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Curriculum

The following courses are all 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.

 On-Campus M.P.H. Curriculum - 46 credits

  1. Required core courses: 16 credits total
    Health Care in the United States
    Introduction to Biostatistics
    Introduction to Epidemiology
    Environmental Influences on Human Health
    Behavioral and Social Factors in Public Health
    Practicum (1 credit)

  2. Required concentration courses: 15 credits total
    Principles and Techniques of Behavior Change
    Stress and Health
    Research Methods for Population Science
    Health Program Planning and Evaluation

    Choose one of the following:
    Communication and Health Behavior: Theory and Practice
    Health Communication in the Age of Social Media

  3. Electives: 12 credits (Consult with Advisor)

  4. Culminating Experience – BSHP Capstone or, with departmental approval, Thesis: 3 credits

Online M.P.H. Curriculum - 46 credits

  1. Required core courses: 16 credits total
    Health Care in the United States
    Introduction to Biostatistics
    Introduction to Epidemiology
    Environmental Influences on Human Health
    Behavioral and Social Factors in Public Health
    Practicum (1 credit)

  2. Required concentration courses: 15 credits total
    Principles and Techniques of Behavior Change
    Stress and Health
    Research Methods for Population Science
    Health Program Planning and Evaluation

    Choose one of the following:
    Communication and Health Behavior: Theory and Practice
    Health Communication in the Age of Social Media

  3. Electives: 15 - 18 credits (Consult with Advisor)*

  4. Culminating Experience – BSHP Capstone (3 credits) or, Comprehensive Exam (0 credits), whichever is in place at the time the student is ready, or with departmental approval, Thesis: 3 credits.

*Electives may be from the Behavioral Science and Health Promotion concentration courses, other MPH concentration courses, or Advanced Graduate Certificate courses.  See all course descriptions.