Maternal and child health focuses on promoting and preserving the health of families, including mothers, children, and adolescents.
Students in the Maternal and Child Health program gain expertise in theories of human growth and development, and social ecology. This knowledge is combined with the skill areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, research ethics, management and behavioral sciences) to assess MCH needs; develop, manage, and evaluate MCH programs; and formulate and advocate for effective policies in areas such as reproductive and perinatal health, and health of children, adolescents, and families.
MCH professionals work to identify and promote social and environmental conditions contributing to the health of families, mothers and children. They develop public health programs that may include health promotion and disease prevention, as well as primary care services.
MCH-focused epidemiologic skills are increasingly required in city, county, and state health departments. Graduates work in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, universities, school districts, and research institutes.
Students in the Maternal Child Health MPH Program will be prepared to meet a variety of core competencies, including
Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form in order to apply for financial aid. Use code 003969 when applying for financial aid for this program.
MCH has additional information about financial support and scholarships.
Applicants to the online program must hold an advanced degree (e.g. M.D., M.S.W., M.S.N., M.S., Ph.D.) OR individuals without an advanced degree who have 3-5 years of work experience in the field of maternal and child health.
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