Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 42

Required Courses:

College Core Course
HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions0
Public Health Core Courses
ENVH 5004Environmental Health1.5
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
EPBI 5005Applied Analysis of Health1.5
EPBI 5201Epidemiological Research Methods I3
HPM 5006Political and Economic Aspects of Health3
SBS 5001Fundamentals of Public Health3
SBS 5002Program Planning, Theory, and Practice3
Applied Biostatistics Courses
EPBI 8012Multivariable Biostatistics3
EPBI 8204Multilev Mod in Int Res3
EPBI 8301Clinical Research Methods in Public Health3
Applied Biostatistics Elective3
Select one from the following:
ENVH 8016
Human Health Risk Analysis
EPBI 8201
Structural Equation Modeling
EPBI 8203
EPBI 8215
EPBI 8307
Systematic Reviews
EPBI 9187
Biostat Cnslt Practicum
Electives6
M.P.H. Fieldwork Experience
EPBI 9289MPH Fieldwork I3
EPBI 9389MPH Fieldwork II3
Total Credit Hours42

Minimum Grade to be Earned for All Required Courses: B-

Culminating Events:
Fieldwork Practicum:
Students are required 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 or practicum experience with a public health agency, health services organization, or under the supervision of a faculty preceptor. The M.P.H. fieldwork experience serves as the applied practice experience as required by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body for schools and programs of public health, for completion of the Master of Public Health degree. In addition, this applied practice 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.

Part-time fieldwork experiences are available for students who work full-time.

Evaluative Paper:
For the applied practice experience to fulfill the requirements of EPBI 9289 and EPBI 9389, M.P.H. in Applied Biostatistics students are expected to complete a fieldwork experience. The required deliverable for the M.P.H. fieldwork requirement is a final evaluative paper. Students must demonstrate their proficiency and the application of theory and principles in the paper.