Public Health

Master's Degree

Career Possibilities

  • Maternal and Child Health Director 
  • Emergency Preparedness Manager
  • Researcher, Research Assistant
  • Health Educator
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Environmental Health Director
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • NGO Manager

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Master of Public Health Degree

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at NEIT applies an interdisciplinary approach to prepare professionals in public health science with a foundation of management and leadership skills to successfully practice public health in a supervisory/management role to oversee, plan, evaluate and improve population health programs and initiatives.  

The MPH program trains the professional in the essential public health services along with critical management principles, giving graduates a balanced view of public health science with a foundation on leadership, budgeting, supervision and project management to lead public health efforts.  This program uses a hybrid modality of online and on-ground weekend classes designed to meet the needs of the working professional.  With an innovative use of technology and student participation, professionals will be introduced to public health science as well as other emerging topics including informatics, emergency preparedness, quality improvement and global health through lectures, lab work and seminar-style courses. The program also offers ample opportunities for students’ interaction and exposure to the public health field through lectures, materials review and assigned work to learn more about the challenges faced in the field and to apply the tools learned through the program.

Students can complete this interdisciplinary MPH program in as little as two years (eight quarters), taking 2 classes in each quarter. To meet graduation requirements, a minimum of 48 academic credits is required, including a 120-hour field experience in a public health or closely aligned entity, where students would work with a preceptor in a pre-determined project, prepare a paper and give an on-campus presentation.

An MPH graduate can work in a variety of public health settings, including local, state and federal public health agencies. Opportunities may also exist in other settings such as community health organizations; in foundations; coalitions or advocacy groups working in support of chronic diseases (diabetes, cancer, asthma), environmental concerns (water, food, asbestos), allied entities (Medicaid, program evaluation agencies, health insurers), policy issues (municipalities, legal and environmental justice groups, regulatory bodies); and also on college campuses, private non-profit agencies and business in wellness and employee assistance programs. With the interdisciplinary principles of the MPH program at the New England Institute of Technology, graduates will be versed in a number of topics that arise in public health. They will also have the opportunity to attend other online webinars and professional development opportunities, thus making the MPH program a well-rounded approach to public health practice, while broadening the perspectives and views of public health theory.

Master of Public Health Degree


The mission of the NEIT Master of Science in Public Health program is to guide students to use the theory and practice of public health and management sciences to execute the core public health functions of assessment, assurance and policy development and cultivate leaders’ innovation to improve the health of populations. With a strong foundation in management and leadership courses especially designed for public health practitioners, graduates will be prepared to successfully manage programs and efforts in a variety of settings, like non-profit, community and government organizations. Trained with this interdisciplinary background, MPH program graduates will be prepared to lead organizations, use the principles of continuous quality improvement and to promote and protect the public’s health.

Student Outcomes

By the end of the public health interdisciplinary program, students will become well-rounded professionals prepared to manage public health initiatives as evidenced by the ability to:

1. Demonstrate a depth and breadth of understanding of the three core public health functions (assessment, assurance and policy development) described through the ten essential services of public health:

  • -- Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
  • -- Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  • -- Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  • -- Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
  • -- Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  • -- Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  • -- Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  • -- Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.
  • -- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  • -- Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

2. Demonstrate a depth and breadth of understanding of the public health core competencies:

  • -- Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • -- Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • -- Communication Skills
  • -- Cultural Competency Skills
  • -- Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • -- Public Health Sciences Skills
  • -- Financial Planning and Management Skills
  • -- Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

3. Demonstrate the use of management and leadership skills and their application in the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health goals/programs directed to address health issues affecting at-risk populations.

4. Demonstrate knowledge and practice of the public health foundation, frameworks and resources for community assessment, evaluation, evidence-based practices, etc.

5. Continuously value and take responsibility for professional development and life-long learning and encourage these qualities in others.

6. Care for society and their profession by consistently demonstrating the highest level of ethics in the administration of public health programs.

Master of Public Health Degree

  • PH 510 Biostatistics
  • PH 515 Public Health Foundations
  • PH 520 Principles of Epidemiology
  • PH 525 Management and Effectiveness in Public Health
  • PH 530 Principles of Research/Methods
  • PH 535 Marketing and Communications in Public Health
  • PH 540 Financial Planning and Analysis in Public Health
  • PH 545 Occupational and Environmental Health
  • PH 550 Public Health Planning and Evaluation
  • PH 555 Public Health Leadership
  • PH 560 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
  • PH 565 Ethics and Public Health Law
  • PH 570 Public Health Seminar
  • PH 575 Field Practicum
  • PH 580 Public Health Seminar
  • PH 585 Field Practicum Project  
  • PH 589 Master’s Project