Graduate Student Stories

Executive Master of Public Health in Public Health Administration and Policy


Jaime Arthur in chair on East Bank mall

At the core of Jaime Arthur’s calling is strengthening families—her own, those in her community, and anyone else's she can reach. “My grandparents always told me they had big dreams for me,” she says, “and I plan on achieving those dreams for them and my children."

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Natalie Jackson

Natalie Jackson never thought that getting an online graduate degree would be for her. But now, she feels like she found her place. Natalie is currently pursuing her MPH in the Executive Public Health Administration and Policy (EPHAP) program, while simultaneously working full-time and raising a family.

Did we mention she’s doing all this while living in Zambia?

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Dual Master's in Public Health and Public Policy

Dia Sanders

Dia Sanders is pursuing a dual graduate degree in public health and public policy. She chose the University of Minnesota because both the public health program and the policy program have proven track records of students working hands-on in the fields. Sanders works full-time in North Dakota but was able to answer a few questions about her experience being an online student.

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