This online concentration provides an opportunity for interested students to receive specialized and individualized training in the field of infection control and prevention. The MPH in Infection Control provides an initial student assessment used to design an individualized learning program specifically focused on infection control. This concentration allows current and future public health practitioners to expand their knowledge of infection-control practices and procedures, particularly in healthcare settings. Offering this concentration online will allow students from other counties, states and countries to earn an MPH in Infection Control. All courses are offered online with the exception of a required internship, which can be completed in the area where the student resides. Preference for admission is given to licensed health care professionals or students with a background or demonstrated skills in the biological sciences.
Graduates will have the knowledge base necessary to sit for the Certification in Infection Control (CIC) Exam (but must also meet the educational and experience requirements to sit for this exam). Employment opportunities for graduates are varied. Graduates of this program will have an advantage over others without this degree when applying for positions requiring knowledge of infection prevention and control which include but are not limited to the following: hospital infection preventionists; infection prevention responsibilities in long-term care, outpatient healthcare facilities, and correctional facilities; surveillance positions in health departments; consultative positions; and other positions requiring such knowledge.
To learn more about the Online MPH in Infection Control, please contact an Academic Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or firstname.lastname@example.org