Master's Degree in Public Health Administration

Department of Health and Kinesiology

Degree: Master of Public Health
Major: Public Health Administration
Hours: 42

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Degree Description

The Lamar University online Master of Public Health Degree in Public Health Administration prepares you for a leadership role in the public health field. This is a degree for professionals who are dedicated to helping people build and maintain positive health habits in order to find and defend against disease, addiction and other community health issues.

Why Study Public Health Administration at Lamar?

The Master of Public Health Degree in Public Health Administration at Lamar University is exclusively online and asynchronous, allowing you, the working professional, to complete coursework at your convenience. This degree is invaluable in Southeast Texas, which has a high rate of chronic conditions including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and various forms of cancer. Unfortunately, low socioeconomic populations bear the bigger burden of these chronic conditions. Addressing these chronic diseases through culturally appropriate interventions bridges a critical gap in our community and others in the world.

Career Paths

As a public health official, your career could include a range of duties, from identifying diseases to pioneering policy changes and helping your community.

Primary Careers

Public health professional

Career Areas

  • Minority health and health disparities
  • Community health
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental health
  • Global health
  • Policy and management
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal and child health

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Churches
  • Corporate and small business employers