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Who benefits from earning an M.P.H. at DMU?

Current professionals – Individuals who are currently employed within public health or the health care system. These individuals often want to earn the M.P.H. to advance with their current employment or to support their leadership role and experiences with formal education.

Career changers – The M.P.H. degree allows students who have work experience in another field to bridge the gap into a successful career in public health.┬áSee MPH careers.

Recent college graduates – The M.P.H. degree offers significant opportunities for students just out of undergraduate school. With the non-traditional course format, recent grads can use their daytime hours to begin working full or part-time, volunteer with public health organizations, participate in research with M.P.H. faculty and study.

Clinical dual degree students – Clinical students often find a degree in M.P.H. to be beneficial for their future career. A clinical degree prepares the students to work with patients one-on-one, but the M.P.H. prepares students to affect the health of a community.

Applications in 2012-13
Total Applications: 150
Total Acceptances: 65
Average student age: 34. Age range: 21-63.
Average GPA: 3.40
Education: 28 percent have already earned a doctorage degree; 14 percent have earned a master’s degree
Quick stats
The program has nearly 150 active students.
The majority of students complete their degree entirely online and are employed while earning their degree.
40 students graduated from the program in 2013.
Students reside throughout the U.S. and in foreign countries as well.
25 percent of students identify as ethnic minorities.