Help develop healthier communities
The mission of University of New Haven’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is to prepare healthcare professionals who prevent disease, promote health, and protect the well-being of the public through education, practice, research, and service.
Through our program, you will gain the leadership skills, innovative mindset, and background in evidence-based decision-making that are required to excel in the field of public health. You will also curate the professional, social, ethical, and political understanding of health you need to succeed from in- and out-of-the-classroom experiences. As a student you will learn public health by doing public health.
Our core curriculum provides the broad foundation in key areas including epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, healthcare administration, and environmental health, along with more advanced coursework focusing on the range of issues relevant to public health today, including global health, healthcare leadership, public health ethics, public health law, and public health practice, planning, and evaluation.
Our MPH program is one of the first in the country to be STEM designated by the federal government, which enables international graduates to remain in the United States for an additional 24 months after graduation to receive training through work experience.
Become A Champion For Public Health
A Master’s in Public Health is perfect for individuals who want to have a meaningful career helping people and communities in an influential way. Whether it's halfway across the world, or right in your backyard, you'll be prepared to identify health problems and implement health programs to help people live better lives.
All of your learning experiences will enable you to develop broad technical skills as well as the organizational competencies needed to thrive in a wide range of settings in which public health professionals work, including state and local government, non-governmental organizations, hospitals, research institutions, policy-making institutions, and community health programs, among others.
Sample job titles include health information specialist, hospital administrator, community health program manager, county public health director, health promotion/education specialist, public health nutritionist, public health administrator, consultant, data analyst, research associate, and quality improvement specialist, among many others.
The 42-credit program – that you can pursue as a full-time or part-time student, or through our dual degree BS/MPH programs – delivers broad and practical interdisciplinary training for students interested in non-clinical and allied health fields alike. You’ll have the option to pursue tracks in either global health; health education and promotion; or health informatics, or a customizable general track that you can map out with your adviser.
The University of New Haven Master of Public Health program is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
The program is proud to pursue accreditation from this prestigious organization, and plans to submit its self-study in the fall of 2021. Information regarding the program’s progress can be found at https://ceph.org/about/org-info/who-we-accredit/applicants/.