Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program is designed for the health professional who wishes to pursue a public health degree. This generalized degree provides an opportunity to expand one's knowledge base and broaden perspectives, develop an epidemiological orientation to public health problems, and improve methodological and quantitative skills.
M.P.H. applicants must have earned an advanced professional degree (M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., D.O.), have completed a master's or doctoral degree in a health-related field, or have considerable experience in a health-related field.
The degree program can be completed in three academic semesters of full-time study and a 10-week practice experience, although many students choose to spread the program over two years. In addition to the five public health core courses, the M.P.H. student completes a core of three epidemiology courses, electives, a practice experience, and a culminating experience of an M.P.H. project or capstone course. A minimum of 42 credits is required.