Public Health Field

Society benefits daily from the work of public health professionals who serve as important change agents in the pursuit of healthier communities.

Lead Life-Saving Change as a Public Health Leader

Public health professionals introduce change that improves the life of individuals and the wider community, locally and globally. Thanks to their efforts, we have the benefit of life-protecting vaccines, motor vehicle safety laws, and clean air and water standards. We also better understand—and mitigate—the risks associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other harmful substances.

Would a Career in Public Health Suit You?

If you would find the following work rewarding, a career as a public health professional, might be a great choice for you:

  • Providing individuals and communities with better access to programs and services that will enhance their physical and mental health.
  • Responding to an emergence of new biological and environmental threats to public health.
  • Helping disadvantaged populations connect with essential services that will improve their health and quality of life.
  • Educating people on how they can improve their own lives and the lives of others.
  • Engaging in efforts that offer deep personal and professional satisfaction.
  • Channeling your knowledge and experience into a career in fields such as public policy, health promotion, healthcare administration, environmental science, law, and medicine.

Meet the MCPHS Student Who is on a Quest to Improve Access to Water


Stats & Facts

MCPHS adds up to a strategic choice for a career in public health.


mcphs faculty

All experts in their fields.


Healthcare programs

At three campuses and online.


College in Boston

MCPHS is the oldest college in Boston

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Pathways to Careers in Public Health at MCPHS

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Four-year, full-time program at our Boston campus.

Master of Public Health

A full- or part-time program offered at the Boston campus or online.

Graduate Certificate of Public Health

A 12-credit graduate certificate program offered online.