Learning Outcomes

The Online Master of Public Health (MPH) program is dedicated to equipping students with the skills and competencies to be successful in the field of public health. After developing the core public health competencies and successfully completing the program, you'll be able to:

  • Assess community assets and needs and apply participatory approaches to solving public health problems in communities
  • Develop, implement, monitor, evaluate and improve public health programs, policies and interventions
  • Apply epidemiological and biostatistical methods to assess public health status and reduce mortality, morbidity and disability
  • Apply environmental health principles and approaches to assess, prevent and control environmental health hazards
  • Assess and address behavioral, social and cultural factors related to population health and health disparities
  • Develop strategies to reduce health inequalities within communities and populations
  • Apply leadership skills in managing cross-disciplinary teams and organizations to effectively address public health problems

Niels Johnson

"The UW Online MPH program provided the research and health services courses that I was most interested in, while allowing me the flexibility to continue working full time."

— Niels Johnson

Urologist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center