Public Health, MPH (Maternal & Child Health)
Master of Public Health Degree with a Concentration in Maternal and Child Health
Why Pursue This Program
The online Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) degree program takes a life course approach to the study of MCH through the lifespan, from preconception through pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and senescence.
The Public Health, MPH Maternal and Child Health concentration provides students with:
- The ability to apply life course perspective in addressing health, diseases and behaviors in MCH populations.
- An understanding of each health status of each age of the lifespan and how that status influences health in the subsequent stage.
- Focused coursework on equality, social justice and human rights.
- An in-depth view of the determinants of health biological, behavioral, sociocultural and environmental as well as the influence of policies and politics on the health status of mothers, children, adolescents and families.
Career Outlook: Graduates of the program are prepared as MCH professionals in practice. They will be leaders in the industry through research that impacts local, regional, national and global populations which allows them to advocate for policymaking.
Graduates work in a variety of settings which may include:
- City, county and state health departments
- Government agencies
- Non-profit organizations
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.