Population Health Concentration


You know how rewarding it is to make a difference in one life. Imagine impacting worldwide populations.

Evolving global health concerns continue to highlight the critical importance of those who dedicate their lives to protecting ours. In addition to the bravery and service of our frontline workers, the response to public health matters also depends on those who support our healthcare system by developing thoughtful solutions to matters of community outreach, funding and accessibility, policy development and more.

With Duquesne's online Master of Health Administration in Population Health program, you can learn to create new approaches to wellness education, engagement and counseling to guide strategies for proactive care in our changing world. Prepare to help communities focus more on prevention rather than treatment. To anticipate new issues, analyze common recurring problems and help groups with certain conditions protect their health and experience a better quality of life.

Why choose Duquesne for your online Population Health MHA?

While earning your Population Health MHA degree with Duquesne, you'll explore courses designed to help you lead positive change as a healthcare administrator -- one who can address the diverse needs of a community and its individuals.

The concepts covered can be applied to helping organizations create opportunities to lessen the spread of disease, identify the risks, treat the onset of chronic conditions and teach people how to create and sustain healthier lifestyle habits. Additional topics covered can help you build your skills in team management, cost-effective budgeting and how to apply epidemiology to impact entire groups of people.

What to expect from your MHA curriculum

Our online Population Health MHA is a multidisciplinary program that can be completed in six semesters. In addition to 12 foundational and core MHA courses, this concentration can help you specialize your skills with two additional classes that cover topics in managerial epidemiology, health promotion and more.

Potential career outcomes in population health.

By earning your graduate education in population health, you can develop the skills to pursue leadership careers focused on designing, developing and implementing policies for creating community-wide change. Courses focus on preparing you to become a population health specialist, manager or other roles where you can work to change attitudes and policies to address disease detection, preventive services and other matters related to your local area. Help influence better quality of care as a leader ready to work alongside stakeholders to enact health interventions that serve diverse populations.

Did you know?

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects an 18% growth rate in health services manager employment between 2018 and 2028. Health services managers also have a median annual salary of $100,980 with the highest earners working in government or local, state and private hospitals.