Online Master of Public Health (MPH) Curriculum
The 58 credit hour online MPH degree program provides a comprehensive foundation of 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.
You also have the opportunity to enhance your public health skillset by earning an optional certificate(s) in conjunction with your degree:
- Health Management and Policy Certificate
- Health Education and Promotion Certificate
- Epidemiology Certificate
Foundation Courses (36 credits)
MPH 5011 Biostatistics (3 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.