Careers with a Doctor of Philosophy in Maternal and Child Health
There is currently a strong demand for graduates with doctoral degrees in Maternal and Child Health. A recent study by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (2001), revealed a need for graduate-level professionals with greater expertise in MCH epidemiology, data analysis, policy, advocacy, and program planning and evaluation, among other areas. The American Public Health Association predicts that 50% of the federal public health workforce and 25% of the state public health workforce will retire in the next five years, further demonstrating a growing demand for MCH professionals.
Job titles for graduates of MCH PhD program:
- Academic positions in colleges and universities
- Research positions in colleges and universities
- High level administrative or research positions in city/county/state/national health and human service agencies
- Leadership positions in nongovernmental and advocacy organizations
- Administrative positions in private health care organizations such as hospitals, HMOs, and health insurers