Gera Bonn Stuttgart Heidelberg Karlsruhe Düsseldorf + 5 more

The course medical education (M. A.) oriented as Master study course on the content and organizational structure of the studies for the teaching profession at vocational schools in Thuringia (§ 14 ThürLbG). [+]

MA in Public Health. The course medical education (M. A.) oriented as Master study course on the content and organizational structure of the studies for the teaching profession at vocational schools in Thuringia (§ 14 ThürLbG). entry requirements Completed (nationally recognized) vocational training in a specialized profession of health and social work or a comparable vocational qualifications and Proof of academic degree in medicine education (Bachelor) or a comparable degree (incl. Internship and educational interests) Details on the study model The course medical education (M. A.) is offered as a part-time study program, d. h. there is compressed attendance sessions that can be connected with a professional activity well. In the period between two attendance periods you consolidate the content of teaching by guided self-study. The time of presence at our university includes 5 Block weekends per semester, which take place from Thursday to Monday. semester abroad You can study with Erasmus + after completing the first year of study at a European university in another participating country, there to expand your social and cultural skills and optimize your job prospects. You will learn the academic system a foreign university as well know how their teaching and learning methods. The services provided under a semester abroad academic coursework may be recognized accordingly. Content, objectives and end of the study During the Bachelor qualified for the work-based teaching, a master's degree is required for use in the theoretical lessons and for taking examinations at vocational schools in the healthcare sector. For... [-]

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

An M.A. in Human Services — Crisis Response and Trauma will: [+]

An M.A. in Human Services — Crisis Response and Trauma will: Equip you to help meet the needs of individuals, groups, and organizations who are mitigating the effects of post-traumatic stress, critical incident stress, and personal crises. Emphasize biblical principles specific to crisis and trauma settings in order to establish ethical strategies in counseling. Provide you with an understanding of how crises impact a person’s ability to function in everyday life, and its effects on their relationships. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]