Saint Louis University's maternal and child health concentration focuses on the complex public health problems unique to women, children and their families.
With an emphasis on social justice, graduates of SLU’s maternal and child health program develop and promote access to improved prenatal care and birth outcomes, particularly in underserved communities where the need is greatest.
There are no additional requirements for the maternal and child health concentration. Please refer to the admission requirements for all M.P.H. applicants.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full. You can submit GRE scores up to three months after your initial application. Apply using the centralized application services SOPHAS.org or HAMPCAS.org.
SLU's strong job placement rates are based largely on its competencies-based training, collaborative faculty and a team-based experience. In this concentration, you will be able to:
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Students SLU's maternal and child health program have held internships at organizations including Mathews Dickey Boys and Girls Club, Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition, and St. Martin de Porres Parish (Belize). They’ve gone on to secure jobs such as project managers, community health educators and outreach specialists.
With a concentration in maternal and child health you can improve health delivery systems through advocacy, health education, program development and management and researching best practices.
You’ll find excellent opportunities to work at the local, state, national and international levels in governmental agencies and health departments, health care systems, clinics and a variety of NGOs.