General Public Health, M.P.H.
Please note that this program is not accepting applications at this time.
The Master of Public Health in General Public Health degree provides students with the academic experiences to understand and appreciate the broad range of public health issues. Combined with understanding of the basic principles of public health, the student will develop a knowledge base and skill set across the public health disciplines.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of a) fundamental principles and practices in health promotion, education, and behavior; b) organization, principles, and practices in health administration; c) principles and practices in epidemiology, and tools for translating epidemiological findings into public health action; d) public health statistical applications; and e) environmental health from the perspective of the earth as a complex, dynamic system.
- The student will demonstrate at least three of the following: a) the ability to evaluate a given health related problem, and to identify the most appropriate statistical technique for analysis; b) understanding of and ability to discuss specific applications of environmental health sciences; c) ability to apply descriptive and analytic epidemiology methods including approaches and study designs to identify and investigate factors associated with various health conditions; d) understanding of and ability to apply proven social science, health and behavior theories in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education and promotion programs; and e) ability to apply the principles of program planning, development, budgeting, management and evaluation to organizational and community initiatives.
- Students completing the MPH program will demonstrate integration of the MPH core competencies and an understanding of the philosophy of public health practice through the Public Health Practicum.
Degree Requirements (42 Hours)
Public Health Core Courses (15 Hours)
|BIOS 700||Introduction to Biostatistics||3|
|or BIOS 701||Concepts and Methods of Biostatistics|
|EPID 700||Introduction to Epidemiology||3|
|or EPID 701||Concepts and Methods of Epidemiology|
|ENHS 660||Concepts of Environmental Health Science||3|
|HPEB 700||Concepts and Methods in Health Promotion||3|
|HSPM 700||Approaches and Concepts for Health Administration||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
Special Interest in Public Health (15 Hours)
|Select 15 hours including courses in at least three public health core disciplines||15|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
Electives (6 Hours)
Oral exam at time of practicum presentation.
Practicum in Public Health Discipline (6 Hours)
|PUBH 798||Public Health Practice||6|
|Total Credit Hours||6|