The Master of Public Heath curriculum will prepare you to effectively improve the health of people and communities by preventing disease, illness and injury. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles; researching disease and injury prevention; and preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious, chemical, and physical diseases.
The interdisciplinary field of public health draws on natural, quantitative, social and behavioral sciences to study both the distribution of human health and disease as well as interventions to promote health and wellbeing. Public health saves and improves millions of lives every day. It is a science-based, evidence backed, interdisciplinary field that promotes and protects the health of populations locally, nationally and around the world. It’s a great career choice, regardless of your undergraduate major.
After earning your degree, you'll have the expertise to confidently develop, plan and manage programs or interventions to promote population health. Additionally, you'll have improved skills in leadership, communication and advocacy.
Program flexibility. Many of our students work full-time jobs, juggling busy schedules and families. With this in mind, all of our courses are offered completely online, with no campus visits required. In addition, you have seven years from the date of enrollment to complete your degree, allowing you to complete the MPH at your own pace.
Competency-based applied curriculum. Our engaging courses develop skills used in a wide variety of health-related professions through high-impact practices such as project-based learning, interacting with public health professionals in the field, and opportunities to collaborate on projects with faculty and community partners, including through the Mayo Clinic Health System.
Tailored electives. While some MPH programs only offer preselected courses, at UW- Eau Claire you can choose electives that align with your personal ambitions and interests. Choose from courses oriented around climate change, health communication, leadership and more.
Diverse backgrounds and experiences. MPH students come from a wide variety of academic, professional and personal backgrounds. No matter your background, you will fit right in.
Master of Public Health details
- Program length: 2 years full time; up to 7 years part time
- Offered: online
- Credits: 42
- Cost: $700 per credit
- Students earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree
In addition to the dynamic and rapidly growing field of public health, MPH graduates are employed in a wide range of health-related professions. The MPH opens doors to work at federal, state, local and tribal health agencies, hospitals, nonprofits, community-based agencies, private foundations and health maintenance organizations. The MPH expands and elevates current careers, including those in other disciplines.
The rigorous MPH core at UW-Eau Claire provides the skills and knowledge necessary to address the complex problems that threaten population health and wellbeing worldwide. Competency-based courses apply public health principles and theories to real world issues and embed opportunities to work with public health professionals. Round out your MPH by choosing graduate electives that meet your professional interests and goals.
What classes do Master of Public Health students take?
Classes for MPH students include:
- Public Health Policy and Advocacy
- Environmental and Occupational Health
- Public Health Planning
- Public Health Administration
- Program Evaluation
In addition to graduate studies requirements:
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or concurrent enrollment in, or graduation from, a post-graduate degree. Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted conditionally. Contact the MPH Director for more information.
- Name and contact information (including email) of three academic or professional references
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Personal Statement. Please answer each of the following questions:
- What from your personal and/or professional history motivated you to pursue a graduate degree in Public Health?
- How do you plan to use the MPH degree to support your personal and/or professional growth?
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