Deepen your knowledge of public health concepts, theories, and practices, and hone your ability to work collaboratively with other public and private sector professionals whose work often intersects with the field of public health. The curriculum, developed around national public health curriculum standards, uses a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes environmental public health concepts; psychological, behavioral, and social factors influencing population-based health disparities; principles of epidemiology and biostatistics; public health administration systems and processes; and economics. A collaborative project involving local public health organizations is integrated into the curriculum, providing you the opportunity to gain practical knowledge of relevant organizations, programs, and policies.
With your Master's in Public Health from Capella, you'll develop solutions to public health issues in an informed manner and help create healthy communities and environments. You'll also create health access and quality strategies for diverse populations.
Common jobs with an online Master's in Public Health include environmental health intelligence analyst, community health program manager, health communications specialist, health educator, health policy analyst, public health advisor, research assistant, social/behavioral scientist or social science analyst. Potential workplaces include: community health center, community-based organization, health care organization or public health agency.