Public Health—Degree Programs
While it is possible to gain experience in the field without an advanced degree, most
public health professionals need at least a Master’s degree (MSPH, MPH) for career
advancement. In general, the MPH degree will include coursework in a number of public
health disciplines, such as administration, epidemiology, environmental health, and
behavioral health. Public health (MSPH, MPH) programs are typically about two years.
MPH programs typically require a few years of experience or another professional degree.
Those without the required professional degree or experience are encouraged to consider
the MSPH or MS. Dual degrees are available to those that are pursuing degrees or have
degrees in fields such as nursing, law, social work, public policy, business, medicine,
dentistry, and veterinary medicine.