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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)

Health Education & Promotion Certificate (16 credits)

Complete one foundation course and three electives

Health Management & Policy Certificate (16 credits)

Complete three foundation courses and one elective

Epidemiology Certificate (16 credits)

Complete three foundation courses and one elective

Internship (Capstone) Experience (6 credits)