Admitted Fall 2018 and later

Students admitted to the Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health program Fall 2018 and later will complete 45 credit hours of coursework. The course of study includes 9 elective credit hours and a 7 credit hour capstone experience that consists of an internship and capstone project. The program can be completed on either a full or part-time basis with classes offered in the later afternoon and evening. All requirements must be met and the degree awarded within five years following the date of entrance into the program. There is a recommended sequence for completing the MPH program that considers prerequisites and course scheduling. 

  Course Title Credits

Core Cohort

Based Courses

(14 Credits)

SPHL 601 Foundations of Public Health 1
SPHL 602 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 4
SPHL 603 Applied Data Lab 1
SPHL 610 Program Planning and Evaluation 5
SPHL 611 Public Health Ethics 1
SPHL 620 Leadership in Public Health 2

Cognate Area

(15 Credits)

 

HLTH 625 Community Assessment Through Qualitative Methods 3
HLTH 665 Health Behavior 3
HLTH 672 Public Health Informatics 3
HLTH 710 Methods and Techniques of Research 3
HLTH 780 Community Health 3

Electives

(3 Credits)

3-Credit Electives (total of 3 electives) 9

Capstone 

(7 Credits)

HLTH 785 Internship 4
HLTH 786 Capstone Project 3

 

Suggested Schedule for Full-Time MPH Student in Behavioral and Community Health

Fall 1 (11 credits) Spring 1 (12 credits) Summer 1 (3-7 credits) Fall 2 (9-13 credits) Spring 2 (9-13 credits)

SPHL 601

SPHL 602

SPHL 603

HLTH 710

Elective

SPHL 610

SPHL 611

HLTH 625

HLTH 665

Elective and/or Internship

SPHL 620

HLTH 780

Elective and/or Internship

HLTH 672

HLTH 786

Elective and/or Internship

 

Suggested Schedule for Part-Time MPH Student in Behavioral and Community Health

Fall 1

(6 credits)

Spring 1 (6 credits)

Summer 1 (3-6 credits) Fall 2 (8 credits) Spring 2 (6 credits) Summer 2 (4 credits) Fall 3 (6 credits) Spring 4 (6 credits)

SPHL 601

SPHL 602

SPHL 603

 

SPHL 610

SPHL 611

Elective(s)

SPHL 620

HLTH 710

HLTH 780

HLTH 665

HLTH 672

Internship 

HLTH 786

Elective 

HLTH 625

Elective

*Please note: Course sequencing and curriculum are subject to change prior to Fall 2018, please check with your advisor upon admittance for changes.

Unless granted a waiver or substitution in writing from the Department, it is expected the student will complete all required courses.

Admitted Fall 2017 and earlier

The Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health consists of 42 credit hours of graduate work including 3 elective credit hours (for students who elect to complete a MPH project) and a 6 to 9-credit-hour capstone experience that includes an internship and MPH project or thesis. The program can be completed on either a full or part-time basis with classes offered in the late afternoon and evening. All requirements must be met and the degree awarded within five years following the date of entrance into the program. There is a recommended sequence for completing the MPH program that considers prerequisites and course scheduling.

For comprehensive information regarding the MPH Program, please see the MPH Program Guidelines.

Here is a list of the courses required to earn a Masters of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health.

 

MPH Required Courses (42 Credit Hours)

HLSA 601 Introduction to Health Systems
HLTH 606 Foundations of Public Health Education & Policy
EPIB 650 Biostatistics I
HLTH 665 Health Behavior I
HLTH 671
Public Health Communication
-or-  
HLTH 672 Public Health Informatics
HLTH 710 Methods and Techniques of Research
EPIB 610 Foundations of Epidemiology
HLTH 780 Community Health
MIEH 600 Foundations of Environmental Health
HLTH 774 Community Health Program Planning (pre-req HLTH 710)
HLTH 776 Community Health Program Evaluation (pre-req HLTH 774)
HLTH 785 Internship
Project Option

MPH Project (HLTH 786)

Elective

Thesis Option

Thesis

HLTH 799

* Elective must be public health related, and no course taken prior to enrollment in the MPH program can be used as an elective.

Completing MPH Program Requirements

The Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health consists of 42 credit hours of graduate work including:

  1. Eleven (11) required graduate public health-related courses (33 credit hours)
  2. One 3-credit public health-related, advisor approved elective for students who chose the MPH Project option
  3. A 6-9 nine credit-hour capstone experience comprised of
    • MPH Internship (3 credits)
    • MPH project (3 credits) - or – Thesis (6 credits)

Unless granted a waiver or substitution in writing from the Department, it is expected the student will complete all required courses.