Online MPH Careers

Build a Career That Serves Communities Well

In-Demand Careers | CEPH Accredited

The online Master of Public Health at Ohio University stands out from other MPH programs by offering an added understanding of health access disparities. Our degree program is focused on building well-rounded, bold leaders who are armed with the skills to face public health challenges — making you a desirable candidate for hire upon graduation.

Pursuing your MPH degree positions you for career opportunities in a variety of settings, from health departments at the local, state, or federal level to community-based organizations, hospitals, corporate, and other healthcare settings.

  • More than 126,000 jobs projected for community health workers by 20311
  • In 2021, the largest employers of community health workers were government (20%) and individual/family services (15%)1
  • Careers requiring the MPH can earn more than $120,0002

Become an effective leader in public health

Careers in public health can be varied and wide-ranging, with opportunities spanning many industries. MPH graduates can expect—and qualify for—top salaries in their fields with a degree from OHIO University.

  • Emergency Management Director


    per year3

  • Health Educator


    per year4

  • Community Health Coordinator


    per year4

  • Public Health Specialist


    per year4

Lead positive, enduring change in Public Health

OHIO University's online MPH degree prepares students to take leading roles in understanding the complexity of issues that challenge the health of individuals in the local, national and international communities they are passionate about. Upon graduation, students have the skills and experience to understand and facilitate change in those communities.

  • Over 90% of alumni find jobs in their chosen field within 1 year after graduation
  • Students have networking opportunities with more than 250,000 OHIO alumni

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You'll Learn

Featuring a curriculum designed for hands-on learning and real-world application, students will explore:

  • Public health concepts
  • Social and behavioral science concepts as applied to public health
  • Rural health program evaluation
  • The impact of, and the healthcare administrator's role in, health policy
  • The factors influencing health outcomes in rural regions of the United States
  • Epidemiological concepts as applied to public health
  • Principles of biostatistics
  • Chronic disease prevention and control
  • Grant and proposal writing in public health

Skills You'll Gain

OHIO's MPH program ensures that when students graduate they have the ability to do or understand the following: 

  • Examine the behavioral, social, and cultural concepts essential to succeeding in public health fields
  • Understand factors that impact health behavior and health outcomes. 
  • Understand concepts related to social, behavioral, environmental, and cultural determinants 
  • Assess, design, implement, and evaluate health interventions in rural and underserved settings

Career Services

OHIO University's Career & Student Success Center offers a variety of expert, personalized career services specifically for business students and alumni. With OHIO's Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), you will also have access to four months of support from a dedicated team that includes a personal career coach, a branding expert and a career concierge. Our alumni benefit from a proprietary technology platform and one free coaching session each year – for life.

Personalized Career Coaching

We offer convenient, live coaching via video conference or by phone to help you prepare for career success and maximize your professional potential. We help you determine your career goals, then ensure you have the resources you need to achieve them.

Job Search Resources

Put your best foot forward and stand out to employers with helpful templates, detailed best-practice guidelines and more. We also offer job search tools like personal assessments, professional development webinars and online resources that can be accessed anywhere, anytime through our industry-leading technology platform.

Professional Development Sessions

OHIO students can also participate in free professional development sessions led by industry experts. These live, virtual sessions cover topics like career self-concept, basic job search skills, and how to qualify for promotions and prepare for leadership opportunities.


  1. "Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers."
  2. "Epidemiologist Salary in the United States."
  3. "Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers," Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved March 7, 2023 from
  4. "Highest Paying Public Health Careers," Public Health Degrees. Retrieved March 7, 2023 from