Public Health

Earn an in-demand degree in public health.

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. With a bachelor's degree in public health, graduates can make an impact on public health locally and globally, conducting research, educating, and coordinating resources to prevent the spread of diseases. Using real-world cases (such as those related to recent COVID-19 pandemic), field work and practicum, students in Duquesne's public health program learn what it takes to improve health care globally.

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Program Information

The Duquesne University Public Health program provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to addressing public health challenges. Through a combination of coursework, research, and practical experiences, students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health, prevent disease, and improve the well-being of communities.

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Career Options

Make your mark on health care. There is a shortage of public health professionals globally. The projected percent change in employment from 2019 to 2029 is 13% increase. The average growth rate for all occupations is 4 percent.

Public health workforce shortages even more critical in much of the developing world. Despite representing 11% of the world's population and 24% of the global burden of disease, sub-Saharan Africa has only 3% of the world's health workers and commands less than 1% of the world's health expenditures.

Depending on the field you intend to study, the average salary is $62,000 but ranges from $38,000 to $112,000.

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Dr. Urmi Ashar

Director of Public Health