Careers: Community-Oriented Public Health Practice MPH

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The UW Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Master of Public Health (COPHP MPH) program equips our students with the skills and competencies to be successful in public health practice.

Strong Career Outlook

Our graduates work in notable positions in communities across the United States and around the world. Alumni work in public health, with more than half employed in community, nonprofit, and government agencies. The data below are from a recent survey of 208 COHPH MPH alumni who graduated between 2004 and 2018.

Successful Employment


employed full time


employed in public health


outside Washington state

Alumni Across the Country and World





COPHP Alumni Jobs

Where They Work

  • 64 community agencies, nonprofits, or foundations (31%)
  • 43 government organizations (21%)
  • 31 schools and universities (15%)
  • 28 public or private research centers (13%)
  • 24 healthcare organizations, clinics, or hospitals (12%)
  • 13 health private sector (6%)
  • 5 self-employed (2%)

Some of Their Job Titles and Agencies

  • Consultant, Spectrum Research, Inc.
  • Senior Policy Associate, Economic Opportunity Institute
  • Director, Africa Operations, Scope Project, University of Washington
  • Health Equity Coordinator, Division of Public Health, State of Alaska
  • Program Manager, Malaria Elimination Initiative, University of California, San Francisco
  • Public Information Officer, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Research Coordinator, Partnerships for Native Health, Washington State University
  • Syndromic Surveillance Outreach Coordinator and Legislative Lead, Washington State Department of Health
  • Youth Clinic Manager, Neighborcare Health

Meet Our Alumni

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