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Public Health

Big questions about health get asked and answered on a community scale. From how we allocate resources to how we treat disease and common conditions, public health experts shape that conversation.

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Protect and plan for your community.

COVID-19 has underscored the need for public health professionals who can help plan responses to outbreaks and other health emergencies. Beyond moments of crisis, public health experts also help policymakers and the public understand important health questions, and create resources and networks for helping people thrive.

Key Contributors

Dr. Cheryl Nutter

Assistant Healthcare Management Professor, Adrian College

Dr. Russell "Skip" Barbour

Faculty & Associate Research Scientist, Yale School of Public Health

Dr. Russell "Skip" Barbour is the former Associate Director for Research Methods and Analysis at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). He currently serves as a faculty member within Yale's School of Public Health (Biostatistics) and was previously the Co-Director of Data Management and Statistical Analysis at CIRA. He earned his PhD from Yale University in Human Ecology.

Why Adrian

Adrian's interdisciplinary Public Health program will provide students with a foundation in the Social Sciences before honing in on the latest topics in Public Health.

Industry Breakdown


Median annual salary for Healthcare Administrators


Job growth in the Healthcare industry over the past 10 years

1.9 million

New jobs projected to be added to the US Healthcare industry by 2028

Why study Public Health

This program focuses first on understanding community dynamics, seeing public health through the eyes of the people you’ll serve.

Ready for more

This program is tailor-made to prepare students for entry-level roles as well as further graduate education studies.


This major includes solid training in data analysis, statistics, economics, and research methods, so you’ll graduate knowing how to inform public policy.

PHM I - History of Public Health

PHM II - Epidemiology

PHM III - Health Services

PHM IV - Public Health Studies I

The traditional college experience.

Earn your degree at Adrian College while taking select online courses in your field of study. Courses are designed by top academic minds and industry leaders, and then taught by faculty in small class environments.

An innovative model.

The Adrian College experience…


Spend four years on campus at the college you love.

Small classes

Get to know the faculty you learn from.


Work, play, and get involved in student life.

… with select classes from nationally leading experts.

Expert instruction

Select class sessions are held online, taught by some of the top names in your field.


We consult with top employers in the field to make sure you’re learning the most in-demand skills.


Build a portfolio of work while you’re learning, so you're ready to interview.

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