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Advance Your Career with GMercyU’s New Online Master of Public Health Program, Launching Fall 2021
GMercyU’s new online master’s degree of Public Health (MPH) is a flexible, online program that will prepare you to become a public health leader in a critical, growing, and rapidly evolving field. Complete your degree online as a full-time or part-time student.
This program is ideal for:
With an MPH degree, you’ll join a community of well-paid public health leaders. Salaries for MPH graduates in the Philadelphia area average about $78,000 – more than twice the average wage for the region, according to a survey conducted by Burning Glass Technologies.
The only program of its kind in our area to offer a Health Equity Concentration, GMercyU’s online MPH degree will prepare you to advocate for disadvantaged communities and populations in the U.S. and around the world, improving people’s health and overall quality of life. You’ll dive deeply into topics including biostatistics, epidemiology, and environmental health – and you’ll hone skills in policy making, grant writing, advocacy planning, leadership and administration skills, and more.
Other benefits include:
And, you will learn at an institution whose history and mission is rooted in service – at GMercyU, we have been developing change-makers and social justice advocates for decades.
Admission requirements for the online MPH degree program will include:
You must have successfully completed:
You must submit:
Master of Public Health students must complete 45 credits in public health courses. The following is an example of the curriculum.
|PUB 600||Foundations & Systems of Public Health|
|PUB 610||Determinants of Health, Health Promotion & Prevention of Disease & Injury|
|PUB 650||Research & Assessment in Public Health|
|PUB 700||Achieving Health Equity: Challenges & Strategies|
|PUB 710||Global Health Equity|
|PUB 720||Principles of Environmental Health|
|Public Health Policy & Law|
|PUB 740||Public Health Systems, Leadership & Administration|
|PUB 750||Planning & Grant Writing in Public Health|
|PUB 760||Evaluation of Public Health Programs, Policies & Care|
|PUB 780||Applied Practice Experience|
|PUB 790||Integrative Learning Experience|
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, public health was a growing field. According to a 2017 survey of state and local public health workers, 22% planned to retire in the next five years (de Beaumont Foundation, 2019). Nationally, job opportunities in this field are expected to increase by 10% through 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Public health is a broad and diverse field. Experts are needed all over the world to work for government health departments and agencies, private corporations, non-profit organizations, community clinics, schools, and more.
With an MPH degree, public health professionals can advance into management positions and enjoy a career in which they can make a difference and a living, while benefiting from increases in job opportunities. Here are just a few examples:
|Position||Median Salary 2018||Expected Growth 2018-2028|
|Medical and Health Service Managers||$99,730||18%|
|Social and Community Service Managers||$65,320||13%|
|Occupational Health & Safety Specialists||$73,020||6%|
(US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)