Master of Public Health
Ohio University's Master of Public Health, with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences, prepares students to examine the behavioral, social and cultural factors that impact health behavior and health outcomes. Since OHIO is uniquely situated in the heart of rural Appalachia, students will complete coursework related to social, behavioral, environmental and cultural determinants of rural health as well as courses focused on the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of health interventions in a rural setting. Through classroom instruction, research and/or field experience, students will work closely with OHIO faculty and public health leaders in rural Appalachian Ohio who are actively engaged in rural health research and practice. Students who complete an MPH are well positioned for careers in a variety of settings, including: local or state health departments, community-based organizations, governmental organizations (CDC) and global health.