An academic advisor (either the Divisional or Regional Campus centralized advisor or a Divisional or Regional Campus faculty member) is assigned to students at the time of admission. MPH students who elect a concentration will be required to add one additional member to their committee to represent the concentration (unless the advisor also represents the concentration). If a student chooses to complete a written culminating experience (., thesis), a second member may be added from within or outside the School. Committee membership is approved by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. During evaluation week at the end of each Fall and Spring semesters, each MPH student meets with his or her advisory committee to review the academic plan and the student s progress toward completion of the degree program.
With this degree, your career choices are varied You can choose to work within legislative bodies crafting specific policies and bills, or you could work in a government agency such as the Center for Disease Control . You could work developing policies for pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and even medical device companies seeking to influence legislation. You will still take a number of business administration courses, but you will focus on legal issues, social trends and how the public health system works and is evolving. A variation of this degree is a Master of Public Health with a concentration on administration, called a Master of Public Health Administration (MPHA).