East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the university is now offering a Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to prepare professionals in public health science with a foundation of management and leadership skills. Graduates of the MPH program will acquire the knowledge and 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 focuses on essential public health services along with critical management principles giving graduates a balanced view of public health science with emphasis on the leadership, budgeting, supervision and project management skills necessary to lead successful public health efforts.
This hybrid program includes a combination of online and on-ground weekend classes designed to meet the needs of the working professional. With an innovative use of technology and student interaction, public health professionals will be introduced to emerging topics that include informatics, emergency preparedness, quality improvement and global health through lectures, lab work, materials review, seminar-style courses and assigned work.
Students can complete this interdisciplinary MPH program in as little as two years (eight quarters), taking two classes per quarter. To meet graduation requirements, a minimum of 48 academic credits is required, including a 120-hour field experience in a public health or similar entity. Students would work with a preceptor on a pre-determined project, prepare a paper and give an on-campus presentation. Students will participate in 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.
Graduates of the MPH program can work in a variety of public health settings including local, state and federal public health agencies. Other employment opportunities include community health organizations, foundations, coalitions or advocacy groups working in support of chronic diseases and environmental concerns, allied entities such as Medicaid, program evaluation agencies and health insurers, policy issues, college campuses, private non-profit agencies, and wellness and employee assistance programs.
The Master of Public Health program complements several of NEIT’s health sciences degree programs. The university offers Associate in Science degree programs in nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, surgical technology, respiratory care, medical laboratory technology, clinical medical assistant, and paramedic technology as well as its fully online RN to BSN bachelor’s level program and online/hybrid Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy.
For more information on the Master of Public Health program or any of New England Tech’s more than 50 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online/hybrid programs, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, by email at [email protected] or visit www.neit.edu.