Curriculum for Community Health Promotion
The basic two-year program requires 48 credits to complete. Students may pursue their MPH on a full-time or part-time basis. The majority of the courses are offered during the day but public health core courses are also available online.
48 Credit Minimum
Theory (6 credits)
PubH 6050 Community Health Theory and Practice I (3)
PubH 6051 Community Health Theory and Practice II (3)
Health Behavior and Policy Interventions (minimum of 8 credits)
Few substitution petitions will be allowed in this curriculum area. Students must select at least two courses from the Intervention Approaches list and at least one course from the Critical Issues list. Any remaining required intervention credits can be taken from either list.
Select at least two courses from the following list:
PubH 6025 e-Public Health: Online Intervention Design (3)
PubH 6045 Skills for Policy Development (1)
PubH 6049 Legislative Advocacy Skills for Public Health (prerequisite 6078) (3)
PubH 6066 Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Com. Health Work (2)
PubH 6074 Mass Communication and Public Health (3)
PubH 6078 Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy (2)
SW 8551 Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing and Advocacy (4)
Critical Issue Interventions
Select at least one course from the following list:
PubH 6000 Obesity and Eating Disorders (2)
PubH 6010 Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS (3)
PubH 6055 Social Inequalities in Health (2)
PubH 6085 Combating the Global Pandemic: Tobacco and Alcohol (2)
Assessment Methods (5 to 6 credits)
PubH 6034 Program Evaluation for Public Health Practice (3) OR PubH 6852 Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2)
PubH 6035 Applied Research Methods (3)
Additional Assessment Methods Course (2-4 credits)
Select one course from the following:
PubH 6600 Qualitative Research Methods (2)
PubH 6415 Biostatistical Methods II (3)
PubH 6451 Biostatistics II (4)
PubH 6617 Practical Methods in Secondary Data Analysis (3)
There is potential for another qualitative methods course focused on methodological literacy to be developed and added to this list in the future as discussed at the faculty meeting.
Public Health Core Courses (11-12 credits)
PubH 6101 Environmental Health (2) OR
PubH 6102 Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (2)
PubH 6320 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3) OR
PubH 6341 Epidemiologic Methods I (3)
PubH 6414 Biostatistical Methods I (3) OR
PubH 6450 Biostatistics I (4)
PubH 6741 Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1) OR
PubH 6742 Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1)
PubH 6751 Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2)
Field Experience and Culminating Experience Project (2-4 credits)
PubH 7094 Culminating Experience Project (2)
PubH 7096 Field Experience (2)
Electives to total 48 credits (8-14 credits)
Electives may be taken from anywhere in the University with academic advisor approval. Students interested in one of the areas below may wish to select their electives from the courses listed:
Quantitative Research: PubH 6342 Epidemiologic Methods II (3), PubH 6343 Epidemiologic Methods III (4), PubH 6344 Epidemiologic Methods Lab (1), PubH 6420 Intro to SAS Programming (1), PubH 6617 Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis (3)
Qualitative Research: PubH 7250 Designing and Conducting Focus Groups (1), PubH 7251 Data Analysis from Focus Groups (1), Nurs 8171 Qualitative Research Design and Methods (3-4), PA 5041 Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4), Nurs 8185 Qualitative Data Analysis for Health Care Research (3-4), FSoS 8013 Qualitative Family Research Methods (3), FSoS 8014 Qualitative Family Research Methods II (3)
Adolescent Health: PubH 6607 Adolescent Health Issues: Issues, Programs, and Policies (2), PubH 6903 Child and Adolescent Nutrition (2), PubH 6627 Sexuality Education: Criteria, Curricula and Controversy (1), Nurs 5016 Critical Reading of Scientific Literature in Adolescent Health (1).
Child Health: PubH 6634 Advocacy and Children’s Rights (2), PubH 6606 Children’s Health: Issues, Programs and Policies (2), PubH 6902 Maternal and Infant Nutrition (2), PubH 6613 Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (2).
Women’s Health: PubH 6605 Reproductive and Perinatal Health (2), PubH 6627 Sexuality Education: Criteria, Curricula and Controversy (1), PubH 6675 Women’s Health (2), PubH 6600 Global Reproductive Health (2).
Nutrition: PubH 6914 Community Nutrition Intervention (3), PubH 6903 Child and Adolescent Nutrition (2), PubH 6902 Maternal and Infant Nutrition (2), PubH 6906 Global Nutrition (2), PubH 6904 Nutrition and Aging (2), PubH 6389 Nutritional Epidemiology (2), CSPH 5431 Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health (2), PubH 6910 Critical Review of Research in Public Health Nutrition (1), PubH 6933 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases, PubH 6905 Nutrition for Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2)
Interdisciplinary Concentrations and Dual Degree
Interdisciplinary Concentrations are available to students pursuing an MPH in the standard or MCH epidemiology emphasis programs. Typically, the concentration consists of an additional 12 credits, with two required courses and electives. Currently, students may complete the following concentrations:
Dual degrees are available with law, public policy, urban & regional planning and social work. Students interested in a dual degree need to apply to and be accepted by each program individually. Once admitted into both programs, the student will work jointly with both programs to determine an enrollment plan.