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New master’s in public health degree at Nazareth

Published October 28, 2021

Aspire to help people and society to be healthier? Nazareth College is offering a new master's degree in public health in a hybrid format that prepares you for in-demand roles in public health offices, hospitals, federal and local government initiatives, and internationally.

The hybrid format (60 percent in person, 40% online) is intended to fit into the lives of working professionals. Classes will meet on campus only on Saturdays.

“Public health expertise enables you to make a difference in the world every day — supporting optimal health for people, animals, and the environment," says Mary Dahl Maher, Ph.D., director of the public health bachelor's and master's programs at Nazareth. "The COVID-19 pandemic is only one example of how public health issues affect everyone and intersects with public policy, the health care system, politics, education, data analysis, equity, advocacy, and the public good.”

An M.P.H. degree prepares you for a wide range of jobs, including data scientist (median annual wage $98,230), epidemiologist ($74,560), medical and health services manager ($104,280), health education specialist ($56,500), community health worker ($42,000), medical records and health information technologist ($51,840) and occupational health and safety specialist ($76,340).

Nazareth's program provides broad preparation. You also have the option to focus your assignments on topics of interest, taking advantage of faculty expertise, such as in  maternal/child/family health, health policy and disparities, migrant/refugee health, urban/rural health, or global health. Nazareth has experienced international faculty who  provide instruction from a global and a local perspective. The College also has a strong partnership with Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland, as well as other established study abroad and international internship programs, for global opportunities.

Meaningful practicum opportunities enable you to apply course lessons, contribute to community needs, enhance your professional network, and explore career opportunities.

The program begins in fall 2022. More information: Nazareth master's degree in public health 

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