Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health is a professional degree designed to prepare graduates to tackle real public health problems, as practitioners who can apply their breadth of understanding as well as some degree of expertise and experience in at least one specific area of public health.

The School's interdisciplinary MPH degree program allows students to apply cutting edge scientific and technical knowledge to preventing disease and promoting wellness through organized community efforts. The diversity and complexity of today's public health concerns require practitioners who understand the political, ethical, economic, and scientific concerns involved in addressing the great challenges to the modern world. The school's unique focus on linking academic studies with a broad base of knowledge, skills and experience necessary to meet today's public health challenges. All students participate in at least two distinct public health internships.


Core Courses:

EPI 500 or EPI 501 Basic Principles and Methods of Epidemiology I OR Principles and Methods of Epidemiology I (3)
EPI 551 or EPI 552 Basic Principles of Statistical Inference I OR Principles of Statistic Inference I (3)
HPM 500 Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing (3)
BMS 505 Biomedical Basis of Public Health (3)
EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health (3)
HPM 525 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
SPH 680 First Year MPH Seminar (2)
SPH 685 Capstone MPH Seminar (1)

Students interested in epidemiology will take EPI 501.
Students with strong background in math or are planning to take EPI 553 will take EPI 552, others will take EPI 551 after a math assessment.

Concentration Requirement (1 and 2):

Part 1: Required Courses

EHS 520 Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3)
EHS 530 Principles of Toxicology (3)
EHS 665 Risk Assessment (3)

Part 2: Additional Quantitative Courses (Choose one of the following)

EPI 553 Principles of Statistical Inferences II (3)
EPI 514 Computer Programming for Data Management (3)
EPI 502 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology II (3) 
EPI 621 GIS and Public Health (3)

Students are also required to take 9 credits of electives and may use internships in place of up to 6 credits.

For more information please see the MPH Curriculum