The MPH degree is designed to prepare students to address the broad mission of public health utilizing education, community service, and research. Public health practitioners are prepared to plan, implement, and evaluate programs designed to meet the health needs of populations. The MPH program includes knowledge basic to public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and health services administration. In addition to providing students with the educational foundation of public health, the MPH program provides students with field experience and an opportunity to apply their knowledge through the Applied Practice Experience and the Integrative Learning Experience.
Parker University offers two concentrations in the MPH degree program. Upon enrollment, students will choose either Epidemiology or Health Promotion.
The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Parker University is to develop leaders who will improve health, diminish health disparities, and contribute to the profession through education, community service, and innovative research.
The MPH in Epidemiology prepares students for specialization in advanced quantitative methods of epidemiology and its applications for health research, policymaking, and program implementation.
The MPH in Health Promotion provides students with the knowledge and skills for applied public health practice in the private and public sectors as related to population health.
Parker’s graduates in the Master’s of Public Health can pursue a career in: