Master of Public Health (MPH)

A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a professional degree that prepares students for careers in public health management, program coordination and evaluation, training of health educators and policy development.  Graduates work in local, state, tribal and federal government agencies, health care and clinic settings, non-profit organizations and in research.  Skills gained through an MPH degree focus on the translation and administration of evidence-based health promotion strategies designed to support the health and well-being of individuals and communities through direct services, program implementation and policy development.

At NAU, MPH core coursework covers the following topics:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Intervention Mapping
  • Advanced Behavior Change Counseling
  • Research Methods and Program Evaluation
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Environmental and Occupational Health 

MPH students must select one of the following concentrations and complete the coursework that provides in-depth exposure to this focus:

  1. Health Promotion (with an optional track in Indigenous Health)
  2. Nutrition (coming soon)

Academic work outside the classroom includes completion of a graduate project developed by the student in conjunction with advisor(s) and a public health applied practice experience.

For admission to the Fall 2018 semester, the application deadline is February 15, 2018. The application is available on the Graduate College Admissions page.

Please contact Dr. Dawn Clifford for more information: Dawn.Clifford@nau.edu (928) 523-2566