Improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health services and health systems in a variety of settings from public health agencies and organizations to private practices and facilities.
The Master of Public Health is for students who want to apply their strong quantitative skills toward improving health care systems and who are ready to progress to leadership positions in the health sector. An array of career opportunities await those wanting a more direct and immediate impact in their community or even the world.
Gain practical experience in your final grant-proposal capstone project and presentation to complete the degree.
Prepare to be a leader within an agency or organization among a small cohort of peers who share your goals.
Study in a program that boasts outstanding graduation and job placement rates.
Learn from engaged professors along with peer mentors who foster an engaging, hands-on learning environment.
What You’ll Study
The program's core courses cover quantitative and qualitative methods for public health practices, systems, policy, leadership and planning. Additional courses focused on management and administration prepare graduates for opportunities in hospitals, clinics, state and federal agencies, and hospital or medical associations.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Delivering a message or presentation to an audience effectively and persuasively
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Program Coordinator
- Program Director
- Policy Advisor
- Research Associate
- Health Promotion Coordinator
- Development Coordinator
Job Titles of Alumni
- Director of Operations
- Senior Consultant
- Executive Director
- Project Manager
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $109,192
- Public Health
- State Government
- Federal Government
Employers of Alumni
- Prisma Health
- Lexington Medical Center
- Atrium Health
- Bon Secours
- Medical University of South Carolina
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs