Master of Public Health, MPH at TUH
Temple University Harrisburg is pleased to announce the all new Master of Public Health program beginning fall 2011 at the Harrisburg campus. Temple University Harrisburg is located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, the home of Pennsylvania´s state government and capitol, and is easily accessible to all major area highways. The campus is located within the Strawberry Square complex, close to many state associations and businesses. Temple University Harrisburg caters to the busy adult by offering a convenient evening and weekend course schedule. Outstanding Ph.D. and practitioner faculty provide outstanding educational opportunities.
Temple University´s Master of Public Health was one of the first fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in the Delaware Valley and has over 20 years of experience in training public health professionals.
The Master of Public Health program in Harrisburg offers a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and can be completed on a part time or full time basis. The SBS concentration has a strong focus on addressing the behavioral, social and cultural factors related to individual and population health and the social and behavioral aspects of community health, health communication, program implementation and evaluation, and health education.
The program requires:
- 18 Core Semester Hours
- 18 Hours in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Concentration
- 9 Elective Hours
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education
- Overall grade point average of at least 3.0
- GRE scores
- Three letters of recommendation (preferably academic references)
- Statement of Goals
For more detail on each of these requirements, click here.
Internship: No internship is required, but students may opt for an internship as part of their M.P.H. fieldwork. Language Examination: No language examination is required.
M.P.H. fieldwork requires a student to synthesize and integrate the knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice through an internship (practicum) experience with a public health agency or under the supervision of a faculty preceptor. The M.P.H. fieldwork practice experience serves as the culminating experience that is a requirement of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body of all U.S. schools of public health, for completion of the Master of Public Health degree. In addition, this culminating experience provides the student with the opportunity to develop expertise in a topic area and to contribute original and independent observations to a body of knowledge.
A final paper is the required deliverable for the M.P.H. fieldwork requirement. Students must also demonstrate their proficiency (and the application of theory and principles) for the paper and demonstrate mastery of the required competencies during the oral defense. The evaluation of the M.P.H. fieldwork practicum experience, therefore, is integrated into the culminating experience requirement.
There are four options for M.P.H. fieldwork:
- Systematic Review of the Literature
- Primary Collection of Data or Secondary Analysis of Data (under the direct supervision of a Temple University faculty preceptor)
- Analysis of a Policy or Professional Practice Issue
- Practice-Based Culminating Experience Report
For the culminating experience, to fulfill the requirements of PH 9289 and PH 9389, M.P.H. students concentrating in Social and Behavioral Science are expected to complete a fieldwork experience, which enables them to:
- Explain the contributions of behavioral and social sciences to public health.
- Describe health problems, including their social, cultural, environmental, and behavioral causes.
- Ensure that behavioral and social science theories and concepts are used in planning and evaluating public health programs.
- Use behavioral science and health promotion methods in planning/evaluating public health programs.
- Apply ethical principles to public health program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Identify multiple targets and levels of intervention for social and behavioral science programs and/or policies (Individual, family, network, organizational, community, policy, physical environment, and culture).
Please mail any application materials to: Temple University Harrisburg Master of Public Health 234 Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17101
Program Contact Information:
Anne S. Frankel, PhD
Department of Public Health, Temple University
MPH Coordinator, Harrisburg Campus
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Ritter Annex, 9th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-9117 Office (Main campus)
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