Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in Connecticut 

If you wish to become a helping hand in the fight against poverty, disease and threats to wellness, public health may be a good place to get into the game. Connecticut currently has ten Master of Public Health (MPH) programs that are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and are offered by three different schools: Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut and Yale University. The MPH programs are designed to offer students higher education in the field of public health and equip them with knowledge and skills to be competitive in the public health field. The public health career field in Connecticut also demonstrates multiple opportunities for biostatisticians, medical and health services managers or healthcare administrators and health specialties professors—all of whom will be in significant demand through at least the year 2028.

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Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs in Connecticut

SchoolProgram NameLocationOnline or On Campus by Concentration
Southern Connecticut State UniversityMaster of Public HealthNew Haven, ConnecticutOn Campus:
  • Health Promotion
University of ConnecticutMaster of Public HealthFarmington, ConnecticutOn Campus:
  • Generalist
Yale UniversityMaster of Public HealthNew Haven, ConnecticutOn Campus:
  • Advanced Professional Program
  • Biostatistics
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

As mentioned above, Connecticut has three schools offering CEPH-accredited MPH programs: Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut and Yale University. Depending on the school, students can specialize in health promotion, generalist, advanced professional or other concentrations. However, all the concentrations are delivered on campus either in New Haven or Farmington of Connecticut. Students in Connecticut who are interested in other specializations or online MPH programs may check our guide on online MPH programs.

Public Health Careers Outlook in Connecticut

Working in public health can provide you with a great sense of accomplishment throughout your career. Citizens in the state of Connecticut deserve to have public health professionals working hard to ensure their safety and stability in society. The outlook for public health careers in Connecticut varies according to position and area. The career with the highest median salary is medical and health services managers/healthcare administrators, while the career most in demand is biostatistician. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Connecticut area with the highest gain in wages from 2018 to 2019 was Hartford.

The table below reflects the demand and earning potential for public health careers in Connecticut, based on data provided by O*NET OnLine.

Job TitleMedian Salary in CT, 2020 (Yearly)Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly)Projected Job Growth in CT, 2018-2028Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019-2029
Biostatisticians$92,660$92,27025%35%
Health Specialties Professorsn/a*$99,09013%21%
Environmental Health Specialists$73,410$73,2308%8%
Epidemiologists$79,870$74,5600%5%
Medical and Health Services Managers/Healthcare Administrators$110,260$104,28015%32%
Health Educators$65,290$56,5008%11%
Occupational Health Specialist$82,790$76,34010%4%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$76,390$51,8406%8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists$69,240$63,09010%8%
Health Informatics Specialists $96,650$93,7309%7%

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA. 

Information last updated June 2021

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