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The UW Online Master of Public Health (MPH) program equips students with the skills and competencies they need to be successful in the field of public health. Our alumni work as leaders in health care, government, academia, nonprofits, and other industries throughout the United States and the world.

Our program has more than 700 alumni working across eight countries and 23 states in the United States, with 50% of alumni employed in Washington state.

Alumni Around the World and Country




500 in
WA State

Where Our Alumni Work

Nearly all our alumni are employed in the public health field. About a third work in health care organizations, clinics, and hospitals. About a fourth are employed at federal, state, local, or tribal agencies.

  • 32% Health care organizations, clinics, or hospital
  • 24% Government agencies (local, state, federal, tribal)
  • 14% Universities and schools
  • 13% Pharmaceutical companies, insurers, or research firms
  • 12% Nonprofit community organizations or foundations
  • 5% Non-health private sector

Diverse Job Opportunities

A Master of Public Health (MPH) is a versatile degree that prepares students for a variety of roles, including the following job titles:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Infection preventionist
  • Medical director
  • Program manager
  • Public health consultant
  • Research manager

Meet Our Alumni

Graduates of the UW Online MPH program are well prepared to advance in their current career or move into new positions. Read a few Q&As with our alumni.

Meet Our Alumni

UW Career Services

Our students and alumni also benefit from resources provided by the UW School of Public Health and UW Career Center, including its events and access to the free, online job system known as Handshake.