Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 42

Required Courses:

College Core Course
HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions0
Public Health Core Courses
ENVH 5004Environmental Health1.5
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
EPBI 5005Applied Analysis of Health1.5
EPBI 5101Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
HPM 5006Political and Economic Aspects of Health3
SBS 5001Fundamentals of Public Health3
SBS 5002Program Planning, Theory, and Practice3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses
SBS 8001Research Methods in Public Health3
SBS 8009Health Psychology3
SBS 8105Health Communication3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives 19
Select three from the following:
SBS 5004
Understanding Stress and Change
SBS 5105
Maternal and Child Health
SBS 8005
Health Promotion in Vulnerable Populations
SBS 8006
Addictions and Dependencies
SBS 8018
Obesity: From Genes to Junk Food
M.P.H. Fieldwork Experience
SBS 9289MPH Fieldwork I3
SBS 9389MPH Fieldwork II3
Total Credit Hours42

On-Campus Full-Time MPH-SBS

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
EPBI 5101Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
HPM 5006Political and Economic Aspects of Health3
HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions0
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours9
Spring
SBS 5002Program Planning, Theory, and Practice3
SBS 8009Health Psychology3
SBS 8105Health Communication3
 Term Credit Hours9
Summer
ENVH 5004Environmental Health1.5
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
EPBI 5005Applied Analysis of Health1.5
SBS 5001Fundamentals of Public Health3
 Term Credit Hours9
Year 2
Fall
SBS 8001Research Methods in Public Health3
SBS 9289MPH Fieldwork I3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours9
Spring
SBS 9389MPH Fieldwork II3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours: 42

 Online MPH-SBS

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
SBS 5001Fundamentals of Public Health3
SBS 5002Program Planning, Theory, and Practice3
 Term Credit Hours6
Spring
EPBI 5101Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours6
Summer
HPM 5006Political and Economic Aspects of Health3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours6
Year 2
Fall
SBS 8009Health Psychology3
SBS 8105Health Communication3
 Term Credit Hours6
Spring
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
EPBI 5005Applied Analysis of Health1.5
ENVH 5004Environmental Health1.5
 Term Credit Hours6
Summer
HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions0
 Term Credit Hours0
Year 3
Fall
SBS 8001Research Methods in Public Health3
SBS 9289MPH Fieldwork I3
 Term Credit Hours6
Spring
SBS 8005Health Promotion in Vulnerable Populations3
SBS 9389MPH Fieldwork II3
 Term Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours: 42

Minimum Grade to be Earned for All Required Courses: B-

Culminating Events:
Fieldwork Practicum:
Students are required to synthesize and integrate the knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice through an internship or practicum experience with a public health agency, health services organization, or under the supervision of a faculty preceptor. The M.P.H. fieldwork experience serves as the applied practice experience as required by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body for schools and programs of public health, for completion of the Master of Public Health degree. In addition, this applied practice experience provides the student with the opportunity to develop expertise in a topic area and to contribute original and independent observations to a body of knowledge.

Evaluative Paper:
For the applied practice experience to fulfill the requirements of SBS 9289 and SBS 9389, M.P.H. in Social and Behavioral Sciences students are expected to complete a fieldwork experience. The required deliverable for the M.P.H. fieldwork requirement is a final evaluative paper. Students must demonstrate their proficiency and the application of theory and principles in the paper.