Job growth for popular public health careers including community health workers and health educators is projected to grow by 12 percent from 2021 to 2031.
This program focuses on the importance of respecting and understanding cultural, socioeconomic, and policy issues while working to make a difference.
- Program provides students with a focus on health equity and social justice. Students learn to promote public health education, service, and research on local, national, and global levels.
- Full-time Daemen students working towards a graduate degree in public health are eligible for a 30 percent tuition scholarship.
- Courses are face-to-face, hybrid, and online and all start in the later afternoon and evening to accommodate the working professional.
- Skill-based electives provide students with expertise they can directly apply during their fieldwork and capstone.
- Daemen students can obtain two undergraduate degrees (one in health promotion and the other in either French, Spanish, mathematics, or political science) and their MPH in just five years.
- Our active MPH Student Association sponsors many activities, including on-campus public health awareness events, attending local and national public health conferences, fundraising, community service initiatives and social events.
Public health is an exciting and growing profession and allows our graduates to be employed in a variety of settings.
- Health departments
- Managed care organizations
- Community-based organizations
- Consulting firms
- Academic institutions
- Global health organizations
- Research teams
Popular careers include:
- Health program managers
- Outreach coordinator
- Medical outcomes data analyst
- Discharge planner
Scholarships may not be combined; students may only receive one scholarship.
Graduate Merit Scholarship
30 percent off the graduate per credit hour tuition rate awarded to accepted students of this program who have earned an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above.
Graduate Alumni Scholarship
Additional scholarships may be available for alumni, please contact your admissions counselor for more information.
Americorps Matching Scholarship
Awarded to accepted students who have completed an Americorps service commitment. Daemen College will match the 100 percent of the Segal Americorps Education Award OR provide a 30 percent tuition scholarship discount for Americorps alumni enrolling in our program.
4+1 Dual Degree Program Between D’Youville College School Of Pharmacy and Daemen College Master of Public Health Program
Students are offered the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from D’Youville College located in Buffalo, NY and a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) from Daemen College in a five-year program. The PharmD will be awarded through D’Youville College after four years and the Master of Public Health degree (MPH) will be awarded through Daemen College after the fifth year of study. This format saves time and money compared to the six years it would take to complete each degree separately.
In addition to satisfying the general criteria for graduate admission to Daemen College, applicants must:
- Possess a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale). Applicants with GPAs below 3.00 may be admitted on a conditional basis if they submit evidence of the potential to be successful in graduate studies. Additional evidence may include letters of recommendation and a personal interview with graduate program faculty.
- Submit a personal letter of application stating the candidate's reasons for seeking a Master of Public Health degree, discussion of experience relevant to public health, and leadership strengths.
- Two letters of recommendation from a major professor or professional colleague which evaluate the applicant's leadership potential and capacity to complete a Master of Public Health degree. *Character references will be accepted if the student wishes to submit additional recommendation letters.
- Provide official transcript(s) from all accredited colleges or universities attended indicating the award of an undergraduate degree. International applicants with undergraduate and graduate courses taken in a non-English language must have their transcripts evaluated by a credentialed evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for an official course-by-course credential evaluation.
- Submission of an official TOEFL score by each international applicant who has graduated from a foreign college or university and whose native language is not English. The minimum recommended TOEFL scores are: paper 580, computer 250, and internet 85. The minimum recommended International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is 6.5.
- Paid or volunteer public health-related experience is recommended.
- Qualified candidates may also be scheduled for an interview with the MPH faculty as part of the admissions process.