The Master of Public Health degree at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine offers an interdisciplinary program that prepares students with opportunities to engage in rich and meaningful community public health experiences. Accredited in June 2007, ECU’s affordable, practice-based MPH program courses focus on the public health needs of rural and minority populations.
Located along the coastal plains, ECU is the third largest public university in N.C., with over 27,000 students. The MPH program strives to prepare students for careers that will lead to solving public health challenges and prepare them for leadership positions. Areas of concentrations in epidemiology, health behavior and health administration are directed toward solutions to adverse health problems of rural and/or minority communities experiencing health disparities.
The Bachelor of Science degree in public health studies (BSPH) prepares students to improve the health and well-being of individuals, communities, populations, and the environment. With three concentration areas, graduates work as vital members of community and health-care teams, serving in hospitals, clinics, non-profit agencies, and health departments, as well as, industries, schools, local, state, and national governmental offices and private businesses.
The large and diverse faculty includes experienced public health practitioners and researchers who bring a wide range of experiences and training to the program. Consistent with the mission of the university, the program seeks to promote the highest level of health for rural and underserved communities in North Carolina while preparing highly qualified public health leaders. The program is designed to ensure that students meet national competencies for health educators and prepares them to pass the National Certified Health Education Specialist exam (CHES).