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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Sep 15, 2019
 
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

General Public Health, M.P.H.



The Master of Public Health in General Public Health degree provides students with the academic experiences to understand and appreciate the broad range of public health issues.  Combined with understanding of the basic principles of public health, the student will develop a knowledge base and skill set across the public health disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of a) fundamental principles and practices in health promotion, education, and behavior; b) organization, principles, and practices in health administration; c) principles and practices in epidemiology, and tools for translating epidemiological findings into public health action; d) public health statistical applications; and e) environmental health from the perspective of the earth as a complex, dynamic system.
  • The student will demonstrate at least three of the following: a) the ability to evaluate a given health related problem, and to identify the most appropriate statistical technique for analysis; b) understanding of and ability to discuss specific applications of environmental health sciences; c) ability to apply descriptive and analytic epidemiology methods including approaches and study designs to identify and investigate factors associated with various health conditions; d) understanding of and ability to apply proven social science, health and behavior theories in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education and promotion programs; and e) ability to apply the principles of program planning, development, budgeting, management and evaluation to organizational and community initiatives.
  • Students completing the MPH program will demonstrate integration of the MPH core competencies and an understanding of the philosophy of public health practice through the Public Health Practicum.

Degree Requirements (42 Hours):

Special Interest in Public Health (15 Hours)


15 hours including courses in at least three public health core disciplines.

Electives (6 Hours)


Comprehensive Examination


Oral exam at time of practicum presentation.

Practicum in Public Health Discipline (6 Hours)