What Does One Do With a Masters in Public Health?

  1. I am looking for more information about the MPH. What sort of nursing experience might a person have in preparation for studying for this degree? In what settings would an MPH work? How would the work of a MPH-RN differ from someone with only a MPH? Some schools have programs where you can get both the MSN and MPH degrees. How would these be put to use?

    Just thinking ahead and exploring options.


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  3. by   Mkue
    You might want to check with the Grad Schools and see if they have a list of jobs that you might fit into. I know Undergrad departments usually have lists on hand to give students interested in that particular degree.

    A college in my area just opened up a Masters in Public Health but I don't know that much about it.

    Good Luck

  4. by   trish sadler
    Diana, Hi! Iam from Ohio and I read an article on MPH just last week. I was wondering the same things you are. I know Ohio State University has a program for MPH. I am ready to graduate with my BSN (RN-BSN program) and I thought about grad school. This area interest me! If someone has any info. on this subject let me know. If I find out anything I will let you know.
  5. by   hoolahan
    Check this out. You will need adobe acrobat reader, it is a pdf file. If you don't have adobe, you can download it from this page. This page is one click away from the file, lower left of the page. Hope that helps.

    careers in public health
  6. by   laurel schultz
    Diana, The one person I know that held a MPH was the Infection Control Specialist in a hospital I worked at. You can also teach Nursing at the Bachelors level.
  7. by   VickyRN
    I am also interested in any info on this topic. In fact, a representative of the MPH distance education program at UNC-CH will be visiting a local hospital next week to discuss their options. Plan to go and check this out and will post what I find out here. Will also ask about job options. Was in an internet masters program for FNP; just couldn't keep up because of my full-time++ hours. Not sure anymore that FNP is "really" what I want. MPH sounds a little more down my alley. The coordinator for my ADN-BSN bridge program had a MPH besides being an RN.
  8. by   MollyJ
    It's really a pretty versatile degree and can include:
    working in or managing a county health department;
    working at a state level health department;
    working for the CDC;
    managing or directing community health programs (very broad);
    health care systems management;
    statistical and epidemiological applications;
    a great degree if you are looking at the mission field;
  9. by   VickyRN
    Molly, please elaborate on "A great degree if you are looking at the mission field." I have always been interested in missions and want to do this someday.