Students enrolled in the online MPH in Population and Health Sciences complete 42 credit hours. The program consists of core classes, a course in the concentration of population and health sciences, electives, and an applied practice and integrative experience. Students can complete the program in five semesters. Learn more about the core curriculum and elective options.
MPH Core Courses (16 credits)
- PUBHLTH 512: Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health (3 cr)
- PUBHLTH 508: Social Determinants of Health (1 cr)
- PUBHLTH 511: Nutrition and Public Health (2 cr)
- BIOSTAT 501: Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr)
- PUBHLTH 513: Public Health Systems, Policy and Management (3 cr)
- PUBHLTH 510: Communication Fundamentals (1 cr)
- PUBHLTH 514: Public Health Sciences and the Environment (2 cr)
- PUBHLTH 516: Leadership Skills for Interpersonal Practice (1 cr)
Population and Health Sciences (3 credits)
- PUBHLTH 515: Population Health (3 cr)
Electives (19-22 credits)
- Over 40 elective courses are available to choose from, all of which can be taken in conjunction with related courses in within the six elective series offered to provide expertise in specific areas of interest. Students will typically choose 2 elective series paths during their degree program. See full list of currently offered elective courses in the Electives page.
Applied Practice and Integrative Experience (4 credits)
- Applied Practice and Integrative Experience (2 cr Fall + 2 cr Winter): A key element of the MPH will be an integrated applied practice experience and culminating capstone (4 credits), which gives students exposure to the practical demands of working in the public health field and requires the integration of knowledge with skills and the application of competencies in practice. The applied practice experience can occur in any term of the second year and the practice activity/project is flexible in order to meet students’ interests in public health.