What industries will I be able to work once I graduate with a MPH?

Graduates with a MPH degree can work in a wide variety of public health fields and occupy many different positions. Some of these opportunities can be found at:

  • Local health departments
  • Mental health and recovery boards – drug boards, state health departments, schools, federal health agencies including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • National Institutes of Health,
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • International groups, including World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, health department hospitals
  • Non-government organizations including American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, March of Dimes, Planned Parenthood, American Diabetes Association

Learn more about public health careers and why this industry is constantly growing and changing.

Keep in mind that the public health specialization you choose to pursue will also impact which field you enter upon graduation. The five MPH specializations offered at KSU are:

Have additional questions or want more information? Visit our MPH FAQs today.