Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in Indiana

There are over 15 Master of Public Health (MPH) concentrations, offered by three accredited Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) public health programs. The programs are offered by three universities: Indian University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University at Bloomington and Purdue University.  Indiana also has booming careers for public health graduates, such as biostatisticians, who earned a median annual salary of $79,290 in May 2020 and whose employment is expected to grow 26% through the year 2028.

MPH programs maintain CEPH accreditation at the above universities, which is vital for students that want to have a high quality degree program that teaches relevant information throughout. Accreditation can make a profound difference when searching for a career within the state of Indiana.

Students enrolled in MPH programs in Indiana can concentrate in biostatistics, behavioral, social, and community health, parks and recreation lands management and other focuses. The courses may be delivered either online or on campus depending on the universities.  

For prospective students who do not want to relocate, online MPH programs might be helpful to get your foot in the door in public health positions across the state of Indiana. Online programs promote independent learning and provide flexible scheduling that is suitable for people from all walks of life. You can still work full-time while attending online classes. While there are different concentrations available for students to choose from, students should choose their degree program based on their current interests and concerns with public health.

Public Health Careers Outlook in Indiana

Public health professionals can take a leading part in changing the mindset of residents in Indiana and getting them in contact with resources that can help to increase their knowledge of their own health and wellness.

Graduates in Indiana may see positive outlooks for some public health careers. Biostatisticians, health specialties professors, environmental health specialists, medical and health services managers or healthcare administrators, health educators, medical records and health information technicians, dietitians and nutritionists and health informatics specialists in Indiana are all expected to see double-digit growth in employment through 2028. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that the Allen, Elkhart, Hamilton, Marion and St. Joseph areas have seen wage increases greater than the national average of 3.3% for 2019 through 2020.

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

Job TitleMedian Salary in IN, 2020 (Yearly)Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly)Projected Job Growth in IN, 2018-2028Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019-2029
Health Specialties Professors
Environmental Health Specialists
Medical and Health Services Managers /Healthcare Administrators
Health Educators
Occupational Health Specialists
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Health Informatics Specialists 

*Estimate not released/provided by ONET

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Information last updated June 2021