PHEAST | Public Health Early Admission Student Track

There has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in public health. A career path in public health opens up a myriad of different opportunities. Whatever your intended profession, one thing is clear, the U.S. suffers from a shortage of public health workers and students like you are needed to fill the gaps.

Public health is a great mix of disciplines (medicine, economics, sociology, anthropology, mathematics, communications, and much more).

One of the many great qualities of public health is its diversity of opportunities. Combine your many interests with a graduate degree in public health and add your perspective and expertise to the future in this exciting collection of career paths.

Program Information

Public Health Early Admission Student Track (PHEAST) is a cooperative program between Peru State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health (UNMC CoPH).

Through the PHEAST program, up to three eligible Peru State College students in their sophomore or junior year can gain provisional acceptance into the UNMC CoPH Masters of Public Health Program while enrolled at Peru State College. See links to: PHEAST admission requirements and application form in addition to the UNMC CoPH MPH program.

Benefits of the Program

If selected as a participant in the program, each student will:

  • Receive a full tuition waiver (junior and senior years) while enrolled at Peru State provided student maintains good standing within the PHEAST program.

For more information, please contact:

Gul Ahmad headshotDr. Gul Ahmad

Associate Professor of Biology

Brenda Trail headshotBrenda Trail

Office Assistant IV