There are multiple specialties, concentrations, and focuses for a public health degree. There are even very specific degrees with relatively minor differences (bachelors of arts vs. a bachelors of science, for instance). However, the following degree levels are very consistent in the public health field (parentheses notate how many degrees we have in our database for you to search, find, compare, and request info from).
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Remember that many students with a desire to be in the public health field often choose a different area of study for their undergrad/bachelors degree.
Many choose a BSN (bachelor of science in nursing), healthcare administration, or similar health-related degree for their undergraduate program, then move on to an MPH degree to advance in the public health industry.
An MPH is pretty much required for any research positions that have an impact to mass demographics.
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Nearly every school of public health and whichever university you are looking at will have concentration or specialty options for your masters-level study.
It's OK if you are unsure of your specialty so far - that is probably best left for a discussion with you and a representative from the school of public health at your university you choose.
Just get your contact information over to them to discuss with someone from Admissions.
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Doctorate degrees in public health tend to get even more specialized.
Most people seeking a PhD tend to have a good idea of their specialty of study for their doctorate degree.
Usually their DPH aligns with their current specific field of study.
Nearly every doctorate program, as one may expect, requires a masters degree or above to enroll.
There are some options for transitional programs from masters-to-doctorate as well.
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Featured Online Public Health Programs
The following schools offer Public Health programs online, and are currently accepting applicants for their programs.
✔ CEPH Accredited
There are 4 different concentrations, 3 dual-degree options, and an accelerated track you can pursue with the Online Master of Public Health Program at Benedictine University. All MPH program tracks are CEPH accredited and online. An accelerated track is available, as well as three dual-degree options, so you can earn an MBA, Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness or Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior in tandem with your MPH.
✔ CEPH Accredited
100% online MPH program, with four different focused concentrations to match your professional interests: Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Health Education and Promotion, Global Health Leadership, and GeoHealth. Online courses are taught by the same professors that teach on-campus. U.S. News and World Report
ranks USC within the top 25 of the nation’s Best National Universities.