Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in Kansas

There are two schools of public health in Kansas with Master of Public Health programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), at  Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. Kansas is also home to three careers in public health that are projected to grow faster in the state than they are nationwide: health specialties professors, occupational health specialists and health informatics specialists.

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Baylor University Master of Public Health

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George Washington University Master of Public Health

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Tufts University Master of Public Health 

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University of North Carolina Master of Public Health 

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Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs in Kansas

MPH Programs in Kansas List
School Program Name Location Online or On-Campus by Concentration
Kansas State University Master of Public Health Manhattan, Kansas Both:
• Food Safety & Biosecurity
• Infectious Diseases & Zoonoses
• Public Health Nutrition
• Public Health Physical Activity
University of Kansas Master of Public Health Kansas City, Kansas On Campus:
• Epidemiology
• Public Health Practice

As mentioned, the only two schools in Kansas that offer Master of Public Health programs accredited by the CEPH are Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. Depending on the school, students may pursue their MPH program either on campus or online, with concentrations in food safety and biosecurity, public health physical activity, epidemiology, or other focuses. For students interested in concentrations not offered by these two schools, online MPH programs in other states may be worth looking into.

Public Health Career Outlook in Kansas

Prospects for public health careers in Kansas are influenced by location and specialization. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Johnson County, for example, experienced higher wage increases than the state average in 2020. Statewide, medical and health services managers and healthcare administrators earn the highest median salary, $89,090 a year, and employment growth is projected to be strongest for biostatisticians, with 32% more jobs by 2028.

The table below shows the demand for and earnings  of public health careers in Kansas, based on data provided by O*NET OnLine.

Job TitleMedian Salary in KS, 2020 (Yearly)Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly)Projected Job Growth in KS, 2018-2028Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019-2029
Biostatisticians$100,010$92,27032%35%
Health Specialties Professors$78,210$99,09024%21%
Environmental Health Specialists$65,610$73,2307%8%
Epidemiologists$59,460$74,560n/a*5%
Medical and Health Services Managers /Healthcare Administrators$89,090$104,28011%32%
Health Educators$55,890$56,5004%11%
Occupational Health Specialists$65,430$76,3407%4%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$40,370$44,0905%8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists$59,950$63,0906%8%
Health Informatics Specialists $72,470$93,73010%7%

*Estimate not released/provided by O*NET

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 April 2021

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Baylor University Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH online in as few as 18 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes

George Washington University Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH online in as few as 12 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 45 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

Tufts University Master of Public Health 

Earn your MPH online in as few as 20 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

University of North Carolina Master of Public Health 

Earn your MPH online in as few as 20 months

  • GRE waivers available
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH