Task Force Issues Final Report on MPH Curriculum Review

September 14, 2020

The MPH Task Force has completed its review of the current SPHHS core curriculum for its MPH degree programs and issued its final report. In the report, the MPH Task Force describes the results of its review processes, which included consideration of SPHHS core courses, the MPH practicum and final project requirements, as well as a review of the integrated MPH core curricula of other Council for Education on Public Health (CEPH) accredited programs, and presents its proposals for revising the MPH curriculum. The proposed revisions will implement a curriculum that is consistent across on-campus programs and online programs and will fully meet CEPH criteria. Importantly, the new core courses integrate across Public Health disciplines and include a focus on health equity.

The MPH Task Force invites feedback on its recommendations from faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In addition to conversations that will be happening within departments, the MPH Task Force will host two virtual town hall meetings to discuss the proposals:

  • Monday, September 21st 9-10am for faculty and staff (via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, September 23rd 3:30-4:30pm for students and alumni (via Zoom)

Stakeholders are also invited to contact MPH Task Force chair Katherine Reeves directly with your thoughts, or provide anonymous feedback via this webform.

Ultimately, the SPHHS plans to implement any curricular changes prior to Fall 2022. Any changes will not impact students currently enrolled in the MPH program and will go into effect for students who enter the program after the changes are approved.