Master of Public Health Coursework
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) consists of 13 courses and an internship experience that total 58 credits. The degree can be completed in just two years with or without a graduate certificate.
By graduation, you will be able to:
- Analyze and solve public health problems with statistical methods
- Prevent and control public health problems by analyzing patterns of disease and injury
- Improve population health problems through research
- Implement a culturally competent and ethical approach to public health practice, research, policy development and health disparities
- Develop, analyze and evaluate public health interventions and policies to improve population health
Throughout the program, you complete 10 foundational courses, three electives, and an internship. The electives you choose determine if you earn a graduate certificate in Health Management and Policy, Health Education and Promotion, or Epidemiology, or if you are customizing your M.P.H. with a combination of electives across these areas.
Build Experience With Your Internship
In completing your internship, you'll gain 240 hours of direct field experience under the supervision of faculty to gain additional real-world insights into public health that can build your résumé. If you're already working in your desired field, it's possible you can complete your internship with your current employer.
Core (Foundation) Courses (40 credits)
MPH 5011 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 6001 Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health* (4 Credits)
Addresses behavioral and social factors and theories related to individual and population health.
MPH 6002 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 6004 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 6005 Environmental Health* (4 Credits)
Studies environmental factors including biological, physical, and chemical factors that affect the health of the community.
MPH 6006 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 6010 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 6011 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 6062 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 6098 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.