While many of our current students have no prior experience in public health, the MPH program is designed to also address the needs of professionals currently working in public health and health-related fields. Graduate education provides an opportunity for advanced training that will directly impact how they address public health issues and will prepare them to take a leadership role in the practice of public health.
Courses are scheduled in 5 week blocks allowing completion of up to 18 credits per semester. The MPH is traditionally a two-year degree, but by taking 18 credit hours a semester, it is possible to finish the program in three semesters Students have the option to complete the degree fully at the Asia Campus in the Republic of Korea or spend a portion of time at the Salt Lake City, Utah campus in the United States.
Why Public Health at the University of Utah Asia Campus?
Our highly ranked University of Utah Master of Public Health (MPH) program has extended its world-class education around the globe to the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC). This campus offers the unique opportunity to complete the degree solely in Korea or to split the time between Korea and the U.S. Our program flexibility allows students to fully engage in a global public health education experience. For example, a student can spend their first year in Korea and their second year in the U.S. There is also an option to complete the MPH degree through accelerated coursework in one year at the Asia Campus.
All courses are taught in English by our University of Utah U.S. campus faculty, allowing students to have the same quality of education in Korea while earning their CEPH-accredited MPH degree. The CEPH accreditation provides immediate recognition from the academic public health community. Additionally, completing the MPH degree at the Asia Campus provides a more personalized education with small class sizes.
Careers in Public Health
Because the field of public health is so broad, where you work and what you do is as varied as the field. You can work in local, state, or national government, in academic, in the non-profit sector, in non-governmental organizations, or in private companies. Additionally, alumni find careers working in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical laboratories, state health departments, international relief organizations, healthcare systems, universities, or even large non-health related manufacturing companies. Here are some examples of potential employers of a public health practitioner:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- US Food and Drug Administration
- Local and State Health Departments
- Local and global non-profit organizations
- Health research centers
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical position. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Community and Social Service Specialists||13.2%||$41,570|
|Emergency Management Directors||6.2%||$64,360|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists||10.7%||$66,250|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians||9.5%||$42,190|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||20.5%||$98,350|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).