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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 534INTERVENTIONS IN HEALTH PROMOTION3
CPH 536HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM PLANNING3
CPH 538PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION3
CPH 539PUBLIC HEALTH: LEADERSHIP & ADVOCACY3
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. Program and Intervention Planning
    1. Demonstrate skills needed to conduct health-related needs assessments in a variety of communities.
    2. Apply community health and organizational theories, models, principles, and best practices in planning health promotion programs or interventions.
    3. Identify, incorporate, and analyze contexts and key factors relevant to the implementation of health promotion programs or interventions.
  2. Evaluation of Programs and Interventions
    1. Identify and evaluate health-related data and instruments.
    2. Utilize appropriate qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.
    3. Apply evaluation findings to programs and policies.
  3. Community Engagement
    1. Demonstrate skills needed to coordinate and facilitate community groups, coalitions, and partnerships.
  4. Management and Leadership
    1. Demonstrate abilities in the administration and management of community health programs.
    2. Demonstrate the skills to advance a systems approach to community health through professional leadership and practice.