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MPH Degree

Master of Public Health Degree (M.P.H.)

The MPH degree program is designed to prepare students to enter an array of public health fields as well as doctoral programs. The full-time educational program is structured on a quarter basis, with a total credit hour requirement of 64 credit hours. All course work must be completed within four years of the date of matriculation for the full-time program.

At the end of Year 1, students select a public health major, known as the concentration area, which becomes their focus during Year 2. Throughout both years, the problem-based learning curriculum emphasizes public health competencies that include:

  • foundation skill development
  • content knowledge in the core disciplines of public health
  • the perspectives, values, and mission of public health within a systemic and contextual integration.

The community service-learning component begins in Year 1 with community site visits, service learning workshops and practicum experiences. In Year 2, the Community-Based Masters Project (CBMP) Program requires students to conduct projects that require on-site activities throughout the academic year culminating with a comprehensive paper, a poster presentation, and an oral defense.