The MPH Program in Urban Health is a non-thesis (professional) master's degree program offered by the Bouvé College of Health Sciences Department of Health Sciences. All MPH degree candidates must complete a total of 42 semester hours consisting of 15 semester hours of core public health courses, 9 semester hours of core urban health courses, 12 semester hours of elective courses, and a 3-credit Community-based Practicum and related Capstone Project in urban health.
Characteristics of the curriculum include academic rigor and competency-based education in a supportive and engaging learning environment. The curriculum components meet the Council on Education in Public Health accreditation requirements. Students may enroll in the MPH program on a part-time (1-2 courses per semester) or full-time (four courses per semester) basis. In general, the curriculum requires two years of full-time study to complete.
The 9 required courses meet once a week and are taught from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, facilitating enrollment for students who work full or part-time.
MPH Core Courses (5 courses, 3 credits each = 15 credits):
- Occupational & Environmental Health
- Public Health Administration and Policy
- Society, Behavior and Health
Core Urban Health Courses (4 courses, 3 credits each = 12 credits):
- Principles and History of Urban Health
- Race, Ethnicity, and Health in the United States
- Urban Community Health Assessment
- Seletive: Health Education and Program Planning OR Program Evaluation
A selection of MPH elective offerings:
|Advances in Measuring Behavior|
|Evaluating Health Care Quality|
|Strategic Management and Leadership in Healthcare|
|Health Education and Program Planning|
|Qualitative Methods in Health and Illness|
|Public Health Nutrition|
|Neighborhood and Public Health|
|Sociology of Mental Health and Illness|
|Sociology of Health and Illness|
|Choice Theory / Reality Therapy|
|Health and Human Rights|
|Economic Perspectives on Health Policy|
The Department of Health Sciences offers a combined undergraduate BS in Health Science and a Masters in Public Health. This program allows up to 5 students each year to complete both degrees in a shorter amount of time than it would take to do each program separately. Interested students should apply in the spring of their Junior year. For more information please contact Dr. Mohammed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at our BS/MPH student profiles to see why some of our graduates chose the combined BS/MPH program.