Master of Public Health School of Health Professions and Human Services The Hofstra Health Advocate

A Career in Public Health: More Important Than Ever

As the communities across the country navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic, now more than ever the importance of a career in public health is evident. Public health leaders are looking to take on health issues on a larger scale and move the impact of their work beyond their clients and families to help whole populations of people.

Public Health graduates build advanced expertise in assessment and research, program planning, evaluation, and policy development and get experience doing field work with community organizations addressing pressing public health issues at the local, regional and national level. In addition, the degree prepares students to be health leaders in such areas as medical and clinical care, law, research, health education, business analysis, data analysis, project and program managers.

Public health professionals often get a master’s degree to complement their area of expertise and to qualify them to work with larger organizations. Hofstra University’s Master and Public Health program is the only program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in Nassau County, Long Island, NY, and Queens County, NY.

At Hofstra the Master of Public Health (MPH) can be completed in little as 13 months with full-time study. An Advanced Certificate in Foundations in Public Health is also available to pursue as well as MD/MPH, with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine or a JD/MPH with the Maurice A. Deane School of Law.

Careers in public health can be as diverse as your interests and passions. When you earn a degree in public health, you will graduate with the ability to make communities safer and healthier—and you have a wide variety of careers to choose from. You could work with advocacy groups to improve and inform policy makers, to organize vaccination campaigns, or streamline operations at a neighborhood health clinic, to name a few.

Whichever path you take after earning your MPH, you will make a lasting impact on the way your community receives and interacts with healthcare challenges.