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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 551COMMUNITY ORIENTATED PRIMARY CARE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE3
CPH 552OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES APPLICABILITY OF COMMUNITY ORIENTATED PRIMARY CARE3
CPH 626HEALTH INFORMATION AND SURVEILLANCE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE3
CPH 545INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH EQUITY3
Elective Courses6
Consult academic advisor for best electives for your program of study
Service Learning/Capstone Experience Courses
CPH 528SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH3
CPH 529CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE3
Total Credit Hours45
1

CPH 500 must be successfully completed in the first 21 hours of the program of study.

2

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

3

CPH 517 Required for Biostatics concentration students

4

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. The Community Dimension in Health Care
    1. Explain the ecological model of Community Health.
    2. Identify the role of the community in the promotion and improvement of its own health and on health care services.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of the role and value of primary health care in promotion of community health as an integral component of the health care system.
    4. Formulate different definitions of community.
    5. Identify the purpose, content, and methods in the characterization of a community.
  2. Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC)
    1. Describe, analyze, and integrate the conceptual framework and principles of COPC.
    2. Define a community for the purpose of clinical care at the community level; and plan an assessment of health needs using available data for the collection and analysis of health information.
    3. Justify the need for the prioritization process in COPC, and define objective criteria to be used for the selection and determination of methods to discuss process and decision.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to plan an in-depth selective detailed assessment of a health or set of health conditions in the community, using quantitative and qualitative methods.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to plan and develop all the stages of a systematic COPC intervention considering evidence based interventions and apply appropriate methods to promote community participation in the development of COPC.
    6. Analyze the differential features and factors involved in the application of COPC worldwide, and identify the opportunities and challenges in the current application of COPC to different healthcare systems.
    7. Assess the conceptual and practical factors to take into account the applicability of COPC, recognize the socio-economic, cultural, environment, political and health policy elements that could challenge the application of COPC and develop alternative application solutions.
    8. Communicate the principles and features of the practice of COPC to lay populations, to health professionals, and to other related audiences.