Master of Public Health (MPH)

The MPH degree can be earned by completing 48 graduate credits, consisting of

Foundational courses:

  • PUBH 5403 Health Administration
  • PUBH 5404 Environmental Health
  • PUBH 5405 Social & Behavioral Foundations of Public Health
  • PUBH 5406 Law and Public Health
  • PUBH 5408 Epidemiology & Biostatistics I
  • PUBH 5409 Epidemiology & Biostatistics II
  • PUBH 5431 Public Health Research Methods

Concentration course:

  • PUBH 5411 Introduction to Interprofessional Public Health Practice

Applied Practice Experience (APE):

  • PUBH 5407 Practicum in Public Health - a 2-semester, 6-credit requirement
  • Elective study: Depending on the student’s plan of study, students will complete 3-5 electives (9-15 credits) reflecting a student’s substantive area(s) of interest.

Integrative Learning Experiences (ILE):

  • GRAD 5950 - 9 credit thesis; or PUBH 5499 - 3 credit capstone project.

How to Apply

Admission to the MPH program is competitive. Prospective students must present evidence of strong undergraduate academic performance in a relevant discipline. Those with experience and knowledge of the U.S. public health system are preferred.

To be considered, your application should include:

  • A personal statement that summarizes your career plans and what has influenced your decision
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

Submit your application here

Suggested Standalone Full-time Plan of Study:

  Fall Term Spring Term
Year 1 PUBH 5403 Health Administration

PUBH 5408 Epidemiology/Biostatistics I

PUBH 5411 Intro to Interprofessional Practice

PUBH Elective

PUBH 5404 Environmental Health

PUBH 5405 Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

PUBH 5409 Epidemiology/Biostatistics II

PUBH 5431 Public Health Research Methods

Year 2 PUBH 5406 Law and Public Health

PUBH 5407 Practicum in Public Health

PUBH Elective

PUBH Elective

Plan A Thesis Plan B Non-thesis
PUBH 5407 Practicum

GRAD 5950 Thesis Research (9 cr.)

PUBH 5407 Practicum

PUBH Elective

PUBH Elective

PUBH 5499 Capstone Project

Suggested Standalone Part-time Plan of Study:

  Fall Term Spring Term
Year 1 PUBH 5408 Epidemiology/Biostatistics I

PUBH 5411 Intro to Interprofessional Practice

PUBH 5405 Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

PUBH 5409 Epidemiology/Biostatistics II

Year 2 PUBH 5403 Health Administration

PUBH 5406 Law and Public Health

PUBH 5404 Environmental Health

PUBH 5431 Public Health Research Methods

Year 3 PUBH 5407 Practicum in Public Health

PUBH Elective

PUBH 5407 Practicum in Public Health

PUBH Elective

Year 4 PLAN A Thesis
PUBH Elective

GRAD 5950 Thesis Research (3 cr.)

GRAD 5950 Thesis Research (6 cr.)

 

PLAN B Non-thesis
PUBH Elective

PUBH Elective

PUBH Elective

PUBH 5499 Capstone Project

Electives curriculum (examples from recent years):

Epidemiology:

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Intermediate Epidemiology
  • Public Health Issues in Genetics
  • Epi of Substance Abuse Disorders & Psychiatric Co-Morbidities
  • Chronic Disease Control
  • Epidemiology of Disabilities

Environmental health:

  • Environmental Health and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology

Social sciences:

  • Health Education
  • Food, Health and Politics
  • Social Inequality and Health Disparities
  • International Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Foundations of Public Health in Disabilities

Quantitative methods:

  • Critical Reasoning in Design of Population Health Research
  • Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Research
  • Topics in Intermediate Biostatistics

Law and ethics:

  • Human Rights and Health
  • Disability Law, Policy, Ethics and Advocacy
  • Public Health Ethics

Health administration:

  • Foundations of Public Health and Disability
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Women, Public Health and Reproduction
  • Comparative Health Systems
  • Alcohol and Drug Policy Research
  • Public Health and Policy in an Aging Society
  • Health Program Evaluation

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