Curriculum

The online Master of Public Health curriculum combines a bedrock foundation in the core principles of public health with the option to choose one of three distinct concentrations in Applied Epidemiology, Health Services Administration and Health Promotion. Our concentrations reflect the disciplines most vital to public health professionals’ success and satisfy our students’ varied interests.

Curriculum at a Glance: 42 total credits

  • Modular program with each course only 7.5 – 8 weeks long
  • A 5-unit internship is required for all concentrations
  • 50% of your coursework will be concentration-based
  • Complete your MPH degree in as few as 2 years

Core Courses

EPID 573ABasic Principles of Epidemiology3 Credits
PHPM 574Public Health Policy & Management3 Credits
BIOS 576ABiostatistics in Public Health3 Credits
PHPM 569Fundamentals of Health Budgeting & Financial Management3 Credits
HPS 577Sociocultural & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health3 Credits
EHS 575 Environmental & Occupational Health3 Credits
Interprofessional Education Activities
Internship Preparation Workshop

Applied Epidemiology

The curriculum provides systematic training in measuring and studying the distribution, characteristics and causes of disease across demographics. Epidemiology is a fundamental science of public health and is essential in the prevention of rare and chronic diseases, disability and premature death.

EPID 573B Epidemiologic Methods3 Credits
EPID 573D Analysis of Public Health Data3 Credits
BIOS 576BBiostatistics for Research3 Credits
EPID 579 Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology3 Credits
EPID 555Introduction to Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology3 Credits
HPS 628Public Health Research & Evaluation3 Credits
EPID 909Internship - Master's Report5 Credits
EPID 580Integrated Public Health Learning Experience1 Credit

Health Services Administration

This concentration offers a combination of public health and health care administration classes that provides you with a multifaceted understanding of the administrative and business aspects of health care. Use the skills learned in the curriculum to pursue leadership roles in both governmental and non-governmental settings.

PHPM 507 Health Care Economics & Policy3 Credits
PHPM 561Introduction to Health Care Quality & Safety3 Credits
PHPM 562Health Services Administration3 Credits
PHP 641Health Systems Delivery3 Credits
PHPM 608APublic Health Law & Ethics3 Credits
PHPM 558 Health Care Marketing3 Credits
PHP 909Internship - Master's Report5 Credits
PHP 580Integrated Public Health Learning Experience1 Credit

Health Promotion

The curriculum examines the sociocultural factors that influence health and health behavior. The concentration operates under the philosophy that education, communication and effective implementation of sound health policies and initiatives can improve the quality of life around you. Learn to plan education strategies and evaluate their effectiveness. Promote healthier lifestyles in culturally diverse populations around the world.

HPS 532P Planning of Public Health Programs3 Credits
HPS 532EEvaluation of Public Health Programs3 Credits
HPS 535Multi-Cultural Health Beliefs3 Credits
HPS 642Public Health Communications3 Credits
HPS 628Public Health Research & Evaluation3 Credits
HPS 909Internship - Master's Report5 Credits
HPS 580Integrated Public Health Learning Experience1 Credit