The MSPH is an academic research degree designed for students who wish to prepare for further study at the doctoral level, or to prepare for research or technical positions in government, industry, academia, or private institutions. Studies will include many of the core disciplines included in the MPH degree with an additional emphasis on advanced research methods and quantitative analysis skills. The MSPH program is a 45 credit hour program that is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
Full-time students can expect to complete the MSPH degree requirements within 2 years. An elective credit waiver may be available for students who enter the MSPH degree program with an earned advanced degree (e.g., MD, DDS, DVM, JD).
|EPH 600||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|EPH 601||Medical Biostatistics I||4|
|EPH 602||Biostatistics II||3|
|EPH 617||Disease Prevention and Health Promotion||3|
|or EPH 620||Health Education and Behavior|
|EPH 621||Fundamentals of Epidemiology||3|
|EPH 631||Public Health Administration||3|
|or EPH 632||U.S. Health Systems|
|EPH 641||Aspects of Environmental Health||3|
|Choose two courses from the following:||6|
|Fundamentals of Program Evaluation|
|Community Based Participatory Research|
|Qualitative Research Methods|
|Survey of Statistical Computing|
|Research Thesis Project|
|EPH 698||MSPH Thesis Proposal||3|
|EPH 699||MSPH Thesis 2||3|
|Elective Courses 1||11|
EPH-600, 700 level courses not already listed
BST-600, 700 level courses not already listed
|Total Credit Hours||45|
After completion of the core courses, the student may select courses to fit his/her own area of interest. This allows for personal tailoring of the academic program to fit the student’s individual needs and career goals.
The MSPH Thesis project requires an individual investigation of a current public health problem and allows the student to demonstrate competency in the development and implementation of a research question. Students will work closely with a faculty advisor and thesis project committee during their investigation.