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Online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Public Health

The Online Master of Public Health 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 abilities 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.

This online degree program enables students to earn a degree from the Rutgers School of Public Health from anywhere!

Students are only admitted to begin their coursework in the fall semester and must be full-time students (part-time study will not be permitted). Students will complete coursework as a cohort, taking nine (9) credits (three courses) each semester (fall, spring, and summer) of designated coursework, to complete the degree requirements within five (5) semesters.

Students can expect to complete their coursework asynchronously (at any time of day) online, except for group projects that will require meetings with classmates and the Interprofessional Education Experience, which must be completed synchronously (at a specific date and time) over Zoom or other conferencing platform.

No campus residencies required — fulfill your practicum locally.

Competencies

Each concentration 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 Online MPH in Global Public Health curriculum, 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, Online Degree Option (45 credits)

Students seeking the Online MPH in Global Public Health must complete 45 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0 and earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B”. Students will be expected to complete nine (9) credits each semester (fall, spring, and summer) to complete the degree requirements within five (5) semesters. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted. Online MPH program students will not be allowed to register for campus-based or remote courses.

  • CORE COURSES (18 credits)
    • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
    • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
    • 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
    • PHCO 0513 - Leadership and Management Essentials for Public Health
  • PRACTICUM (3 credits) Note: Students should review the Practice Experience webpage for information about Practicum.
    • PRAC 0715 - Applied Practice Experience (APE) (0 credits) [Prerequisite: APE Learning Agreement and select PHCO and concentration courses]
    • PRAC 0716 - Practicum Capstone (3 credits) [Prerequisite: Completion of the APE and Practicum Capstone Learning Agreement]
    • Review the School’s Registration Calendar for important MPH Practice Experience Registration dates specific to PRAC 0715 and PRAC 0716.
  • REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits)
    Note: Students should review the Course Descriptions in the School Catalog for specific information about prerequisites required for required courses and recommended electives.
    • UGPH 0600 - Introduction to Global Public Health
    • UGPH 0515 - Global Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases
    • HBSP 0600 - Health Behavior and Policy Research Design and Methods
    • HBSP 0623 - Cross National Comparisons of Health Systems
    • HBSP 0652 - Program Planning and Evaluation
  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS (0 credits)
    • PRAC 0621 - Interprofessional Education (0 credits) [Fall/Spring]
      Students are required to register for and complete an Interprofessional Education activity prior to graduation.
  • RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits)

Online Learning

The Online MPH in Global Public Health is a fully online degree program. Robust courses and engaging learning experiences will be delivered through Canvas, a learning management system, which can be accessed using your computer from your own home or other preferred location with suitable internet connection and bandwidth speeds.

Students will digitally interact with their professors and classmates through various opportunities, such as discussion boards, interactive lessons, engaging group activities, and collaborative projects throughout each semester. Students will also be able to review and access course materials, recorded lectures, and other forums online at any time.

Like traditional classroom courses, Online MPH in Global Public Health courses will start and end on specific days and have assignment deadlines that are the same for all online students.

The Online MPH in Global Public Health courses are developed by subject matter experts in public health and instructional designers in online learning. Each program is designed to deliver relevant, applicable course outcomes that will help prepare you to succeed in global public health.

Technology Requirements: All students are required to possess a personal laptop, no older than approximately two years, which must meet the computing requirements outlined here. Additionally, students must have a headset with a microphone and an internet connection with a bandwidth of 100mbps.