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MPH students complete 10.5 credits (42 semester hours), including the MPH core and one elective. Exception: Required hours for currently licensed health professionals is 10.25 (41.75 semester hours), as MPH 506 Role Development for Public Health Practice I is waived for these students. The core includes a three-course sequence of Research-Practicum-Capstone courses in which students focus on a practice area of special interest.

Required Courses

  • MPH 500 Foundations of Public Health
  • MPH 501 Biostatistics
  • MPH 505 Public Health Services Administration and Management
  • MPH 506 Role Development for Public Health Practice I 
  • MPH 507 Role Development for Public Health Practice II
  • MPH 510 Environmental Health Services
  • MPH 520 Public Health Policy and Politics
  • MPH 530 Epidemiology
  • MPH 550 Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • MPH 551 Community Health Programming
  • MPH 560 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Public Health
  • MPH 570 Public Health Practicum
  • MPH 580 Public Health Capstone

Electives (choose 1):

  • MPH 535 Geospatial Concepts in the Healthcare Community
  • MBA 500 Organizational Management
  • MBA 550 (BUS 550) Cultural Diversity in Organizations

NOTE: MPH 506 may be waived for health professionals. If MPH 506 is waived, students are required to complete 13 courses for a total of 10.25 credits (41 semester hours) to earn the degree.

Program Format
The MPH is a part-time program designed to be flexible and convenient for working adults. The program is offered fully online except for the practicum, which students complete in a local setting.

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