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EWU's College of Health Science and Public Health offers the only Master of Public Health (MPH) program in eastern Washington. As of June 2015, EWU's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is now officially designated as an Accreditation Applicant with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is the independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside of schools of public health.
About Public Health
Public Health has been defined as the "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals."
Public Health focuses on broad community initiatives to promote health through efforts to help protect the population's health status. The EWU Master of Public Health (MPH) program is an interdisciplinary approach bringing together many academic disciplines to promote a broad intellectual framework. For problem solving the challenges emerging in public health, there are external influences such as the physical and social environment, as well as internal factors like personal behaviors and the genetic makeup which impact the status of an individual's health. These determinants of health define the role of public health in the healthcare delivery system. The Master of Public Health program strives to provide the student with both analytical and practical knowledge and the skills to assume positions in improving the public's health and effective integration with healthcare delivery systems.
EWU's Master of Public Health (MPH) program specialises in Public Health Leadership.
Opportunities in Public Health are rapidly expanding. MPH graduates would be eligible for roles throughout the Public (including City/ State/ Government) and Private (including for profit and not-for-profit sectors) health and allied sectors. Such roles include, but are not limited to:
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