Published September 12, 2019
To address the increasing demand for public health skills, the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) added a new online MPH program, providing a degree pathway for not only traditional students, but also international students and working professionals.
The program is designed to give students the flexibility to tailor the program to meet their unique interests. Through coursework and hands-on practice activities, students are able to take advantage of the same foundational public health education as the seated individualized MPH.
“The addition of this program to our department’s academic offerings within SPHHP is a direct response to the ever-growing need in the field, coupled with the fact that working professionals or students with other personal responsibilities need a flexible online option,” stated interim chair of community health and health behavior, Dr. Gregory G. Homish.
The program consists of 44 credits, which includes online courses addressing foundational knowledge and competency areas basic to public health, elective courses, a field training experience and an integrative project both which can be completed off campus. Both full time and part time options are available.
As a practitioner with training in core public health principles, graduates of the program will be involved with advocacy, planning, programming, implementation and evaluation for disease prevention and health promotion of populations.
Graduates will be prepared to work in a wide range of settings, including: local, state, national or international public health agencies; health care delivery systems; non-profit health agencies; and research organizations.