Master of Public Health

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Become a leader, advocate and influencer for public health and wellness with an MPH degree from our top-ranked nursing school.

Why Earn a Master of Public Health (MPH)?

With a Master of Public Health, you will assume a leadership role in creating and overseeing programs and policies that promote the ideals of public health. This timely degree will prepare you to take on key roles in public health organizations as an epidemiologist, manager, researcher, educator, advocate or director.

Why Earn Your Master of Public Health at Adelphi in New York on Long Island?

  • CEPH Accredited Master'sReceive personalized mentorship in our small classroom settings, with many opportunities to participate in research, conferences and community activities.
  • Benefit from flexible full- and part-time public health master’s program options, with a variety of exciting elective choices in community health, epidemiology, emergency management and global health.
  • Graduate with a clear and focused path to your future, with support from your assigned advisor—someone who will be there to guide you from your first day to graduation.
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited

What Can You Do With an MPH Degree From Adelphi University?

A Master in Public Health (MPH) can provide you with valuable knowledge and skills related to promoting and protecting the health of communities.

At the graduate level, individuals are more likely to serve in leadership/management roles, do research/consulting and command a higher income.

While specific opportunities and career paths can vary depending on your interests, here are some potential areas where an MPH from the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health can be useful.

Public health majors gain research skills through coursework and hands-on experiences. You can assist in public health research projects, analyze health data and contribute to scientific studies.

With an MPH degree from Adelphi in New York, you can work in community health education programs, designing and implementing health promotion campaigns, conducting workshops and developing educational materials to raise awareness about various health issues.

MPH holders can find opportunities in nonprofit organizations, community health centers and advocacy groups. You can work on initiatives related to disease prevention, access to healthcare, health equity, policy advocacy or community outreach.

Public health is a critical component of government agencies at local, state and national levels. You can contribute to public health initiatives, assist in data analysis, participate in policy development or work on health education and promotion programs.

MPH graduates can explore opportunities in international health organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or global health initiatives. You will engage in projects related to infectious disease control, maternal and child health, health infrastructure development, or health education in resource-limited settings.

A public health degree holder can provide a foundation for working in occupational health and safety roles. You can focus on assessing and reducing workplace hazards, promoting employee well-being, and developing policies and programs to ensure a safe working environment.

With an MPH, you can pursue careers in health consulting firms, where you can contribute to projects involving health policy analysis, program evaluation, healthcare quality improvement or health data management.

Program Vision and Mission

Adelphi University’s Master of Public Health program’s vision is to promote health equity especially among vulnerable and underserved populations on both a local and global scale.

The mission of Adelphi University’s Master of Public Health Program is to provide an exceptional learning environment offering student-centered education, research, and service. We are committed to preparing students to become highly qualified practitioners and research scientists dedicated to improving public health within local communities, regionally and globally.

Significant Nursing Tuition Discounts

Graduate nursing students enrolled in the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health who also are employees of Northwell Health, NYU Langone Health and Nassau County Government are eligible for a 15 percent tuition discount on those graduate programs.

Students should check with their employer to see if they are a current participant.

Visit employer reimbursement to learn more.

90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
27%* * Bureau of Labor Statistics
expected job growth through 2032 for epidemiologists and public health workers—much faster than the average
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Adelphi’s public health graduate program has given me the knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to improving the current public health system. My professors and advisors have really harnessed my talents and abilities to ensure that I’m fully prepared to implement what I learned in the classroom out in the real world.

Maryanne Charath, MPH ’20

Certificate Options

Our students can combine the MPH with a certificate in emergency management, or advanced certificate in health promotion.

Emergency Management Graduate Certificate

Apply the principles of emergency management in a public health setting.

Advanced Certificate in Community Health Promotion

Designed to give students who have already attained a master’s degree in health studies or related fields the opportunity to specialize in community health promotion.

Adelphi public health student working with communities abroad

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency overseen by the U.S. Department of Education, recognized our Master of Public Health (MPH) program for identifying, preventing and solving community health problems. This accreditation ensures that students are receiving a high-quality education in public health.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe hands-on experience is key to setting our students up for future career success. This is why we ensure our public health students have firsthand public health experience through internships and out-of-the-classroom opportunities. Our students have had the opportunity to enhance their educational experience through internships at:

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Application Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum 2.85 cumulative GPA on official transcripts and should submit the following:

  • Online Application Form and $60 fee
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
  • Personal essay
  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Completion of undergraduate statistics course
  • Résumé
  • TOEFL or IELTS required for international candidates if in the United States for less than three years

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