The M.P.H. is designed for individuals with aspirations to be practitioners in health department, community, school or worksite settings. The program requires 45 hours of course work, including public health and health promotion, education, and behavior core courses and a 6-hour practicum. The public health core is designed to develop competencies in using epidemiology and biostatistics to understand distributions and causes of diseases in populations; understanding the relationship between environment and health; and managing and administering health organizations. The health promotion, education, and behavior core is designed to develop competencies in planning implementing, and evaluating programs which promote informed decision-making and health behavior change in individuals, and communities. Candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive examination at or near the conclusion of program requirements.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of a) fundamental principles and practices in health promotion, education, and behavior; b) organization, principles, and practices in health administration; c) principles and practices in epidemiology, and tools for translating epidemiological findings into public health action; d) public health statistical applications; and e) environmental health from the perspective of the earth as a complex, dynamic system. Students will understand and develop the ability to apply proven social science, health and behavior theories in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education and promotion programs. Students will develop skills and knowledge to work effectively with culturally diverse individuals and communities, and to apply principles for ethical conduct in health promotion, education, and behavior. Students will demonstrate an ability to research, develop, implement, and evaluate a program involving health behavior change at the individual, agency, or community level. Students will demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communication with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities.
• Students will demonstrate the application of health promotion planning frameworks and evidence-based strategies in the development and implementation of public health programs.• Students will articulate how multi-sectoral, collaborative engagement advances health equity, and improves health outcomes.• Students will demonstrate the ability to apply social and behavioral theories and models to the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs.• Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize multi-level approaches in understanding the importance of context in addressing public health issues.• Students will be able to develop sound and feasible methods to evaluate public health programs, interpret results, and communicate those results effectively.• Students will demonstrate their understanding of research methods and their application in health promotion.
Degree Requirements (45 Hours) Basic Public Health Core (15 Hours) Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Core (15 Hours) Cognate Area (9 Hours) Public Health Practicum (6 Hours)
School of Public Health Core Requirements (16 hours)PUBH 725 (5) Quantitative Methods for Public Health PracticePUBH 726 (3) Qualitative Methods for Public Health PracticePUBH 730 (3) Public Health Systems, Policy & LeadershipPUBH 750 (4) Practical Applications of Public Health PlanningPUBH 678 (1) Transforming Health Care for the Future Department Core Course Requirements (12 hours)HPEB 701 (3) Theoretical Foundations of Health PromotionHPEB 707 (3) Health Promotion Research MethodsHPEB 710 (3) Evaluation of Heath Promotion ProgramsHPEB 748 (3) Community Health DevelopmentElective Courses (12 hours)Courses specific to the student’s area/s of interest with approval of the student’s academic advisor. Electives may be chosen from HPEB or from courses in the University that support the overall educational goals of the student. Applied Practice Experience (5 hours)HPEB 797 (5) Applied Practice Experience
The Arnold School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The 2016 CEPH curriculum requirements for the MPH programs has changed significantly from prior requirements. To ensure compliance with the new criteria, we have redesigned the core curriculum required for all MPH programs. Individual MPH programs have made additional changes due to the changes to the core curriculum and other CEPH requirements as needed.
Minor Revisions. No Bot, CHE, or SACS notification required.
Update will appear in the 19-20 Graduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2019.
Learning Outcomes update must be approved by OIRAA before publication.