Today’s public health professionals face far-reaching problems — including the opioid crisis, annual flu epidemics, community safety, health care policies, and more. Regis College’s Master of Public Health (MPH) can prepare you to meet these and other emerging challenges on a local, state, or national level.
Choose from two concentrations:
Epidemiology: For students interested in big picture solutions to public health. Study the factors that contribute to the spread of diseases and work to find data-based solutions or impediments to their transmission.
Health Policy and Management: For students concerned with the delivery, quality, and costs of health care. Learn how you can impact public health by influencing policies, improving organizational performance, and communicating solutions or improvements.
Our MPH curriculum is 42 credits and consists of foundational courses, specialization courses, a capstone and a field practicum. Half of your credits will be in your area of specialization so you can make an impact in the area of your choice as soon as you graduate.
Expand your career opportunities in a critical field by earning your Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the School of Health Sciences at Regis College. You’ll study the public health issues challenging communities, explore cutting-edge techniques in preventing illness, and build the leadership skills and comprehensive knowledge to influence change and transform health and wellness.
Not only does this MPH degree feature specialized coursework designed to empower you to make an impact as soon as you graduate, but you’ll also be entering a rapidly expanding field where public health professionals are in critical demand. Employment of epidemiologists is projected to grow 30% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Designed for working professionals, Regis College’s accessible online coursework is paired with a 270-hour field placement, helping you build the technical knowledge and practical experience to succeed.
Earning an online MPH degree can give you the specialized knowledge and hands-on experience to thrive in a number of critically in-demand positions. With Regis College’s concentrations in Epidemiology or Health Policy and Management, you can develop your professional path in a variety of areas, depending on your interests.
Jobs for MPH professionals in epidemiology and health policy and management span the public, private, corporate, and government sectors.
Employers often include city and state government, hospitals, medical foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and large organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The BLS estimates 30% growth from 2020 to 2030 in this industry (much faster than average). 1
Median salary: $78,830 1
Pharmaceutical epidemiologists investigate how pharmaceutical drugs affect a population over time. They research how conditions are transmitted, communities they affect and which treatments have quantifiable impact.
Chronic disease epidemiologists examine the natural history of chronic health disorders to then explore options for the treatment of these disorders and diseases.
Molecular epidemiologists study molecular or genetic markers to trace the development of a disease in a population to understand transmission, as well as the population structure and evolution of bacterial pathogens.
Health policy and management involves working within the government, government agencies, and nonprofit health organizations to effect change through health care policy and how it relates to health services in the community. People in this field work on creating, changing, interpreting, or adapting health policy to make health better for the community.
Median wage: $63,385 2
Health policy analysts work to understand how health policy will be applied and how it will affect the public. These public health professionals analyze health data to understand the short-term and long-term effects of health policies on a demographic. They then report on their findings to educate the public and policymakers.
Employers often include: Government, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and political action committees.
Median wage: $70,480 1
Occupational health and safety specialists analyze work environments and procedures to ensure adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They create and implement workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers from hazardous work conditions.
4% growth rate from 2019 to 2029 (as fast as average). 1
Employers often include: Government, manufacturing companies, construction companies, management, scientific and technical consulting services, and hospitals.
Median Salary: $46,910 1
Public health educators develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. They collect and analyze data to understand the health of a particular community and advocate for improved resources and policies that promote health. They educate people in their community about health services and health topics.
13% growth from 2019 to 2029 (much faster than average). 1
Employers often include: Health care facilities, colleges and universities, federal, state, and local public health departments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses.