Public Health Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Public Health Degree

The public health program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers as a public health program manager, educator, nutritionist, epidemiologist, biostatistician, environmental health scientist, and more. The program focuses on planning, managing, and evaluating public health care services, as well as functioning as public health officer. Program courses include: epidemiology, biostatistics, public health principles, preventative medicine, health policy and regulations, health care service, public health law enforcement, health economics and budgeting, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer public health degrees.

The Public Health program at WVU is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health for more than 21 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Public Health Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Virginia University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

Master's Degree62
Doctorate Degree4

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)

Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien6

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Public Health program at WVU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Medical and Health Services Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, medical and health services managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 16.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 90
    • Average Hourly Rate: $60.50
    • Average Annual Salary: $125840

Health Educators


Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Community Health Workers


Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Public Health Programs in West Virginia

Public Health programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College


  • Public Health (B)

American Public University System

Charles Town, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 280 students completed this program


  • Public Health (A,B,M)

Marshall University

Huntington, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College


  • Public Health (B)

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