Masters in Public Health School Rankings

Every university of any size has a school of public health today. Healthcare in general and public health in particular are fast growing industries with steadily expanding rosters of professions. The Master of Public Health has become an important and popular graduate level academic option for students and mid-career professionals who are interested in public sector employment. The master's degree combined with work experience garnered either before or after completion of the MPH degree should open doors to management level opportunity. In many city and county public health departments, those management opportunities involve direct delivery of services. At the state and federal level, public health management may involve program oversightor funding management. Public health and public health professions are in a permanent growth mode it seems, subject only to budget constraints that continue to press on government in general.

  • Johns Hopkins University has the School of Public Health in the nation. The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree offered there is targeted at students who have a minimum of two years working in a health field related to services delivery. There is also a Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH) is an option for students with less work experience and more interest in focusing on a specialized area of public health. The areas of concentration available with this degree include Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy & Management, International Health, and Population, Family & Reproductive Health.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the #3 ranked public health program in the nation. UNC also has a Master of Public Health degree that is available on campus and online. The MPH in Leadership is offered in both learning formats with several areas of concentration to choose from. These include Field Epidemiology, Public Health Nursing, Program Development, and Public Health Practice. The MPH in Health Care & Prevention is only available on campus and is designed for medical students and practicing physicians. The MPH in Occupational Health Nursing is available on campus and as a distance learning option, is for RNs with a bachelor's degree and requires 2 - 2 ½ years to complete.
  • University of Washington is among the U.S. universities in public health education, with a remarkable range of MPH options available to public health graduate applicants. The School of Public Health is divided into five departments, each of which offers one or more MPH degrees. The options include the MPH in Biostatistics, MPH in Environmental Health, and MPH in Global Health. From the Epidemiology Department there is the MPH in Epidemiology, MPH in Global Epidemiology, and MPH in Maternal & Child Health. Department of Health Services offers the MPH in Health Services with General Concentration, Health Systems & Policy Concentration, Maternal & Child Health Concentration, and Social & Behavioral Health Services Concentration.
  • University of Michigan has a large School of Public Health with several options for graduate work in the field. There is a MPH in Biostatistics, MPH in Health Behavior & Health Education, and a MPH in Health Management & Policy. The MPH in Epidemiology offers concentrations in International Health, and Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology. The MPH in Environmental Health Sciences has specializations in Human Nutrition, Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Substances, Risk Sciences, Toxicology, and Environmental Quality & Health.
  • University of California at Berkeley offers a two year Master of Public Health with several areas of concentration. The specializations for this degree include Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics/Epidemiology, Health & Social Behavior, Health Policy & Management, Infectious Diseases, and Maternal & Child Health. There is also an eleven month accelerated program for the MPH that is open to applicants who already hold a doctorate or a master's degree in a related field.
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            MPH - Master of Public Health (Online)
            • At West Coast University, your education can pave the way to your healthcare career
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            Master of Public Health
            • Gain distinction in your field and promote healthier, safer communities with Walden’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program.
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            • Walden’s DrPH program features an interactive online classroom and in-person academic residencies.
            • Study evidence-based research methods while gaining insight into 21st-century public health challenges and how they can be used to address major public health problems in your community.
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            • Earn your Master of Public Health Online from GW in 12 months.
            • GRE waivers available for qualified applicants.
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            Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Policy & Ethics
            • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
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            • Go Higher with a career-enhancing degree from Concordia Nebraska you can earn fully online. All our online programs are designed to give you the flexibility to study around your schedule. 
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            At the University of Nevada, Reno, we teach public health practitioners how to look beyond physical conditions and consider environmental, economic and sociological factors that impact individual and community health, happiness and well-being.

            The online Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice is designed to prepare you for employment in nearly any area of the public health field.

            The lessons learned in your online courses can prepare you for whatever area of public health you’re interested in.  Courses include the following:

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            M.S. Mind-Body Medicine
            • Several institutional scholarship opportunities are available to students who qualify.
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            Master of Business Aministration - Healthcare Administration
            • Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
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            • As a CCNE-accredited school of nursing, Wilkes University is fully committed to preparing our students for a career of lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving, dynamic profession.
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