MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The emerging West Virginia University School of Public Health will host a public health open house for students who may be interested in a graduate degree from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 in the John E. Jones Conference Center on the ground floor of the WVU Health Sciences Center.

Information will be provided on Master’s in Public Health (MPH) graduate degrees that the program has to offer along with admissions requirements for the programs. Students will be able to talk to faculty about the program as well as current students and alumni.

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities. The field of public health is all encompassing and many areas of undergraduate study can be applied in the graduate program.

The five focus areas in public health are social and behavior sciences; epidemiology; biostatistics; occupational and environmental health sciences; and health policy, management and leadership. One can also specialize in worksite wellness or women’s health.

Career opportunities in the public health arena include business and industry; community-based service organizations; hospitals and clinics; health insurance providers; national, state and local government agencies; non-profit organizations; pharmaceutical and medical supply companies; professional and advocacy organizations; schools, colleges and universities; and voluntary health agencies.

This program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. As it works to transition to a School of Public Health, the WVU Department of Community Medicine continues to offer a high quality education with faculty, students and staff dedicated to improving the well-being of West Virginians, the nation and the world.

For more information: Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 01-20-12