M.P.H. Degree Requirements
Students must complete at least 42 graduate credit hours and may choose one of the following concentrations:
- Social and behavioral health
- Environmental health sciences
- Public health management, or
The M.P.H. program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
M.P.H. students must complete 15 hours in specified core courses in epidemiology, environmental health, public health administration, biostatistics, and the social and behavioral sciences. Students must complete 12 credit hours in courses as prescribed by the student’s concentration area and five credit hours of elective course work. Students must complete 6 credit hours in a capstone sequence based on a semester-long practicum in a public health agency or similar organization followed by preparation and defense of a written project report developed from an activity undertaken as part of the practicum.
Students may undertake Master of Public Health studies on a part-time or full-time basis. The Office of Graduate Studies allows up to 7 years to complete the degree. Most full-time students complete the M.P.H. degree program in about 2 years. The program’s goal is to have part-time students complete the degree within 5 years.