Master of Public Health

This is an interdisciplinary graduate level program to be housed in the School of Nursing and Health Professions that students will, upon completion of course requirements, be awarded a Master of Public Health (MPH).

Minimum of 45 credits which should include public health fieldwork internship experience.

Core coursework should minimally be centered around the following areas of study:

  • Biostatistics – collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and interpretation of health data; design and analysis of health related surveys and interventions; concepts and practice of statistical data analysis.
  • Epidemiology – distribution and determinants of disease, disabilities and death in human populations; characteristics and dynamics of human populations; natural history of disease and the biologic basis of health
  • Environmental health sciences – environmental factors including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of the community
  • Health Services Administration – planning, organizing, managing, leading, evaluation and policy analysis of health and public health programs
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – concepts and methods of social and behavioral sciences relevant to the identification and solution of public health issues
Semester 1 Spring  
MPH 611 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion  3 units
MPH 612 Biostatistics in Public Health 4 units
  Semester Total 7 units
     
Semester 2 Summer  
MPH 621 Epidemiology 4 units
MPH 622 Communicating for Healthy Behavior and Social Change 4 units
  Semester Total 8 units
     
Semester 3      Fall  
MPH 635 Social Justice, Health Policy, Ethics, and Public Health Law     4 units
MPH 636 Public Health Planning, Management, and Evaluation 4 units
  Semester Total 8 units
     
Semester 4 Spring  
MPH 632 Environmental and Occupational Health Issues in Public Health 4 units
MPH Elective 1 2 units
MPH Elective 2 2 units
  Semester Total 8 units
     
Semester 5 Summer  
MPH 631 Public Health Systems Leadership and Administration 4 units
MPH Elective 3 2 units
MPH Elective 4 2 units
  Semester Total 8 units
     
Semester 6 Fall  
MPH 641 Public Health Field Work Internship (300 hours) 4 units
MPH 642 Public Health Capstone Seminar 2 units
  Semester Total 6 units
  TOTAL UNITS 45 UNITS
     
Electives    
MPH 644 Addressing Mental Health Issues in Public Health 2 units
MPH 645 Sexual Health in Public Health Practice 2 units
MPH 646 Advanced Epidemiology with Statistical Software Applications 2 units
MPH 655 Global Health 2 units
MPH 656 Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition 2 units
MPH 657 Health Economics and Public Health 2 units
MPH 658 MobileApps: Mobile Application for Public Health 2 units
MPH 659 Essential Tools for Making Public Health Change 2 units