Fairfield Egan launches Master of Public Heath program

Fairfield Egan Launches Master of Public Heath Program

Three Egan School students walking down hallway.

Launching in fall 2022, the fully online 42-credit Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed to meet criteria for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

ā€œGiven the rise in both domestic and global public health threats, there is no time like the present to learn about the art and science of public health, and what is needed to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to achieve their full health potential.ā€

ā€” Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MCHES (Professor of Public Health and MPH Program Director)

“An MPH will provide students with the skills and tools to change the conditions where people live, learn, work, pray, and play,” said professor of public health and MPH program director Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MCHES.

“Additionally, given the rise in both domestic and global public health threats, there is no time like the present to learn about the art and science of public health, and what is needed to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to achieve their full health potential,” he continued.

The MPH program is a fully online, asynchronous program that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. It’s designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population, including new college graduates, individuals who have been working in public health or a related health field without formal training, and those looking for a career change.

Rooted in science and social justice, an MPH 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, infectious disease control, and corporate wellness.

The MPH program offers a customizable curriculum to meet the broad spectrum of in-demand careers within the field. Coursework reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field by offering students classes in biological sciences, environmental science, nursing, the humanities, social sciences, and administration.

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. Students beginning in the fall 2022 semester are eligible for the MPH Achievement Scholarship and will receive $1,000 toward their first semester and $500 toward each subsequent semester.

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

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Last modified: 03-09-23 4:09 PM

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