Public health encompasses an immeasurable breadth of academic disciplines and work settings. On this website you will find information on public health in general, and on how to start your education and/or further your career in this field.
- What is Public Health?
www.whatispublichealth.org is a great starting point for visitors new to the field of public health. Here, you can start to develop an understanding of why public health is so important to your community. There is also information on pursuing an education or career in public health, and why this work makes a difference in the well-being of entire populations.
- For Prospective Students
If you have decided that an education in public health sounds interesting, this website will help you familiarize yourself with the types of programs that are available, what you need to know before applying, and how your education will lead to a rewarding career in public health. Whether you are a high school student, undergraduate, graduate student, parent, or educator; this website has excellent information on developing your awareness of public health through education.
- Search for a Program
This feature allows users to search for a variety of programs at accredited schools of public health. You can search by academic discipline (e.g. epidemiology, nutrition), by program type (MPH, Certificate, etc.), or by school.
- Distance Learning Programs
Distance learning enables students to participate in courses and programs without being in physical proximity to an instructor.
- Apply to Member Schools at SOPHAS.org
The Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) is a uniform application service that allows prospective students to use just one application to apply to public health programs at different universities. The SOPHAS website is also home to information on admissions requirements for each different school, down to the very program.