Careers and Outcomes

Building healthier futures

Whether you are preparing to enter the public health field or are currently working in a public health agency, an advanced degree in public health equips you with the skills necessary for protecting the health of your community. Specifically, our graduates are better equipped to understand public health research, identify trends in the field and combat disease.

A master’s degree in public health also prepares you for leadership and advancement within your chosen agency. Students with advanced degrees can secure administrative positions and qualify for higher salaries

Career and employer options

A master’s degree in public health prepares you for a variety of jobs. Listed below are the possible job areas and the community agencies you may work for once you receive your degree in public health.

Possible job areas:

  • Administration
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health education
  • Health promotion and prevention
  • Infectious diseases
  • Minority health
  • Public safety and transportation
  • Teen and adolescent health
  • Women’s health

Possible health organizations:

  • Advocacy groups
  • Community clinics
  • Community-based organizations
  • Governmental agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Health departments
  • HMOs
  • Nonprofit organizations, such as the American Heart Association
  • Research firms
  • Universities