Master of Public Health Degree Program

Overview and Requirements

Professional Development

Master of Public Health Association (MPHA)

The student-governed Master of Public Health Association provides students a voice in curriculum development and program evaluation as well as representation at the Public Health Leadership Committee meetings. Members are actively involved in professional opportunities and social events that enhance the Master of Public Health experience. If you are a student who wishes to learn more about the MPHA, please contact the Faculty Advisors, Dr. Jeanne Johnston at or Dr. Jonathon Beckmeyer at

For more information: MPHA Constitution

Student Government Association

The Student Government advocates for students and presents academic and other opportunities for students within the School of Public Health, Indiana University and the larger community.

MPH students posing as a group

Overall, the School of Public Health’s purpose is to advocate for students and present academic and other opportunities for students within the School of Public Health, Indiana University and the larger community. The Student Government seeks to facilitate cohesion among the students and departments within the school. In addition, the Student Government hopes to foster peer mentorship and act as an entity through which students can collaborate and create an active community within the School of Public Health. The student government also seeks to be a liaison between faculty and students when necessary.

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington Student Government is comprised of representatives of all departments of the School of Public Health-Bloomington, specifically:

  • Applied Health Science (AHS)
  • Environmental Health (EH)
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics (EBio)
  • Kinesiology (K)
  • Recreation, Park, & Tourism Studies (RPTS)

Current Officers:

President: Ren-Jay Shei

Treasurer: Joe Dempsey and Ben Rush

Secretary: Simon Abu-Aita

Faculty Advisors:  Dr. Maresa Murray, and Dr. Rasul Mowatt,

Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma is a national professional health science honorary organization. The mission of Eta Sigma Gamma is to evaluate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of health science professionals through teaching, research, and service. We work to improve the health of the community.

For more information:

Eta Sigma Gamma Nu Chapter

IU Graduate and Professional Student Organization

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (IUB PSO) serves over 8,000 graduate and professional students at IU-Bloomington by providing academic support, community, advocacy, and graduate resources.

For more information:

IU Graduate and Professional Student Organization

Graduate Student Life at Indiana University - The Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity (Student Blog - IU endorsed)

The graduate student emissaries provide you with inside information about life as a graduate student at IU.

For more information about the IU Grad Student Blog visit:

Graduate Student Life at IU

Career Opportunities

School of Public Health Career Services

Job opportunities for SPH majors are diverse and expanding as the emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle grows around the world. Career Services experts in each of our academic departments will provide one-on-one counseling and career building opportunities throughout your academic career, from choosing the right major to developing a strategy to find a job.

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IU Career Services

Professional career counselors are ready to help students pick a career focus, find real-world experience, write an effective resume, and meet the people at the companies, agencies, and organizations who can hire them.

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