Master of Public Health
The Master's in Public Health is a professional Master's degree program that provides advanced preparation for medical and health service managers, health educators, and community health workers. Holders of M.P.H. degrees work with policymakers, health systems and the public on issues concerning healthcare access, long-term wellness and health, and on disease prevention. Such professionals play a critical role in addressing problems of healthcare shortages, rising healthcare costs, and an aging population. As healthcare demand increases, people who can manage these services will be in high demand.
The M.P.H. at Husson requires students to take courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, public policy, economics, ethics, management, planning and behavior change. All students complete capstone and internship experiences, and there are electives in the program providing opportunities for students to focus on particular areas of interest such as analytics or business. The program is offered online, and there is an option for students without a background in public health to gain admission.