Public Health (M.P.H.)
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is located in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences. The MPH degree is a graduate-level professional degree that prepares students for public health practice in communities, organizations, work sites, and in governmental, public, and non-profit settings. MPH graduates are prepared with leadership abilities to promote population health and safety, prevent chronic and infectious disease, and to develop policy and practice-based evidence through clinical and applied research. The interdisciplinary and community-engaged nature of public health practice is reinforced throughout education, research, and service activities.
Admission to the MPH Program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. (See also School of Medicine Graduate Program policies.) Contact the MPH Program for specific admission requirements. Applications for the MPH program are considered for fall, winter and spring summer semesters. Note that only completed applications are reviewed.
MPH students select a concentration, either the MPH in Public Health Practice (MPH-PHP) or the MPH in Population Health Analytics (MPH-PHA). Candidates for the MPH degree must complete 42 credits in graduate course work. As shown below, both concentrations require the foundation courses, a practicum, and a Master's project. Additionally, all MPH students must complete concentration-specific courses. Finally, students select approved electives to complete the 42 credit requirement. All course work must be completed within six years in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the School of Medicine governing graduate scholarship and degrees.
|FPH 7011||Foundations of Public Health||3|
|FPH 7012||Social Justice in Public Health||3|
|FPH 7015||Biostatistics I||3|
|FPH 7100||Health Care Organization and Administration||3|
|FPH 7210||Research Methods for Public Health Professionals||3|
|FPH 7300||Public Health Policy||3|
|Applied Learning Course|
|FPH 7440||Practicum in Public Health||3|
|Integrated Learning Course|
|FPH 8990||Master's Project||3|
|or FPH 8991||Integrated Learning Experience|
|MPH-PHP Concentration Courses|
|FPH 7230||Health Program Evaluation||3|
|FPH 7430||Application of Public Health Principles||3|
|FPH 7510||Leadership and Population Health||2|
|FPH 7511||Health Promotion Messaging and Advocacy||3|
|MPH-PHA Concentration Courses|
|FPH 7020||Biostatistics II||3|
|FPH 7250||Health Data Analytics||3|
|FPH 7280||Public Health Community Level Intervention Science||3|
|FPH 7350||Advanced Statistical Programming||2|
Academic Progression Policies
MPH Grade Policies
Required Courses: Students must earn a B grade or better in all required courses. Grades of B- or lower are considered unacceptable. Students who receive a B- or lower grade in any required course must repeat the course and receive a B or better grade. Students are not eligible to take courses requiring the failed course as a prerequisite, or earn hours towards the Master's Project or Thesis until the course deficiency is satisfied.
Elective Courses: Students who receive a B- or lower grade in an elective course will be allowed to balance the grade with subsequent grades to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Grade Point Average Requirement: Students must maintain an overall minimum 3.00 GPA to remain in good standing. Grades below a B are not considered adequate at the graduate level. Students who receive a B- or lower in a course will be asked to meet with their advisor to ensure that they are aware of Graduate School requirements and to determine if any remedial action is required.
Course Repeat Policy: Only two attempts to complete a required course will be permitted. Two unsuccessful attempts to complete a required course will result in termination from the program. The most recent grade for a repeated course is used in computing the grade point average and awarding credit hours for a degree. All attempts to take a course are recorded on a student’s transcript.