The way beyond Public Health

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With a predicted need for 250,000 more public health workers, now is the time to enter the field or move up in your career. Work on the front lines of public health and make a lasting impact with the University of Missouri School of Health Professions. With Mizzou’s online master of public health (MPH) degrees, you can learn new skills and gain knowledge that empowers you to support community health — locally, nationally and globally.

Mizzou’s CEPH-accredited MPH programs give you the opportunity to tailor the course work to your career goals. Choose an emphasis in health promotion and policy or veterinary public health. Both master’s degree options share a focus on One Health — the connection between the health of humans, animals and the environment.

The online MPH programs are designed for students looking to start or advance their career in public health. These programs deliver a well-rounded curriculum that is relevant for practicing/retired veterinarians, community health workers, nurses, emergency workers, environmentalists, health department workers and more. The 100% online format is a good fit for professionals and students who are working full time and have other responsibilities. Work toward the degree you need while enjoying flexibility to maintain your busy schedule.

your path

Advance your career in population-based or public health service; promote the health and well-being of communities everywhere. The health promotion and policy (HPP) emphasis combines a thorough knowledge of behavior change theory and program planning and evaluation with valuable knowledge of how policy decisions are influenced and made. This emphasis is particularly attractive to students with undergraduate degrees in psychology, social work, political science, communications and other related fields.

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Obtain training in zoonotic disease prevention, food safety and other emerging issues in animal and human health. This program is the first fully online program of its kind in the United States.

Students in the veterinary public health (VPH) emphasis area receive training in zoonotic disease prevention, food safety and other emerging issues in animal and human health. This is an ideal complement for an undergraduate degree in animal science, biology or related fields.

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100% online course work offers a flexible, interactive experience that fits into your busy life.

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Mizzou online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.

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As a Mizzou MPH graduate, you can advance your career and earn a higher average salary.

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Accredited education

Mizzou’s MPH programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Master's CEPH accredited.

Student success

A lot of the information I was learning in class, I was able to apply to my current role.
Amanda Grodie | Master of public health ’15

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Are you ready to take the next step in your educational journey? Learn more about our online master’s in public health.

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