The MPH degree in Dental Public Health provides opportunities for the student to select an area of concentration. They include oral epidemiology, or public policy and oral health service administration. The oral epidemiology emphasis focuses on the distribution and determinants of oral diseases. The oral health service administration emphasis is concerned with implications of public health policy on the structure, process and outcome of the oral health delivery system. In addition to other MPH degree requirements, each student must complete seven required department courses (15 credit hours) and three elective courses (9 credit hours) prior to the completion of the program.
Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.
Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Dental Public Health will be able to:
Students seeking the MPH in Dental Public Health degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within six years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.
By the time students have completed the core courses, they will indicate a preference for one of these two areas: