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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 546INTRODUCTION TO MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH3
CPH 547ADVANCED MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH3
CPH 548CHILD AND ADOLSCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT2
CPH 549WOMEN'S HEALTH2
CPH 627EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS AND RESEARCH IN MATERAL AND CHILD HEALTH2
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
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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. Scientific Basis
    1. Identify the major behavioral, morbidity, and mortality issues within the maternal and child populations at the local, state, national, and global levels.
    2. Assess the socio-economic, cultural, biological, environmental, and societal  determinants of health and disease in maternal and child populations.
    3. Identify appropriate methods to study health status and its determinants, and design interventions.
    4. Identify the key elements in the life course perspective and how they are applied.
  2. Methodological and Analytical Skills
    1. Use data to analyze health status and its determinants through the life span, and to identify effective interventions.
    2. Critically analyze the qualitative and quantitative methods applied in MCH research.
    3. Identify existing gaps in knowledge in MCH assessments and interventions, and propose alternatives to close the gaps.
  3. Management and Communication Skills
    1. Apply knowledge of management and organizational theories in the development of proposals for program interventions and research.
    2. Present an effective oral and written presentation to diverse audiences.
  4. Policy and Advocacy Skills
    1. Describe the historical development of MCH public policies and practices in the U.S. for federal, state, and local agencies and programs serving maternal and child populations.
    2. Analyze the current organizations and their gaps in MCH services and programs.
  5. Values and Ethics in MCH Public Health Practice
    1. Analyze the principles of equity, social justice, and human rights in the assessment of the health of maternal and child populations and programs for those populations.
    2. Identify the ethical principles in MCH practice and research.