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Curriculum

The master of public health curriculum is based on a practical, problem-based approach. Expert full-time and part-time faculty from the health care community provides a blend of theory and experience.

Core Curriculum and Suggested Course Sequence

Students may take tier 1 and 2 classes concurrently and tier 2 and 3 classes concurrently, but they must be towards the end of a tier to take concurrent classes in the next tier.

Students must take all of tier 1 and 2 and the Community Research Methods course in order to start the Capstone.

Tier 1 Credits  Spring Term Summer Term Fall Term
MPH 620: Introduction to Graduate School and the MPH Program 1 Online Online Online
MPH 621: Overview of the U.S. Health Care System 3 Online Online Online
MPH 650: Basic Statistics & Research 3 Online Campus and Online Campus and Online
MPH 657: Survey of Human Health and Disease* 3 Campus and Online Online Online
Tier 2 Credits Spring Term Summer Term Fall Term
MPH 645: Health Services Program Evaluation 3 Online Online Campus and Online
MPH 652: Public Health Law, Ethics & Policy 3 Online Online Campus
MPH 654: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 Online Online Online
MPH 655: Epidemiology 3 Online Online Campus and Online
Tier 3 Credits Spring Term Summer Term Fall Term
MPH 625: Health Care Financial Management I 3 Online Online Online
MPH 651: Occupational & Environmental Health 3 Online Online Online
MPH 653: Public Health Administration & Management 3 3 Online Online Online
MPH 671: Community Research Methods 3 Online Online Online
Tier 4 Credits Spring Term Summer Term Fall Term
MPH 658: Public Health Internship 3 Independent Study Independent Study Independent Study
MPH 660: Public Health Capstone 2 Independent Study Independent Study Independent Study
Totals Credits
Total semester hours of core: 39
Total semester hours of electives: 6
Total semester hours for M.P.H. degree: 45

*Required for students who do not have clinical experience.  If students have clinical experience, they are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor regarding a replacement course.