Master of Public Health
The University of Iowa College of Public Health
Iowa City, USA
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Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community efforts (Winslow, 1920). The mission is to assure conditions in which people can be healthy (IOM, 1988).
Why is Public Health for You?
The Master of Public Health (MPH) is recognized globally as the primary professional practice degree in the field of public health.
Public Health is an interdisciplinary field made up of a broad array of professionals in health (dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and veterinarians), social work, nutrition, environmental science, education, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, law, urban planning, and many other fields. Public health practitioners unite in a common goal of promoting health, preventing disease and injury, protecting the environment, and assuring optimal health services. Efforts are focused on communities and populations.
Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds pursue the MPH degree.