The program is 42 credits or 14 3-credit courses.
6 core public health courses (Biostats 540: Intro to Biostatistics, EHS 565: Environmental Health Practices, HPP 601: Application of Social & Behavioral Theory, HPP 620: Intro to the U.S. Health Care System, HPP 642-Public Health Leadership, and EPI 630: Principles of Epidemiology)
3 research-based courses, including a 200-hour practicum (HPP 698P: Practicum) and a final culminating capstone project (HPP 691S- MPH-PHP Capstone)
5 electives (students have the flexibility to choose the electives that best fit their interests or career goals.)
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As of January 6th, 2020, the curriculum for the MPH in Public Health Practice has been updated. All students admitted to the program beginning with fall 2020 will be required to complete the new curriculum. Students admitted to the program prior to fall 2020 will follow the previous curriculum.
HPP 642-Public Health Leadership is now a required core course. This brings the number of required core courses from 5 up to 6.
Students are required to take only 5 electives, instead of 6.
The total number of credits is still 42.
Questions about changes to the curriculum should be directed to:
Lori Peterson, MS
Executive Director for Professional Programs SPHHS