Department of
Health Systems & Policy
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Systems & Policy (45 credits)

Students seeking the MPH in Health Systems & Policy 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. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

FIELDWORK (6 credits) -- For Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2016

  • FDWC 0600 - Fieldwork I (1 credit)
  • FDWC 0601 - Fieldwork II (5 credits)

PRACTICUM (6 credits) -- For Students Enrolled Fall 2016 and After

  • PRAC 0705 - Practicum I (1 credit)
  • PRAC 0707 - Practicum IIA (2 credits)
  • PRAC 0709 - Practicum IIB (3 credits)

REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits)
Campuses and semesters for where/when required courses will be offered are noted for your course planning.

  • HSAP 0615 - Health Care Economics (NB-Fall/S-Summer)
  • HSAP 0616 - Public Health Ethics and Law (NB-Spring)

    -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • HSAP 0614 - Health Services and Policy Research Methods (NB-Spring)
  • HSAP 0617 - Health Services Research and Evaluation (NB/S-Fall)

    -also-

    Choose one of the following three:
  • HSAP 0666 - Public Health: Policy and Practice (NB/S-Spring)
  • HSAP 0671 - Topics in Health Systems and Health Care Policy (NB-Spring)
  • HSAP 9568 - Health Care Policy (NB-Fall)

    -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • HSAP 0519 - Managing Health Care Delivery (NB-Spring)
  • HSAP 0665 - Public Health Management and Practice (S-Summer)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits)

  • HSAP 0515 - Data for Health Services Research and Policy
  • HSAP 0590 - Readings/Research Topics in Health Care Organization and Administration
  • HSAP 0614 - Health Services and Policy Research Methods
  • HSAP 0619 - Public Health Applications in Developing Countries
  • HSAP 0663 - Issues in Private and Public Health Insurance
  • HSAP 0666 - Public Health: Policy and Practice
  • HSAP 0671 - Topics in Health Systems & Health Care Policy
  • HSAP 0672 - Theories of Development and Global Public Health
  • ENOH 0601 - Global Noncommunicable Disease and Environmental Risk Factors
  • EPID 0563 - Introduction to Outcomes Research
  • EPID 0673 - Social Epidemiology
  • GLPH 0600 - Introduction to Global Health
  • HEBS 0677 - Community Organization and Advocacy