Public Health Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Community as Patient: Careers in Public Health

Public health practitioners focus on the health of an entire population before illnesses and epidemics occur. A public health degree leads to careers in the following areas: behavioral science, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health education, health services administration and management, international and global health, maternal and child health, nutrition and public health policy.
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As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health services that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health services landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.

Programs:
  • Online Master of Public Health - Epidemiology Concentration
  • Online Master of Public Health
  • Online Master of Public Health - Health Policy and Management Concentration
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Located in the breathtaking Sonoran desert of southern Arizona and within an international border region, The University of Arizona is consistently ranked as a top public research university, offering graduate degrees in more than one hundred fields and is widely recognized for its cutting-edge research and innovation. The University of Arizona also offers Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs which enables the fusion of ideas, techniques, and expertise from the traditional academic fields to provide for the evolution of modern and imaginative methods of research, and the creation of new fields of endeavor.

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  • Master of Public Health Online

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Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare career school—and students are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we offer exclusive student services through your career training and beyond, beginning from the time you enroll online or at our campus in Clearwater, FL. We’ll also guide you toward the right program for your goals, and help you understand the affordability of your career training. So let us know you’re interested, and we’ll discuss how UMA can help you succeed.

 

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  • A.S. - Healthcare Management

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Public Health Degrees: What to Expect from Your Education

Public health schools usually offer a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Studies. Undergraduate public health degrees take four or five years to complete. The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is the industry standard, although many professionals pursue a Doctor of Public Health. Master of Public Health programs usually take one to two years to complete beyond the bachelor's degree. Doctorate public health programs generally require three to four years beyond the master's degree. At the undergraduate and graduate level, public health schools cover these subjects: biology, biostatistics, mass communications and public health, community, environmental, and global health, chemistry, child and maternal wellness, and epidemiology. The Association of Schools of Public Health also confers a public health certificate for those who pass an annual CPH examination. The public health certificate test is administered every August.

Salaries for Public Health Degree Graduates

For the public health field, the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the following average salary ranges for 2008, the most recent year for which data is available:
  • Biostatistician: $52, 730 to $95,170
  • Epidemiologist: $49,480 to $76,710
  • Nutritionist: $41,060 to $61,790
  • Health Educator: $33,000 to $60,810
  • Medical and Health Services Manager: $62,170 to $104,120.