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MPH Curriculum

The Master of Public Health is a 44-credit-hour program of study that prepares graduates for careers in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmatic activity in health services organizations.

The MPH has six Core Courses:

  • Biostatistics Methods I
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • U.S. Health Care System
  • Integrated Public Health Practice

The Department also requires the following courses for all MPH students:

  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Health Economics
  • Public Health Law and Regulations
  • Health Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Health Policy and Politics
  • Health Care Quality Management
  • Public Health Practicum

Six credit-hours are reserved for electives, and two credit-hours are awarded for the Public Health Practicum. The Practicum requires a minimum of 240 contact hours by the student.