Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in Nebraska 

Nebraska has only one Master of Public Health program accredited by the Council on Education (CEPH) for Public Health: the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Nebraska is nevertheless home to a booming public health industry, with eight public health professions projected to increase  employment through 2028. More impressively, six of those professions are expected to grow faster than their respective averages nationwide. Read on to learn more about public health schools and careers opportunities in Nebraska.

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Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs in Nebraska

SchoolProgram NameLocationOnline or On Campus by Concentration
University of Nebraska Medical CenterMaster of Public HealthOmaha, NebraskaOn Campus:
  • Emergency Preparedness
Both:
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Public Health Administration & Policy

As mentioned, the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is the only public health school with a CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health program. University of Nebraska Medical Center students can pursue their MPH on campus or online, with concentrations in biostatistics, environmental & occupational health, epidemiology and other specializations. Students in Nebraska who are interested in concentrations not offered at the University of Nebraska Medical Center may want to research online MPH programs in other states.

Public Health Career Outlook in Nebraska

Public health careers in Nebraska are trending positively, with employment growth projected in 8 of 10 related jobs through 2028. Medical and health services managers and healthcare administrators saw the highest median salaries, at $107,440 a year in 2020. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average wage increases were higher in Douglas and Lancaster counties than in the rest of Nebraska in 2019.

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

Job TitleMedian Salary in NE, 2020 (Yearly)Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly)Projected Job Growth in NE, 2018-2028Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019-2029
Biostatisticians$70,770$92,27029%35%
Health Specialties Professors$85,670$99,0906%21%
Environmental Health Specialists$56,320$73,2307%8%
Epidemiologists$62,820$74,56025%5%
Medical and Health Services Managers/Healthcare Administrators$107,440$104,28015%32%
Health Educators$49,260$56,50010%11%
Occupational Health Specialist$70,010$76,340.7%4%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$43,540$44,09011%8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists$56,380$63,09012%8%
Health Informatics Specialists $81,790 $93,7308%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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