General Requirements

MPH degree graduates will be trained principally as health policy analysts. They will have a rich background in epidemiology, health economics, health behavior, health administration, health policy and policy analysis, and statistical and qualitative analytic skills.

A completed MPH degree requires an overall 42 credit hours, to include:

  • 33 CORE credits (Internship to be completed within the 33)
  • 9 Elective credits

Students can set their own pace from part-time to full-time. With appropriate planning, the program's requirements may be completed in 3-4 semesters and a summer. Other students prefer to follow a more relaxed pace.

Required MPH Core courses (33 CORE credits)

1st Year Required Courses:

URP 5525 Health Behavior & Education or HSC 5930 Health Behavior
PHC 5300 Environmental Health
PUP 5605 Health Services Organization & Policy (must be taken 1st semester)
URP 5521 Public Health Epidemiology or PHC 5001 Public Health Epidemiology
ECP 5538 Health Policy Statistics (must be taken within 1st year)

2nd Year Required Courses

PHC 6110 Comparative Health or PUP 5932 Comparative Health
PAD 5935 Healthcare Finance
PAD 5935 Healthcare Management
PAD 5945 Internship (Prerequisite: Health Service Org & Epidemiology & Statistics)
SPUP 5607 Politics of Health Policy
SYA 5458 Data Analysis for Public Health (Capstone Course 1)
33 CORE credits

Electives (9 Credits)

Electives selections can be tailored to suit a student's needs and interests, such as policy, business, economics, epidemiology, administration, sociology, statistics and other fields.

Current approved MPH electives (subject to change on availability)

EAP 5845 Academic Writing for International Grad Students (Int’l Students ONLY)
ECP 5536 Economics of Health
FOS 5205 Food, Safety, and Quality
GEO 5451 Medical Geography
GEO 5453 Global Health
GIS 5101 Intro to GIS (must also take GIS5101L)
HUN 5297 Eating Disorders, Body Image and Healthy Weight Maintenance
LIS 5418 Introduction to Health Informatics
LIS 5419 Consumer Health Informatics
LIS 5631 Health Information Sources
LIS 5661 Government Information
INR 5935 Politics of Hunger and Malnutrition
PAD 5845 Public Health & Emergency Management
PHC 5003 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
PHC 6002 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
POS 5698 Comparative Federalism
RCS 5080 Medical Aspects of Disability
SOW 5455 Grant Writing and Grant Management
SYA 6933 Neighborhoods & Health (Special Topic)
SYA 6933 Becoming an Adult in Strat. Society (Special Topic)
SYA 6933 Sexual and Reproductive Health
SYA 6933 Health and Life Course (Special Topic)
SYA 6933 Medical Sociology (Special Topic)
SYD 5045 Intro to Demography
SYD 5133 Population Data
SYD 5136 Social Epidemiology
SYD 5215 Health and Survival
SYD 5225 Fertility
SYO 5416 Stress and Mental Health
SYO 6407 Race, Ethnicity, and Health
URP 5059 Community Involvement and Public Participation
URP 5526 Healthy Cities, Healthy Communities (Special Topic)
URP 5272 Urban and Regional Info Systems (not approve if other GIS course already taken)


Intership - PHC 5945
200-hour internship

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