Master of Public Health

Protect people against environmental hazards. Education your community on best health practices. Make a positive impact on diverse populations in just 42 credit hours with a Master’s in Public Health.

Follow your passion—focus your skills to plan policies and lead largescale initiatives. Public health is a diverse and growing field, from epidemiology to community coalitions and community-based education and research.

At UNM, you can focus your degree on your interests. Study health policy or focus on health outcomes in Latin American or Indigenous communities.

You have what it takes to lead.

Become a Public Health Leader

Increase health equity in your community. Study community health, epidemiology or health policy.

Public Health, Grounded in Social Justice

UNM is a leader in graduate and community-based public health education. Our students and alumni are social justice champions. We are dedicated to diversity, inclusion and unwavering commitment to improving the health of New Mexicans and people around the world.

Your Goals, Your MPH

Build critical thinking skills that draw from social science, biomedical science and clinical disciplines. Focus on issues that that interest you in one of three concentrations:

  • Community Health—Promote social justice and health equality in your community and globally.
  • Epidemiology—Solve public health crises by expanding your skills in statistics and disease prevention.
  • Health Systems Services and Policy—Lead and advocate in health organizations, government agencies and policy arenas.

Combine multiple interests in a dual degree program. You have the option of earning an:

If you are already in a master’s program at UNM and do not want to earn a dual degree, consider a minor in public health.

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Combine Your Passions

Maximize your career opportunities. Earn two graduate degrees in a dual degree program.


ceph-logo.pngThe Master of Public Health Program is accredited until 2024 by the Council on Education for Public Health, an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education.