master's in public health

  1. Anyone has done or doing a "master's in public health"??

    I see this as the only online master's degree my school offers. I just wanted to know a little more of what people with this type of master's do.

    thanks
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Pixie.RN
    Moved thread to the more appropriate post-grad forum, vs. the graduate nurse (GN) forum. Thanks!
  4. by   r0b0tafflicti0n
    I'm planning to but I can't offer much to this thread; there are a few threads already if you do a search for MPH.
  5. by   jjsrn1
    I have an MPH in Community Health & Prevention. You can get an MPH in a variety of disciplines, including environmental health, epidemiology/biostats, health policy, and community health. Public health professionals are focused on improving population health primarily through disease prevention programs, policymaking, and disease surveillance. You can work in a variety of settings, including health departments, hospitals, universities, research centers, and federal government agencies (HRSA, CDC, NIH). I work on the Chronic Disease Prevention unit at a local health department. I find my job very rewarding, but I'm looking to expand my career in health by going into nursing. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
  6. by   jjsrn1
    For more info, you can also visit http://www.asph.org
  7. by   labrador4122
    thanks everyone for your responses.

    I want to get a master's degree after I complete this BSN-- and I do not want to do ARNP-- so I am researching other options.
  8. by   Mission
    I have an MPH. I did a general program for people with previous clinical degrees where you could design your own focus. My focus was on public health informatics and research design. Public health is a really broad field with many distinct sub-specialties. There are an endless amount of career paths you could take with an MPH. I think this website is a good resource: http://www.whatispublichealth.org/

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