There is a need for public health professionals to address emerging and re-emerging diseases, environmental health concerns, health care reform, proliferation of agents and weapons of mass destruction, sociopolitical factors affecting the nation’s health and health care systems, and the expansion of health issues that are global in scope. The M.P.H. Program, at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, provides a comprehensive, graduate-level program designed to prepare students to define, critically assess, and resolve public health problems. It emphasizes acquisition of knowledge and skills for promoting health, preventing disease, developing and evaluating programs, enhancing clinical practice, conducting research, and providing community service. The M.P.H. degree is a recognized degree for leadership in health care.

Upon matriculation, graduates may find professional opportunities in a variety of areas and settings. A 2013 report from Forbes magazine that accounted for Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projection data between 2010 and 2020 ranked a Master of Public Health degree as the 6th best degree for employment, with a mid-career median salary of $84,100 (nationally) and projected employment opportunities to increase by 30.5% within the field by 2020.
In 2014, The M.P.H. Program at Nova Southeastern University received a renewal of the full seven-year accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. Additionally, our online program ranked among the top 20 programs nationally by Public Health Online – an independent educational ranking group. Our program offers a generalist Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, online or onsite, which requires a minimum of 42 credit hours of study typically completed over a two-year period. Coursework may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, up to a maximum duration of 5 years.