Healthy living, chronic disease, health system performance and costs, access to health care, environmental threats, health disparities - these are some of the pressing public health concerns facing Maine and the nation. Through our nationally-recognized academic and research programs, the Muskie School of Public Service is dedicated to improving health and health systems.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is an accredited program that prepares students with the practical knowledge and skills to address today’s complex population health and health services needs. Multi-disciplinary in nature, the MPH program delivers a broad population health and health systems perspective. The program offers hands-on field experience opportunities in a wide variety of public health and healthcare organizations in Maine and beyond including state and local health departments, community-based organizations, primary care and multispecialty physician practices, hospitals, and health and health-related agencies. Graduates work in the public and private sectors to apply evidence based practices and state-of-the-art knowledge and skills to improve population health.
The MPH program offers many opportunities for experiential learning. Through paid graduate and research assistantships with nationally recognized faculty and staff, many students engage in projects addressing public health, health service, and health policy problems critical to improving health and health systems. Faculty and alumni offer strong connections with the practice community, creating opportunities for field placements, capstone projects, and career networking.
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