From the Twin Cities to the global stage, our school’s connections with local communities and national health organizations offer invaluable opportunities for students to learn, collaborate, and make a meaningful impact at every phase of their future careers. Together, we create positive change.

Our award-winning career coaches, mentor program, and faculty provide the highest level of service and support that builds a strong foundation for success for every student and alumnus.

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Students are employed within 12 months of graduating


Graduates stay in Minnesota


Average starting salary for SPH graduates

Average Salary* by Degree (2021-Present)

Degree Type Salary
Master of Healthcare Administration $84,600
Executive Master of Healthcare Administration $133,000
Master of Public Health (MPH) $55,600
Executive Master of Public Health $74,800
Master of Science (MS) $77,800
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) $99,800

Average Salary* by Industry

Industry Salary
Healthcare $73,000
Government $55,000
Academia $53,000
Private $89,000
Non-Profit $49,000
Self-Employed $53,000

*As reported within 12 months of graduation

Learn More about Our Degrees and Programs

View examples of specific careers and positions by program through our Degrees & Programs page.

A Connected Alumni Network

Our robust network of 12,500+ alumni stretches across the U.S. and around the globe. These individuals are committed to supporting our students as they explore their public health careers. Visit SPH on LinkedIn to see where they work.

The top states where our graduates are employed:

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • California
  • Washington State
  • Pennsylvania

Career Support

Our Career & Professional Development Center staff help you explore your strengths and interests and provide the guidance you need to understand the professional marketplace and launch a public health career. SPH students have access to:

  • Online Resources
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Social Media
  • Job Postings
  • Employer Engagement
MHA Career Fair

Top Employers of SPH Graduates (2021-Present)

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