General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 42
|College Core Course|
|HRPR 5001||Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions||0|
|Public Health Core Courses|
|ENVH 5004||Environmental Health||1.5|
|EPBI 5005||Applied Analysis of Health||1.5|
|EPBI 5201||Epidemiological Research Methods I||3|
|HPM 5006||Political and Economic Aspects of Health||3|
|SBS 5001||Fundamentals of Public Health||3|
|SBS 5002||Program Planning, Theory, and Practice||3|
|EPBI 8012||Multivariable Biostatistics||3|
|EPBI 8202||Epidemiological Research Methods II||3|
|EPBI 8205||Chronic Disease Epidemiology||3|
|or EPBI 8206||Infectious Disease Epidemiology|
|Select one from the following:|
|Mental Health Epidemiology|
|Seminar in Current Issues in Public Health 1|
|Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology|
|Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS|
|Select two from the following:|
|Environmental Epidemiology 3|
|Mental Health Epidemiology 3|
|Seminar in Current Issues in Public Health 1,3|
|Social Epidemiology 3|
|Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology 3|
|Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS 3|
|Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems|
|GIS for Health Data Analysis|
|M.P.H. Fieldwork Experience|
|EPBI 9289||MPH Fieldwork I||3|
|EPBI 9389||MPH Fieldwork II||3|
|Total Credit Hours||42|
Other electives may be selected with approval.
May be selected as a general elective if not taken as an Epidemiology elective above.
Minimum Grade to be Earned for All Required Courses: B-
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.
For the applied practice experience to fulfill the requirements of EPBI 9289 and EPBI 9389, M.P.H. in Epidemiology 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.