Public Health

The Field of Public Health

Public health is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to prevent injuries, illness and premature death, promote health and wellness, and prolong life, at the group, community, and population levels. The MPH degree enables students to understand and apply public health theory and research methods for the purposes of improving community and population health. Our mission is to educate engaged, committed, socially aware, culturally competent, ethical public health researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to meet society's needs to prevent and ameliorate public health problems locally, nationally, and globally.

Hofstra’s MPH prepares students for careers in public health practice and research in community, government and private sector settings.  Students develop highly marketable skills in core public health functions such as assessment and research, program planning, evaluation and policy development that translate well into a variety of fields and positions.

Career Opportunities

Examples of positions held by Hofstra MPH Alumni:

  • Research Coordinator
  • Healthcare Analyst
  • Community Organizer
  • Capacity Building Specialist
  • Public Health Epidemiologist
  • Practice Administrator
  • Grants Manager
  • Social Health Investigator
  • Statistical Programmer

Examples of organizations where Hofstra MPH Alumni are employed:

  • Health System
  • Advocacy Organization
  • Health Insurance Company
  • Local Government Agency
  • State Government Agency
  • Federal Government Agency
  • Higher Education
  • Professional Association
  • Community-based Service Agency