Fairfield Egan Launches Master of Public Health Program

Fairfield Egan Launches Master of Public Health Program

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Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies is launching a new fully online Master of Public Health program.

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies is launching a new fully online Master of Public Health program. The online program is designed to meet criteria for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 

"There has never been a better time to get a master’s degree in public health. The importance of trained public health professionals has been made clear over the past 2 years and federal, state, and local governments are recognizing the need to invest in a strong public health workforce. The majority of this workforce currently lacks formal training in public health," said interim program director and assistant professor Kim Doughty, MPH, PhD, CHES. "As a fully online program that can be completed in a relatively short period of time, Fairfield University’s MPH program is designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population including new college graduates and individuals who have been working full-time for many years."

Rooted in science and social justice, a master’s degree in public health prepares students for a variety of careers that are prevention-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and that promote conditions to protect and improve the health of people and communities. Public health workers are involved in a variety of roles including but not limited to outbreak investigation, humanitarian response, cancer and heart disease prevention, injury and violence prevention, environmental toxicology, advocacy, immunization, bioterrorism surveillance, food and drug quality, public health nutrition, zoonotic disease control, corporate wellness, and more.

The MPH program offers a customizable interdisciplinary curriculum to meet the broad spectrum of in-demand careers within the field. The program concludes with a two-semester capstone project involving an internship to gain hands-on experience.  

The MPH is an 18-month full-time, 24-month part-time program. Admission to the program is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a strong personal statement.

Learn more about the program at fairfied.edu/mph.

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Last modified: 09-13-22 9:11 AM

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