If you're looking to make a real difference in the world, especially in underserved communities, explore the important work of public health with a master's degree from CMU. Public health is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Working in public health practice offers great personal fulfillment — preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Our program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
Our MPH degree is one of the few programs in the country with an emphasis on rural health and underserved communities. You'll be well prepared to manage and lead public health organizations and/or design culturally responsive behavioral and social interventions to address health challenges affecting populations across the state, country and the world.
Our expert faculty care about preparing you as the next generation of public health professionals, with their enriched classroom experience and mentorship in research.
Learn by doing with an in-depth skills-based education and field practice experiences. You'll be on the front line of today's most challenging health issues. You'll be a disease investigator, research analyst, epidemic preventer and problem solver.
As a public health advocate, you'll help organize community efforts to improve wellness. You'll learn to apply systematic and analytic reasoning to evaluate the cause of disease and illness within a society.
We help make this degree affordable for you. Each year the MPH program awards a limited number of graduate assistantships to qualified students on a competitive basis. Grad assistants receive a tuition waiver and a stipend as compensation.
With our MPH degree, you'll:
- Have the credentials to hold leadership positions in hospitals, district health departments, research institutions, and federal, multilateral and voluntary organizations.
- Participate in a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited program that is recognized as the flagship degree in public health.
- Better understand the major social, behavioral, cultural, political, environmental and regulatory factors that affect community health.
- Apply new and innovative techniques to address health challenges of rural and underserved communities.
Public Health Practice
Careers & Outcomes
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for health educators and community health workers is projected to grow at a rate of 21 percent through 2024. That's faster than the average for all occupations.
|Health Care Analyst||$74,643|
|Health Education Specialist||$60,500|
|Community Health Worker||$39,819|
Accelerated MPH Degree
Complete your bachelor’s and master’s degrees IN FIVE YEARS. Central Michigan University undergraduate students majoring in Public Health or other qualifying majors can complete both their bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health degree in just five years.
Eta Sigma Gamma
Eta Sigma Gamma is a coed national professional honorary in health education. The mission of the organization is to elevate the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally trained people in public and school health education.
Dual MD/MPH Degree
The dual MD and MPH program brings clarity to the interconnectedness of individual health and the health of entire communities and populations.