Courses for Public Health, M.P.H.

The Public Health, M.P.H. requires a minimum of 51 credit hours. Credit and course requirements are the same for both Traditional and Hybrid programs. Students will complete core curriculum courses, and choose one emphasis (Epidemiology or Health Promotion) to concentrate in; students in the MPH Hybrid Program follow the Health Promotion emphasis. Upon completion of the 51 hour, five semester M.P.H. program, graduates will be qualified to earn voluntary professional certification by taking the National Board of Public Health Examiners Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam.

Full-time students taking the following credit loads will complete their degree in 20 months:

  • Fall (1st year) - 12 credits
  • Winter (1st year) - 9 credits
  • Spring/Summer - 9 credits
  • Fall (2nd year) - 10 or 12 credits (based on choice of Master's Project or Thesis)
  • Winter (2nd year) - 11 or 12 credits (based on choice of Master's Project or Thesis)

Emphasis Options

M.P.H. students will choose one of two available emphasis options to compliment the core curriculum courses. Please note: some electives may not be offered within a student's planned time to degree.

Epidemiology: (21 credits)

CORE courses (15 credits):

ELECTIVE courses* (6 credits):

* Please note: some electives may not be offered within a student's planned time to degree.

Health Promotion: (21 credits)

CORE courses (15 credits):

ELECTIVE courses* (6 credits):

* Please note: some electives may not be offered within a student's planned time to degree.

Additional Course Requirements for All Emphases: (6-9 credits)

PH 688 - Practicum (3 credits) OR PH 689 Practicum in a Global Setting (3 credits)

PH 693 - Masters Project (3 credits) OR PH 695 Masters Thesis (6 credits)