Choosing a graduate program in any field can be a daunting task but particularly so in public health because of the multitude of degree options. In this guest blog series, I’ll be offering a few tips and some insight for the journey into public health!
I am pursuing an MSPH (Master of Science in Public Health) in Health Policy. I was fortunate to attend an undergraduate university that offered a bachelor degree in public health and allowed me to spend my senior year taking graduate-level courses, so I’ve had the opportunity to take classes across many departments.
Like a lot of my classmates and myself, you may not really understand what public health is when you begin to look into the field, and that’s okay! You’ll quickly learn that public health can mean so many things, but at the root of it, by choosing a career in public health, you are playing a part in helping to improve the mental, social, and physical wellbeing of others. If this is something you aspire to, I encourage you to look further into pursuing a degree option in public health. If you are looking to supplement your current career with some public health principles but not yet ready to enroll in a grad program, try volunteering with a local public health organization or doing some independent research to learn more about the field.
There is something in the field for everyone. If you’re interested in learning more, continue on in this short guest series. I’ll be sharing some unique public health career options you may not have considered, as well as sharing some tips to strengthen your public health skills!