The online Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Emergency Preparedness prepares practice professionals in a world where emergency preparedness and response skills are increasingly essential to the public health infrastructure.
The College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), already renowned for its expertise in bio-preparedness and biosecurity, is a leading researcher to establish evidence-based knowledge in the field.
Through coursework, students of the Public Health, MPH (Emergency Preparedness) program will:
- Explore events including natural disasters, intentional acts of terrorism and newly emerging infectious disease threats.
- The course curriculum is designed to be reflective and inclusive of current and nationally endorsed competencies in emergency preparedness leadership, crisis communication, information management, practice improvement and planning and responder health and safety.
- Benefit from a flexible online format with key emergency preparedness content structured and delivered through course curriculum based on the focus areas established by the Federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Master of Public Health Program (MPH) is a 42-credit hour, specialized professional master's degree program designed to prepare graduates for work in public health. Core courses are offered online and consistent with accreditation standards. The core curriculum focuses on the areas of knowledge critical to all public health practitioners. The concentration courses give students an in-depth study of discipline-specific competency areas. This value-based academic program will emphasize the areas of prevention, scientific knowledge base, and inter-dependency with other areas of knowledge and practice and social justice.