Why Study Public Health at USM?
From our competency-based curriculum to our CAHME accreditation to our nationally recognized faculty, there are so many reasons to study in the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Muskie School.
- The curriculum is competency-based.
- Faculty and course work emphasize applied, practical learning and skills.
- The MPH Specialization in Health Management is CAHME accredited.
- Students have opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with faculty.
- Faculty, students, alumni, and MPH Advisory Committee members are active members of the local, state, and national policy and practice communities
- Existing program relationships provide opportunities for field placements, paid and unpaid internships, capstone projects, and other professional development networking with student and alumni employed in more than 40 different types of positions.
- Nationally recognized faculty and professional staff offer experiential learning opportunities working with state-of-the art applied research, evaluation, and program development projects.
- Faculty are committed to developing paid part-time graduate and research assistantships opportunities for students.
- Faculty and professional staff provide students in-depth expertise through externally funded projects addressing: development of public health infrastructure, rural health policy, disability and aging, patient safety and quality improvement, health access and financing policy, and behavioral health and other Cutler Institute program work in Child and Family and Justice.
- Late afternoon and evening classes contribute to a flexible learning environment conducive to the work-balance needs of career professionals.
- Select courses are accessible through distance technology and polycom sites.
- Advisory Committee, students, and alumni connect students to a robust employer network.