Students admitted to the Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health program 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 late afternoon. On occasion, a course may be offered in the evening starting at 6:30 or 7:00pm or during the day from 1-4pm.  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. A sample program plan can be found here.

 

Course Title

Credits

Core Cohort

Based Courses

(14 Credits)

SPHL 601 Core Concepts in Public Health

1

SPHL 602 Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

4

SPHL 603 Public Health Data Laboratory

1

SPHL 610 Health Program Planning, Development, Evaluation, and Resources

5

SPHL 611 Public Health Ethics

1

SPHL 620 Leadership, Teams, & Coalitions: Policy to Advocacy

2

Cognate Area

(15 Credits)

 

HLTH 625 Community Assessment Through Qualitative Methods

3

HLTH 665 Health Behavior I

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 778 Internship

4

HLTH 786 Capstone Project

3

 

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

Fall 1 (12 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

HLTH 672

SPHL 610

SPHL 611

HLTH 625

HLTH 665

Elective and/or Internship

SPHL 620

HLTH 780

Elective and/or Internship

HLTH 786

Elective 

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 (0-6 credits)

Fall 2 (8 credits)

Spring 2 (6 credits)

Summer 2 (3-7 credits)

Fall 3 (3-7 credits)

Spring 4 (3-7 credits)

SPHL 601

SPHL 602

SPHL 603

 

SPHL 610

SPHL 611

Elective(s)

SPHL 620

HLTH 710

HLTH 672

HLTH 665

HLTH 625

Elective and/or Internship 

HLTH 786

HLTH 780

Elective and/or Internship (if not already taken)

Elective and/or Internship (if not already taken)

*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.

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.

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