- Two-year online program, one campus visit each year
- Interdisciplinary program designed for working professionals
- Hone your learning with the Health Policy and Management Concentration
The need for public health professionals has never been greater
The World Health Organization reports an estimated shortage of 7.2 million workers in this essential field, with that number expected to grow to 12.5 million by 2035. It is estimated that California alone will account for nearly 250,000 of that scarcity.
Learn more about how UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health can prepare you for rapid career growth while making an enormous difference in your community. The online format lets you take advantage of Berkeley quality while you continue working. Study alongside professionals who share your drive to make global health a part of everyday conversation. And with 98% of our students graduating, you have access to a wealth of networking opportunities and career guidance.
Global shortage of public health professionals:
The Need for Increased Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
According to the American Red Cross, more than 200 million people globally are affected by disasters each year. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other global agencies gathered to discuss strategies that would reduce disaster risk and declared health central to a new global plan for disaster risk reduction.… continue reading National Initiatives Take Aim at Lack of Disaster Preparedness in Public Health
- The Need for Increased Disaster and Emergency Preparedness According to the American Red Cross, more than 200 million people globally are affected by disasters each year. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other global agencies gathered to discuss strategies that would reduce disaster risk and declared health central to a new global plan… ... continue reading National Initiatives Take Aim at Lack of Disaster Preparedness in Public Health
- The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) more than five years ago shook up the U.S. healthcare system as we know it: making coverage more affordable prohibiting denial of coverage for those with pre-existing conditions outlawing rescinding coverage for sick patients and more As we explored in our OOMPH ACA blog post, despite myriad challenges… ... continue reading Why You Need to Understand Health Policy
- Graduate Bryanna Samborski Making Specialty Healthcare a Reality for Underserved Due to the ongoing efforts by Redwood Community Health Coalition, nearly one out of every five residents in the Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo Counties have access to patient-centered primary care through its health centers. Sixty percent of those patients have incomes below the Federal… ... continue reading Living the #healthcareforall Mindset
- The World Health Organization declared four global health emergencies during the past decade—two, Ebola and Zika, in just the past two years. The rise in disease outbreaks has public health officials across the world grappling with how to formulate more effective responses to such threats. With these issues top of mind among public health professionals, we… ... continue reading OOMPH Professor on the State of Global Health