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About MPH at TCNJ

The Master of Public Health degree program is offered by the TCNJ School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science in collaboration with schools and departments across the College. Our professionally accomplished faculty engage students in experiential learning through interactive pedagogy and participation in leadership opportunities including research, conferences, networking, global study, intensive internships, and mentoring.

14 courses

3 concentration tracks

45 academic credits

4+1 and part-time options available

The increasing importance of Public Health

Public Health is a broad, interdisciplinary field in the practice and science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities—answering needs on local, national and global levels. Professionals work to preserve wellness, as well as prevent or minimize health problems by implementing intervention programs, recommending policies, administering services, and conducting studies. People in public health fields work to decrease health disparities and improve healthcare access, equity, and quality.

Impact on well-being is achieved through:

  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Research for disease and injury prevention
  • Detection and control of infectious diseases
  • Development of new drugs and treatments
  • Other innovations and initiatives

Who should pursue this degree

An MPH may appeal to a range of students interested in serving the public sector and improving health outcomes for people, including:

  • Current TCNJ students in Public Health, Communication Studies, Social Sciences, Biology, Education, or Business—and from majors with concentrations in health (e.g., Health and Exercise Science, Nursing, Sociology, Anthropology, or Communication).
  • Students from other accredited institutions interested in public health careers—with a BA or BS degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in a relevant major. Especially current employees from local Departments of Health, hospitals, or other health and health-related agencies.
  • School nurses or professionals employed by health agencies or related companies—including local health associations, insurance companies, or pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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