Urban — Global Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Public Health (45 credits)

The MPH in Global Public Health is designed to provide students with skill-based training to assess and address current and emerging global health challenges. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilitites required to evaluate determinants of global public health based on the five core areas of public health (systems and policies, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, and health education and behavioral science) and apply the fundamental principles of global public health to education, research and practice programs.

Competencies

Competencies for the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Public Health (45 credits)

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 Global Public Health will be able to:

  • Evaluate determinants of global public health in a range of context based on the five major public health perspectives: systems and policies, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, and health education and behavioral science
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, educational, political, sociocultural, environmental, ecological and biological conditions that represent obstacles to attaining global health
  • Demonstrate an understanding of international regulations, transfer of new pharmaceuticals into health systems and management of global health programs
  • Analyze root causes of morbidity and mortality in major regions of the world and how they are affected by demographic, sociocultural, biological, occupational and environmental factors
  • Apply fundamental principles of global standards for the protection of human subjects in diverse cultural settings
  • Apply the fundamental principles of global public health perspectives on global public health education, research, and practice
  • Exhibit skill sets required for global health practice including written and verbal communication skills, capacity for interprofessional teamwork, leadership, social awareness and cultural competency to enhance capacity strengthening and service delivery with compassion and integrity

Curriculum

Curriculum for the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Public Health (45 credits)

Students seeking the MPH in Global 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. 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 - Social and Behavioral Health Sciences 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)
  • PRACTICUM (3 credits) -- For Students Enrolled Fall 2018 and After
    • PRAC 0715 - Applied Practice Experience (0 credits)
    • PRAC 0716 - Practicum Capstone (3 credits)
  • REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits)
    • UGPH 0600 - Introduction to Global Public Health
    • UGPH 0515 - Global Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases
    • UGPH 0521 - Culture & Health
    • HSAP 0659 - Cross National Comparisons of Heatlh Systems
    • SBHS 0600 - Applied Research Methods for Behavioral Science
  • Recommended Elective Courses (9 credits)
    Electives with Emphasis on Biomedical/Environmental Health
    • ENOH 0560 - Public Health Biology and Physiology
    • EPID 0601 - Cancer Epidemiology
    • EPID 0607 - Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
    • EPID 0650 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    • EPID 0652 - Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
  • Electives with Emphasis on Social Determinants of Health
    • EPID 0673 - Social Epidemiology
    • SBHS 0653 - Modifying Health Behaviors: Theory and Practice
    • SBHS 0656 - Social Marketing
  • Electives with Emphasis on Health Systems and Policy
    • HSAP 0612 - Management Techniques in Health Administration
    • HSAP 0659 - Cross National Comparisons of Health Systems and Policy
    • HSAP 0673 - Population Health and Public Policy