EpiCH Degrees & Programs
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We host open houses each fall, which include interaction with faculty, major coordinators, and current students.
Contact us at least two weeks in advance and let us know:
- When you’ll be here
- Whom you’d like to meet with (students, coordinators, faculty)
- What majors you’re interested in
Phone: (612) 626-8802
Master of Public Health (MPH)
MPH degrees are traditionally suited for those who want to practice in a public health setting.
Community Health Promotion, MPH
The Community Health Promotion (CHP) major prepares students to be public health leaders who can design, implement, advocate for, and evaluate efforts to promote healthy behaviors and social patterns in a variety of settings. Areas of expertise in the Division include policy, obesity prevention, adolescent health, and substance abuse prevention.
The basic premise of epidemiology is that the patterns of disease in the population yield clues about the underlying disease process, which is crucial to effective public health programs and policies.
Maternal & Child Health, MPH
(Includes Standard, Epi Emphasis, and Online)
Maternal and child health focuses on promoting and preserving the health of families, including mothers, fathers, children, and adolescents. Because mothers and children have been among the most vulnerable populations, they often are the focus of public health programs.
Public Health Nutrition, MPH
This program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills needed for research and practice in public health and for the effective translation of this knowledge into programs and services that improve and maintain the nutritional health of target populations. The nutritional needs of vulnerable and high-risk populations receive particular attention.
Master of Science (MS)
MS degrees are traditionally geared for those who want a career in research and academics.
Clinical Research, MS
Clinical research may be defined as “the elucidation of human biology and disease, and its control.” It consists of patient-oriented research, epidemiologic and behavioral studies, and outcomes research and health services research.
PhD concentrations are offered in both behavioral epidemiology and in more traditional biology-focused etiologic epidemiology for students interested in research and teaching careers in the health sciences