Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in Montana 

There is only one public health school in Montana with a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited Master of Public Health program: the University of Montana. Despite this, Montana is home to a thriving public health industry, with eight public health careers projected to increase employment through the year 2028—six of which will outpace the average increase nationwide.

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Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs in Montana

SchoolProgram NameLocationOnline or On Campus by Concentration
University of MontanaMaster of Public HealthMissoula, MontanaOn Campus:
  • Community Health and Prevention Sciences
Online:
  • Generalist

The University of Montana’s CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health program is available on campus and online—albeit with different concentrations. On-campus students can specialize in community health and prevention sciences, while online students can concentrate as generalists. Students in Montana who are seeking a wider range of MPH concentrations may be better served by online MPH programs in other states.

Public Health Careers Outlook in Montana

The outlook for public health careers is mostly positive, with eight jobs projected to grow in terms of numbers employed through 2028. Health specialties professors are projected to experience the greatest growth, at 21 percent according to O*NET OnLine. The most remunerative public health career in Montana, however, is medical and health services manager or health care administrator, with median annual earnings of $90,370. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not collect county-by-county wage data in Montana.

The table below reflects the demand for and earning potential of public health careers in Montana, based on data from O*NET OnLine.

Job TitleMedian Salary in MT, 2020 (Yearly)Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly)Projected Job Growth in MT, 2018-2028Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019-2029
Biostatisticians$62,010$92,270n/a18%
Health Specialties Professors$75,530$99,09021%8%
Environmental Health Specialists$61,610$73,2308%8%
Epidemiologists$62,400$74,56023%5 to 7%
Medical and Health Services Managers/Healthcare Administrators$90,640$100,98016%32%
Health Educators$47,680$56,50010%11%
Occupational Health Specialist$67,160$76,340n/a24%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$42,020$44,090n/a38%
Dietitians and Nutritionists$56,060$63,0909%8%
Health Informatics Specialists $71,180$93,730n/a48%

  1,2,3,4Estimate 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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