Online Master of Public Health (MPH) Curriculum
Courses in the online MPH degree program provide a comprehensive foundation of core courses combined with electives that delve into specific issues affecting global health today. You will be able to apply the theories and ideas you learn during your required internship.
Note that you also have the option to enhance your public health skillset by earning an optional certificate in conjunction with your degree:
- Health Management and Policy Certificate
- Emergency Preparedness Certificate
- Health Education and Promotion Certificate
- Epidemiology Certificate
Foundation Courses (54 credits)
MPH 511 Biostatistics* (4 Credits)
Applies statistical reasoning and methods in addressing, analyzing, and solving problems in public health, healthcare, and biomedical, clinical, and population-based research.
MPH 601 Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health* (4 Credits)
Addresses behavioral and social factors and theories related to individual and population health.
MPH 602 Public Health System* (4 Credits)
Explores the history, basic structures and operations of public health and health care delivery systems based on Essential Public Health Services.
MPH 603 Ethical and Political Issues (4 Credits)
Applies basic principles of ethical analysis (e.g. Public Health Code of Ethics, human rights framework, other moral theories) to issues of public health practice and policy.
MPH 604 Epidemiology* (4 Credits)
Studies the patterns of disease and injury in human populations and applies findings to the control of health problems using Excel and PASW (formerly SPSS) statistical software.
MPH 605 Environmental Health (4 Credits)
Studies environmental factors including biological, physical, and chemical factors that affect the health of the community.
MPH 606 Research Methods in Public Health* (4 Credits)
Explores research design, collection and reporting of data, interpretation of findings, inferential procedures and current public health research.
MPH 607 Community Health Analysis (4 Credits)
Demonstrates the collection of data on and setting priorities for improving the health of a defined population. It involves field work and utilization of research skills. This culminating experience requires the synthesis and integration of knowledge from previous coursework.
MPH 609 Cultural Context of Health Care in the U.S.* (4 Credits)
Addresses cultural factors related to individual and population health and health disparities over the life course.
MPH 610 Health Policy* (4 Credits)
Addresses the development and advocacy processes for public health policies; provides tools for policy analysis; and application to important public health issues.
MPH 611 Biological Aspects of Public Health (4 Credits)
Explores the biological and molecular context of public health and its incorporation into public health practice and articulates how biological, chemical and physical agents affect human health.
MPH 662 Management of Health Services Organizations* (4 Credits)
Explores basic management principles and practical tools for health management professionals in a variety of public health and health care organizations.
MPH 690 Internship/Capstone in Public Health (6 Credits)
During the internship, students will demonstrate skills and competencies learned in the MPH program in a practical, supervised experience in a health-related agency. The purpose of the internship is to provide experiential learning and the opportunity to explore professional goals.