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M.P.H. Curriculum

M.P.H. Program

The M.P.H. is an applied professional/graduate degree designed for highly motivated students who either have a professional degree or a substantial interest in public health. Unique sequencing of courses, community-based program activities, and field/laboratory research provide students with multiple opportunities to define their course of study.

The M.P.H. program requires a minimum of 45 credit hours and is offered on both a full-and part-time basis. The overall curriculum model includes:

Public Health Core 18 credit hours
Concentration 21 credit hours
Practicum in Public Health 3 credit hours
Public Health Capstone Research Project 3 credit hours

The M.P.H. core course requirements provide a broad overview of the disciplines of public health and the basic principles of public health practice. Specialty coursework develops the skills and knowledge upon which to build or enhance a career in public health. Selective courses are available in each of the five core areas of concentration: Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Health Services Administration, and Community Health Education –Social and Behavioral Sciences.

In addition, all students are required to take an introduction to public health. An important practical experience in a public health venue is a field practicum in a community, a public health facility, a government agency, or related setting. The culminating experience is a capstone research project that requires the student to present (both orally and in written format) a data-based project that integrates their specialization with public health practice

Last updated: 9/13/2014