Making a Difference : Students
The School of Public Health offers practice-based learning and research opportunities that prepare graduates to make a difference in the world.
Public health is a career and a calling.
Founded on the principle of social justice, public health ensures that all citizens have the opportunity for good health. It is the art and science of protecting and improving population health through education, service and prevention. Public health professionals identify and track diseases, create public policy and impact the health and safety of people and their communities. Through our undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, we can get you started.
Why It Matters
Public health campaigns encouraging women to increase their folic acid intake led to a 36 percent reduction in babies born with neural tube defects.
Need More Inspiration?
Rana RadwanMPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences
"I recently completed my internship at NIOSH/CDC here in Morgantown, and it was one of the best learning experiences I could have."
Carly JansureB.S. in Public Health
"Public health gives young professionals, like myself, a chance to really understand what we can do to help make the world a healthier, safer place."
Kyle StrotherMPH, Health Policy, Management and Leadership
"The sky is the limit. There are many opportunities available to me in several sectors with this degree."