Health doesn’t begin with medical care. Health begins where we are born, grow, live, work and age.
These conditions are shaped by:
- Distribution of wealth, income, education, and employment
- Housing costs, food systems, and impact on the climate
- Power dynamics related to gender, class, race, sexuality, among others
- Government policies that shape all these other social determinants of health.
As a result, health promotion often falls to social, economic and environmental ministries. Ministries of health are key too, but they often treat illness more than they prevent it. Our Master of Public Health focuses on illness prevention and health promotion.
Students of the MPH program have gone on to have careers as community health specialists, policy advisors, field epidemiologists, and project managers. Learn more about career outcomes here.
So join us where health begins. The MPH Program is a two-year program with a minimum of 60 credits including a 6-credit practicum. Learn more about the program here.