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Master of Public Health Online: Career Outlook

Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge for Careers in Public Health

Calvin University’s Master of Public Health online degree takes a cross-disciplinary approach to ensure you graduate with diverse expertise and the competitive skills necessary to succeed as a public health leader. You’ll build advanced skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, and effective leadership as you prepare for a variety of in-demand careers in public health.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a growing need for public health professionals, with some positions in the field growing at a rate of 6%. This expansion is expected to create thousands of new careers in public health by 2029.



Epidemiologists research trends in infectious diseases, illnesses, and injuries to predict and prevent health risks in communities. 35% of epidemiologists in the United States worked for government agencies in 2020.1

Social and Community Service Manager


Social and community service managers promote public health and stability in their communities by planning and managing outreach programs and services. More than 26,000 new positions for social and community service managers are expected to be created by 2030.3

Additional careers in public health for graduates of this program:

  • Research Analyst
  • Health Analyst
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Health Consultant
  • Community Educator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Policy Developer
  • Disease Intervention Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Aid Worker

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Program Outcomes

Once you complete the Master of Public Health online program, you’ll be able to:


The Master of Public Health online degree offers two concentrations to prepare you for in-demand careers in public health.

Master of Public Health: Global Public Health Concentration

The online MPH – Global Health program delivers the effective leadership skills necessary to impact public health in diverse communities across the world.

Master of Public Health: Infectious Disease Concentration

The online MPH – Infectious Disease program delivers advanced epidemiology expertise through a curriculum founded on Christian principles.

Career Support

We equip students to succeed on their life-long vocational path by determining their strengths, developing their skills, and discovering God’s call for their lives.

Career Preparation Development

The career center and Handshake coaches can help you navigate the process of developing a resume and cover letters, as well as assessments, practice interviews, and branding.

Alumni Network

Our services extend to you until you retire. We are eager to connect you with Calvin students and graduates seeking networking contacts.

Job Postings

Jobs and internships are posted on Handshake for all students to use in their job search.

One-on-One Support

We focus on guiding each student based on their individual goals and strengths.