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Admissions Requirements

  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.

  • Foreign Transcripts: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S. grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation.
    Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years.

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.

  • A one-page personal statement.

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.


Core Courses
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH 13
CPH 501HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 503PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH 23
CPH 505APPLIED RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS 2,43
Concentration
CPH 565HEALTH CARE FINANCE3
CPH 562HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS3
CPH 566HEALTH POLICY3
CPH 580HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOR3
To meet elective requirements, select 6 credits from the following:6
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT PUBLIC HEALTH
HEALTH ECONOMICS
U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS: AN OVERVIEW
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
Service Learning/Capstone Experience Courses
CPH 528SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH3
CPH 529CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE3
Total Credit Hours45
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CPH 500 must be successfully completed in the first 21 hours of the program of study.

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CPH 506 and CPH 504 must be successfully completed in the first 18 hours of the program of study.

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CPH 517 Required for Biostatics concentration students

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CPH 506 Required Prerequisites: Undergraduate or graduate statistics course or permission of instructor. While successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course is not required for admission into the MPH program, students enrolling for CPH 506 must have successfully completed a statistics course within the past 5 years resulting in a grade of B or better or obtain permission of the instructor.

Concentration Competencies

Concentration Domains

  1. Organizational Theory and Behavior
    1. Describe fundamental concepts and information about organizational and behavioral theories in health care.
    2. Demonstrate the skills to resolve organizational problems through a systems approach.
    3. Demonstrate the skills to analyze organizational issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  2. Health Care Finance
    1. Prepare operating and capital budgets, considering political, economic, and social contexts; using appropriate financial and statistical tools; and stating assumptions and justifications.
    2. Demonstrate the skills to implement budgets, evaluating actual performance and taking appropriate actions to enhance performance and/or revise budgets.
    3. Analyze risk as a basis for financial decision-making and implement appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
    4. Demonstrate the application of financial management techniques to enhance   performance of public health and health services organizations.
  3. Strategic Planning
    1. Evaluate and document internal and external strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats to identify strategic issues.
    2. Prepare strategic and operational plans that consider current and potential internal and  external issues.
    3. Demonstrate the skills to lead and facilitate planning activities.
    4. Demonstrate the skills to implement operational and strategic plans, evaluating performance and adjusting implementation activities and/or plans.
  4. Human Resources Management
    1. Describe various theories, principles, best practices, and challenges of human resources management in health care organizations.
    2. Explain the effects of human factors and demographics in managing others.
    3. Identify the legal, political, social, and economic issues that impact human resources management.