Master of Public Health

The MPH degree in Public Health Nutrition prepares graduates for careers in governmental agencies, academic institutions, health care systems, or non-profit organizations. MPH students receive academic preparation in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health program planning, and advanced nutrition. The emphasis is on the core functions of public health, assessment, policy development, and assurance as they apply to public health nutrition practice. The MPH thesis tends to involve a community needs assessment or an evaluation of a real-world public health program. In addition, students complete practicum and fieldwork experiences that are relevant to program evaluation or planning. The MPH curriculum follows the Curriculum Guide for Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition (Strategies for Success), issued by the Association of Faculties of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition.