Saint Louis University

Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice

This Master of Public Health program is designed for public health, health care and social service professionals who are seeking to increase their competency in public health practice.

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This degree is perfect for practitioners in public health, health care and social service who have specialized knowledge in their fields and desire a greater understanding of the principles of population health and the technical skills that are the foundation of public health practice. 

Students who graduate with this degree will gain a greater understanding of the overall field of public health as they develop specific skills and enhance their administrative and leadership abilities.

Dual Degree Options

Career Opportunities
SLU graduates are employed all over the nation and internationally in a wide variety of settings and positions. Some of the career paths in public health include:

  • Department of Health Administrator 
  • Public Health Consultant
  • Outreach Specialist

Faculty Research

Our faculty are internationally recognized as leaders in the field of public health and have active research in areas such as:

  • Health Communication
  • Injury Prevention
  • Health Disparities 
  • Cultural Competence
  • Equitable Access
  • Public Health Practice

Admission Requirements

MPH-Public Health Practice Curriculum
Students in joint concentrations will have a curriculum that varies from the one below.

MPH Core Curriculum

  • Behavioral Science and Public Health 

  • Principles of Biostatistics

  • Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Principles of Epidemiology

  • Mission and Practice of Global Public Health

  • Ethical Issues in Public Health 

  • Managerial Aspects of Public Health Practice or Management of Health Care Organizations

  • Internship/Practice Experience 

  • Special Study for Examinations

Concentration Curriculum

  • Health Policy

  • Politics and Public Health Advocacy

  • Public Health and Disasters

  • Concentration Electives

  • Capstone in Public Health Practice

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