Courses

The MPH program consists of 42 credit hours and is organized so that students complete a public health core (15 credits), at least one concentration (9 credits), a practicum experience (6 credits), and elective courses (3-12 credits). All courses are 8-week, accelerated courses.

Public Health Core (15 credits)

PH 505: Health Program Planning (3)
PH 528: Public Health Policy (3)
JOUR/IMC 585: Health Communication (3)
PH 610: Biostatistics for Public Health Practice (3)
PH 646: Epidemiology (3)

Public Health Practicum (6 credits)

PH 698: Public Health Practicum (6)

  • Satisfies the CEPH requirement for an Applied Practice Experience (APE)

Community Health Concentration (9 credits)

PH 555: Health Equity (3)
PH 635: Theories in Health (3)
PH 685: Health Program Evaluation (3)

Epidemiology Concentration (9 credits)

PH 670: Applied Epidemiology (3)
PH 674: Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3)
PH 680: Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3)

Electives (3-12 credits)

Students without an undergraduate degree in public health must take PH 600: Foundations of Public Health in their first semester as one of their elective courses. Students will have the option to use their elective courses to complete a second MPH concentration or to take courses at the 500+ graduate level within or outside the public health program in their areas of interest. Electives outside the public health program may follow a 16-week semester program delivery.

Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)

In the last semester of their degree, students will complete a comprehensive exam to satisfy the CEPH requirement for an integrative learning experience (ILE).