Master of Public Health Curriculum Overview

Total Credits: 42

  • 18 Core Credits
  • 15 Concentration Credits
  • 3 Practicum Credits
  • 3 Elective Credits
  • 3 Culminating Project Credits

MPH CORE COURSES

STAT 503 – Statistical Methods for Biology

Introductory statistical methods, with emphasis on applications in biology. Topics include descriptive statistics, binomial and normal distributions, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, introduction to nonparametric testing, linear regression and correlation, goodness-of-fit tests, and contingency tables.

HSCI 547 – Fundamentals of Epidemiology

The use of epidemiological methods to study the adverse effects of environmental agents on human health. Study designs, association and causation, statistical analysis, bias and confounding, modeling of exposure-response relationships, molecular epidemiology, and investigation of disease outbreaks. The emphasis of the course is on analytical studies, quantitative measures of association, and critical readings of current literature.

HSCI 575 – Introduction to Environmental Health

An introduction to chemical, physical and biological factors in the environment that affect the health of the community. This course examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes and approaches to the control of major environmental health problems in industrialized and developed countries.

HK 57601 - Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior

Examines the theoretical foundations of health behavior. Emphasizes the development of a conceptual framework for understanding and facilitating behavior enhancement, elimination, and/or maintenance in health promotion and education. Focuses on current theories regarding health-related behaviors.

CSR 590 - Public Health Administration

This course provides a learning laboratory experience for students to appreciate the economic metris for effective delivery of healthcare and to apply the business concepts of strategic marketing and management to the health context through exploring a variety of settings and building business modesl for initiatives/programs of the case organizations. 

HK 621 - Introduction to Public Health

A critical analysis of current issues in public health, with emphasis on reviewing current literature and research pertinent to community public health programs.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCENTRATION COURSES

Course #

Title

Competencies

Credits

HSCI 446

Applied Industrial Hygiene

1,3,4,6

3

HSCI 545

Advanced Topics In Exposure Assessment

1,2,3,4

1

HSCI 560

Toxicology

1,3,4

3

HSCI 562

Analytical and Pathological Toxicology

1,3

3

HSCI 580

Occupational Safety and Ergonomics

1,2,3,4,6

3

HSCI 671

Biochemical Toxicology

1

3

HSCI 696

Graduate Seminar in Health Sciences

1,3,6

1

ENTM 525

Medical and Veterinary Entomology

1,2,4,5,6

3

ASM 510

Agrosecurity-Emergency Management for Agricultural Production Operations

1,2,3,4,5,6

3

CE 512

The Comprehensive Urban Planning Process

1,2,4,5

 

CE 557

Air Quality Management

1,2,4,5

3

CE 597

Geographic Information Systems

1,4,6

3

CE 597

Indoor Air Quality

3,4

3

CE 597

Solid and Hazard Waste Management

1,2,4,6

3

BIOL 595

Epigenetics in Human Disease

1

3

BIOL 533

Medical Microbiology

1

3

FS 565

Microbial Foodborne Pathogens

1,2,4

3

CE 597

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

1,2,4,6

3

Click here to access course descriptions for the Environmental Health concentration.

HEALTH STATISTICS CONCENTRATION COURSES

Course #

Title

Competencies

Credits

STAT 506

Statistical Programming and Data Management

2

3

STAT 512

Applied Regression Analysis

2,3

3

STAT 514

Design of Experiments

1,2,3

3

STAT 522

Sampling and Survey Techniques

2,3,5

3

STAT 524

Applied Multivariate Analysis

1,2,3

3

STAT 582

Statistical Consulting and Collaboration

2,3

3

ASM 540

Geographic Information Systems Application

2,3,5

3

CE 597

Geospatial Modeling and Analysis

2,3,5

3

CE 597

Geographic Information Systems

2,3,5

3

CPB 619

Design, Conduct, and Analysis of Clinical Trials

1,3

2

CPB 625

Clinical Biostatistics

1,2

2

CPB 626

Design and Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies

1,2,3,5

3

HDFS 629

Family and Couple Interventions in Health Problems

1,4,5

3

SOC 681

Structural Equation Modeling

2,3,5

3

Click here to access course descriptions for the Health Statistics concentration.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCENTRATION COURSES

Course #

Title

Competencies

Credits

CSR 561

Culture and Health

1,2,3,4,5

 

CSR 590

Social Determinants of Health

1,4

3

CSR 590

International Health Seminar

1,2,3,4,5

3

CSR 590

Social Marketing for Health

2,3,4,5

3

CSR 590

Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations Seminar

1,2,3,4,5

3

NUTR 430

Public Health Nutrition

1,2,3,4,5

2

NUTR 590

World Food Problems

1,2,3,4,5

3

NUTR 612

Obesity: Behavior, Physiology, and Policy

1,2,3,5

2

NUTR 634

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

1

2

HDFS 590

Health in the Social Context

1,3,4,5

3

HDFS 629

Family and Couple Interventions in Health Problems

1,2,3,4

3

HDFS 685A

Current Research in Childhood Obesity

1,2,3,4,5

3

SOC 571

Health and Social Behavior

1,3,4

3

SOC 572

Comparative Healthcare Systems

1,2,3,4,5

3

SOC 573

The Human Side of Medicine

1,2,4

3

SOC 574

The Social Organization of Healthcare

1,4,5

3

SOC 611

Social Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender

1,4

3

COM 559

Current Trends in Mass Communication

1,3, 5

3

COM 576

Health Communication

1,5

3

COM 582

Cross-Cultural Communication

1,2,4,5

3

COM 676

Health Advocacy Campaigns

1,2,3,5

3

HK 574

Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology

1,2,3

3

HK 590

Health Counseling

2,5

3

HK 672

Stress and Coping in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity

1,2

3

HK 674

Psychology of Physical Activity in Special Populations

1,2,3,4

3

HK 675

Design and Analysis of Public Health Interventions

1,2,3,4,5

3

HK 678

Motivational Processes In Sport and Exercise

1,2,3

3

Click here to access course descriptions for the Family and Community Health concentration.

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