Community, global, and public health are the fastest growing, most exciting, and versatile areas of study on college campuses across the United States today.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Community Health at Mason prepares students to protect and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations—locally and globally—by developing and implementing evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs and policies.
The global health minor is designed to increase students’ awareness of the major health problems and issues that transcend national boundaries. Students examine the public health implications of globalization and learn to think critically about how specific global health challenges may be solved in culturally appropriate ways. The minor will enhance the education of students who are planning to work in in a variety of settings with a global health focus, including health care, government, education, and non-governmental organizations.
The minor in public health prepares students with a broad and baseline understanding of public health. Students are introduced to various topics that comprise public health, including global health, environmental health, epidemiology, health behaviors, and biostatistics.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) is the most widely recognized professional degree for those wishing to enter or advance in the field of public health. Mason’s MPH program provides coursework in all five core disciplines of public health and advanced training in one of seven concentration areas.
The accelerated MPH degree program is designed for Mason’s highly qualified and highly motivated undergraduates. It is expected that students will have a minimum 3.0 GPA in public health relevant coursework.