2023-2024 Graduate Catalog Health Sciences
305 Felmley Hall
Campus Box 5220
Chairperson: Chris Grieshaber
Master of Public Health, M.P.H.
Master of Public Health Program
Degree Offered: M.P.H.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed for students who aspire to work on vital health issues facing the citizens of our country and world. The program is especially relevant to students who have gained an appreciation for the complexity of health problems and recognize the need for developing solutions in thoughtful, systematic, and creative ways. People with various undergraduate degrees in applied health disciplines, life sciences and social sciences will find the program well-suited to advance their careers. Full-time and part-time plans of study are available.
All students are required to complete six hours of professional practice or a research thesis. A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.00 is required for retention in the MPH program.
The 42-hour sequence requires:
- 27 hours of core courses: HSC 405, HSC 407, HSC 445, HSC 458, HSC 486, HSC 488, HSC 496, NUR 410, and NUR 511
- 6 hours or professional practice or research thesis: HSC 498 or HSC 499
- 9 hours of elective courses chosen from: CJS 338, CJS 342, CJS 403, CJS 467, COM 324, COM 358, COM 409, FCS 411, FCS 415, FCS 433, FCS 494, GEO 341, GEO 422, GEO 426, HSC 406, HSC 450, HSC 462, HSC 478, HSC 490, HSC 494, POL 431, POL 470, POL 477, SOC 310, SOC 320, SOC 330, SOC 333, SOC 362, SOC 366, SWK 402, SWK 406, SWK 444, SWK 450, SWK 455, and SWK 486
Additional courses may qualify as electives with approval from the academic advisor or graduate program coordinator.