General Requirements

The Master of Public Health consists of 43 credit hours. All students complete 34 hours of Core Courses and complete 9 hours in one of two possible areas of concentration: Health Policy and Ethics or Public Health Services Administration. Offered in an online format with no required residency, all courses are offered as eight-week modules. Since the program targets working professionals, most students will be enrolled part-time, taking only one course per eight-week term. Students who take one course each term will complete the program in about two-and-a-half years. Near the end of their coursework, students design their Practice Experience to apply the knowledge and skills acquired through core courses and elective/area of concentration under the supervision of a qualified preceptor who is a public health professional. The Capstone course allows students to integrate insights gained and competencies acquired throughout the program.

Core Courses
MPH 601Organization and Management of Public Health Services3
MPH 604Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health3
MPH 605Epidemiology3
MPH 606Environmental Health3
MPH 607Biostatistics3
MPH 608Health Communication and Informatics3
MPH 609Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research3
MHE 622Public Health Ethics3
MPH 610Pre-Practice Preparation1
MPH 611Practice Experience3
MPH 612Capstone3
Approved Elective3
Select one of the concentrations:
Health Policy and Ethics Concentration:
Health Policy
Law and Health Care Ethics
Theories of Justice
Public Health Services Administration Concentration:
Health Economics and Finance
Health Planning and Marketing
Public Health Leadership
Total Credits43