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Launch of Online Concentration in Master of Public Health
The University of Kansas Medical Center and Edwards Campus partnered to launch an online master’s concentration and graduate certificates in public health, fulfilling a growing need.
The University of Kansas Medical Center partnered with the KU Edwards Campus to launch an online generalist concentration for the Master of Public Health degree and certificates in essentials of public health, epidemiology, and public health practice, policy and management. These programs were developed by the KU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health and are delivered online through the Edwards Campus.
With a global pandemic attacking communities, public health professionals are in greater need than ever.
“We’re proud to partner with KU Medical Center to offer these important programs, educating more students in public health so they can advance their careers and serve their communities,” said Dean of the KU Edwards Campus and School of Professional Studies Stuart Day.
These programs provide a background in key aspects of public health, including epidemiology, policy, administration, and environmental health and data management.
“We wanted to bring our CEPH-accredited MPH degree to our regional community and beyond to help strengthen the public health workforce and show a new generation the importance of public health,” said Won Choi, professor and vice chair for education in KU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health. “COVID-19 has really shown the importance of public health in addressing the current pandemic.”