Throughout the world, people are in greater need of public health professionals than at any time since the beginning of the 20th century.  Public Health problems include infectious diseases, bioterrorism, environmental and toxic waste hazards, population health problems, and the affordability, accessibility, and quality of healthcare.

Our department aims to graduate practitioners who are competent to address the unique challenges resulting from the intersection of rural and global public health issues.

Group photo from graduate conference

What Our Graduate Students Say About The Public Health Program

"My experience at the University of Montana’s Master’s in Public Health program has completely surpassed any and all of my expectations." - E. Kottcamp-Allen 2015

"The Capstone Courses, in particular, provided opportunities for me to conduct valuable public health practice that contributed to the field and specific programs to improve provisions of services.  These opportunities were invaluable and the magnitude of the experience I received cannot be overstated." - R. Simon 2015

“The practicum was an incredible, life-changing experience.” - A. Glover 2015

"I absolutely consider the completion of the MPH program a step in furthering my ability to improve the health of every individual I interact with." - S. Birch 2014