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Your Public Health Career Map

From mapping safer school routes to plotting the risk of Zika Virus, spatial analysis profoundly benefits the research and practice of public health. Answer crucial needs for neighborhood to national levels with the Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis for Public Health — a fully online, part-time degree offered by the #1 school of public health in the country. Renowned, industry-shaping experts lead this exciting new program, designed for full-time schedules of working adults and recent job-seeking graduates.

Spatial analysis is an emerging field, with evolving applications that are vast and paramount to addressing public health issues. The carefully sequenced courses introduce and reinforce a unifying comprehensive spatial science paradigm, to include components of Spatial Data, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Statistics. The topics and concepts allow graduates to effectively design and conduct public health-related spatial analysis by applying knowledge and tools learned in the program.

Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Learn to effectively collect, map, and interpret geographic information to answer critical questions and address policy-shaping hypotheses for a wide range of public health careers, including:

  • GIS Software Developer
  • Cartography/Visualization Specialist
  • Geospatial Database Administrator
  • Geospatial Analyst
  • Geographic Information Scientist
  • Spatial Statistician
No prior work experience or study in Geospatial-related fields is required.


In the late Summer of 1854, London was besieged by a deadly cholera outbreak. In the center of it, an inventive doctor tracked its spread by marking the location of each death on his hand-drawn map. Soon, a cluster appeared around the location of a public drinking well. It was promptly shut down, which soon brought an end to the epidemic and the discovery of cholera as a water borne disease. Water treatment and public health were forever revolutionized and the basic principles of spatial analysis were born.

Today, we benefit from a century and a half of innovations in spatial analysis, which are used to identify and address a wide range of public health issues, including:

  • Mapping the threat and potential spread of Zika
  • Characterizing environmental conditions such as traffic, poverty, climate and water quality
  • Identifying safer, healthier school walking routes
  • Improving air pollution exposure assessment
12-24 Months

Certificate completion in 1 academic year
Master's completion in 2 academic years

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