February 05, 2020 | Midwestern University
Midwestern University is pleased to announce the addition of a new graduate healthcare professional degree program, designed to best prepare students for future careers in healthcare.
The new Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program is a 56 quarter-credit hour online program that offers interprofessional opportunities to join healthcare teams that link human, animal, and ecosystems health management and employ One Health principles. The program will initially be offered starting in summer 2020 as a dual-degree option for the University’s osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, optometry, and veterinary medicine students; a standalone degree option will be available starting in 2022.
The degree will empower students with public health knowledge and skills that will expand their career opportunities in traditional clinical and public health practice, global health, and government service. Typical career paths include environmental health, food safety, epidemiology, zoonotic disease and vector control, health service management, and many more. Professionals with this level of training are in increasing demand, especially in urban and rural populations that are medically underserved. It is estimated that an additional quarter million public health workers will be needed this year.