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Required Core (30 hours)

PH 520 Biostatistics

PH 548 Community Health Organization

PH 575 Program Planning

PH 578 Health Disparities

PH 580 Introduction to Public Health

PH 581 Applied Methods of Public Health Practice/ Field Epidemiology

PH 582 Epidemiology

PH 584 Environmental Health

PH 587 Health Behavior

PH 591 Program Evaluation

Electives (12 hours)

Advisor-approved graduate course or certificate

In addition to the 42 hour curriculum:


Graduate Applied Practice Experiences (GrAPEs)

CITI Training

Plagiarism Training

Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)

Exit Survey

Detailed information provided in MPH Student organizational site on Blackboard

MPH Joint Undergraduate and Master Program


2019-2020 Top Pick Online MPH  

  Top 50 Best MPH Degrees Online 2018


Master of Public Health

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WKU's Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional practice degree that prepares students for a wide range of health-related professions.  The 42 credit-hour MPH degree, accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH), is offered on WKU's campus and in a fully online format.


Beyond the required core courses, MPH students work in partnership with their advisor to select electives and tailor a program that meets their professional and academic goals related to public health.  The MPH program is competency-based and focuses on applied and integrative learning.


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