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Public Health Schools in Massachusetts

In 2018-2019, 1,840 students earned their Public Health degrees in MA.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Massachusetts

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,024
Bachelor’s Degree 620
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 67
Post-Master’s Certificate 52
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 52
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 46
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 46
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 46
Associate’s Degree 31

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a public health major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Health Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public health majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 15.0%
  • Black or African American: 9.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.2%
  • White: 46.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 12.3%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Public Health Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 28,650 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $84,480, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in Massachusetts that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge
540 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 86%. The 0.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

434 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time.

323 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $30,729. 70% of the teachers are full time. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

150 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,242 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

#5

Tufts University

Medford
143 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
11,586 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $31,485. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
7,064 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 37%.

#7

Quincy College

Quincy
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,500 Total Students

68% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,800 a year.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,900 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%. 10% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,082 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. The 2.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,568.

#10

Regis College

Weston
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
2,757 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.80% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Public Health Careers in MA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 30% $101,400
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $113,690
Epidemiologists 14% $96,610
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 13% $77,280
Community Health Workers 10% $42,330
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 10% $74,170
Physicists 10% $145,570
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 9% $82,440

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public health.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Nursing 6,507
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,602
Rehabilitation Professions 1,444
Allied Health Professions 1,352
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,045
Mental & Social Health Services 1,018
Allied Health Services 888
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 694

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