Selecting the Right Program

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These scenarios highlight some of the characteristics of public health work. This is meant to help you start to think about how these topics may relate to your own interests and if the suggested programs are a good fit. Please note: this is only meant to be a starting guide; this is no way indicative of the entire breadth of jobs and/or opportunities for any given concentration.

Area of Interest Suggested Program
Environmental issues—things like exposure to chemicals and toxins at home or in the workplace Environmental Health Sciences MPH
Food-related outcomes and nutrition. Public Health Nutrition MPH
Communicable diseases such as the flu, outbreaks, or STDs Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology MPH
The health outcomes of women and children Maternal and Child Health MPH