Why Public Health

Public health career paths are as diverse and robust as the talented professionals who lead them.

Determining if a career in public health is the right option for you can be difficult given the broad nature of the field and the many career possibilities out there. The first step is to gain an understanding of what public health is.

Whether you want a career right here in Madison, Wisconsin, or you’re hoping to work abroad, there will be a demand for public health professionals with the skills to improve and maintain the health of their communities. A Master of Public Health will provide you with the skills to work in any number of positions, and can even provide additional knowledge and skills for students in one of our dual degree programs.

What is Public Health?

Episode 1 of the “That’s Public Health” series from the American Public Health Association

Next Steps

If these career options and this field sound exciting, take a look at our application process, then contact the MPH program to find answers to additional questions or to schedule a meeting with one of our staff members.

Happy Xiong
I hope to be able to use this knowledge, along with my new passion for food security, to make a difference in my Hmong community in the future.

Happy Xiong, MPH '23