Department of Public Health
Master of Public Health
Further your study in the discipline of public health, which focuses on the health needs of communities and populations domestically and internationally. Learn more about the five core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and health care administration.
Master of Public Health/Counseling
In this dual degree, you’ll learn to implement both individual and systemic change in the mental health and public health fields, by integrating the tools of the counselor with the tools of public health. The program educates and socializes students to become practitioners skilled in the art of behavior assessment and change.
Master of Public Health/IPCR
The Public Health and International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Dual Master’s Degree uses an interdisciplinary approach to address the increasingly critical study of peace and conflict resolution. Students explore conflict problem-solving on an international scale
Master of Public Health/Physical Therapy
The combined Public Health and Physical Therapy degree enables future physical therapists to become leaders in health promotion and health policy, and impact healthcare in innovative ways both domestically and internationally.
Master of Public Health/Physician Assistant
In this dual degree, you’ll prepare for a leadership role in meeting community health care needs. This dual degree explores the integration of individual patient management with health promotion and disease prevention affecting local communities and global populations.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Study the tools necessary to study, research and practice ways to improve health outcomes for communities and populations. Our concentration in global health will allow you to apply these concepts to populations around the world.
Meet Public Health Students
My time at Arcadia University has taught me many valuable lessons about the field of public health. Arcadia has allowed me to grow personally and professionally by helping me to form long lasting connections due to its small size, and providing me with wonderful academic and career opportunities. Arcadia has successfully prepared me for when I graduate and move onto the next journey into my public health career.
Arcadia University’s Public Health program has retained such inspired students, who work to build up the program in order to make it a community of practice and service, who activate their educations in an effort to improve contemporary inequities and concerns that affect so many people’s quality of life. Upon entering into the MPH program, I find myself in awe of these academic peers who are so driven to contribute to their communities. The mutual support from these cohorts of
As an undergraduate the relatively small class sizes gave me more time with my instructors, and allowed me to develop a close relationship with my advisors. Now as a graduate student, I feel even more connected to the professors, even the ones who I have not taken a class with because the department is so close knit. Everyone is very involved. I truly believe my time at Arcadia has prepared me for my future as a public health professional and a working professional.
Community and Global Public Health Internship Experiences
Arcadia’s field placement internship experience is designed to provide a real-life learning environment. Students can apply the academic concepts and master the skills they learn in the classroom. Their internship experiences bridge professional academic preparation with public health practice. The knowledge and skills students learn in their courses are applied in an agency setting under the supervision and guidance of experienced instructors.
Our internship map below displays recent locations and organizations that our graduate students have traveled to and worked with during their internship experience. Click on a location to see the site’s description on the map pictured below. To find more information about what some of our interns have been doing through their Community and Global Public Health Internship Experiences, visit intern experiences.
All people will have a fair and just opportunity to be the healthiest they can be.
Advancing the health of all, locally and around the world through research, service, advocacy, and the development of public health leaders.
Multidisciplinary Learning Community: Critical thinking allows one to move beyond content and towards effective application of knowledge. Throughout the coursework and during their thesis work, the programs create opportunities for students to think critically about existing knowledge in the field, assess areas where more remains to be known, and envision how this knowledge can be applied in the future.
Critical Thinking: Social justice and respect for diverse perspectives is the basis of effective and sustainable public health work. Throughout the coursework, in the practical experience, and through service work and trips, the programs challenge students to embrace social justice and engage with diverse communities locally, nationally and globally.
Engaging with Diverse Communities: Integrity of our work is essential to its value. Instilling integrity in academic work, and into the leadership development of students is a commitment of the Department faculty. Students are challenged with opportunities for ethical decision-making both in the classroom and when working with diverse communities and organizations regionally and globally.
Integrity: Integrity of our work is essential to its value. Instilling integrity in academic work, and into the leadership development of students is a commitment of the Department faculty. Students are challenged with opportunities for ethical decision-making both in the classroom and when working with diverse communities and organizations regionally and globally.
Service-minded Professional: Use our knowledge, resources, and skills to serve communities. The Department, including students, faculty, and staff, should focus their work on the people they serve, instilling a desire to understand the needs of the community members they engage with during the Program and after, and to address those needs.