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MPH Program Requirements

MPH Program Requirements

In  addition to meeting the requirements set forth by the Graduate School, MPH students must meet the following requirements to graduate: 

  • 30 credit hours of required courses;
  • 12 credit hours of elective courses;
  • 4 units of graduate applied practice experiences that yield at least 2 competency-based products;
  • an integrative learning experience paper and presentation;
  • CITI training (2 modules);
  • the How to Recognize Plagiarism certificate; and
  • an e-Portfolio.

 Each of these requirements are summarized below.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure these requirements are met.

 


 

Required Core Courses: 30 credit hours

Course

Title

Fall

Spring

Summer4

PH 580

Introduction to Public Health

online

F2F

 

PH 520`

Biostatistics1

online

F2F

online

PH 575

Program Planning in Public Health Practice2

online

F2F

 

PH 578

Health Disparities

F2F

online

 

PH 581

Applied Methods in Public Health Practice

online

F2F

 

PH 582

Epidemiology

F2F

online

online

PH 583

Public Health Administration

online

F2F

online

PH 584

Principles of Environmental Health

F2F

online

 

PH 587

Health Behavior

F2F

online

online

PH 591

Health Program Evaluation3

F2F

online

 

1 or PH 620, Advanced Biostatistics, with permission of instructor.  Offered spring, F2F only.
2 PH 587 is prerequisite; or permission of instructor
3 PH 587, PH 575, and PH 520/620 are prerequisites; or permission of instructor
4 Summer classes are tentative, based on enrollment needs

***It is the student's responsibility to ensure proper sequencing of courses***

 


 

 Electives: 12 credit hours

Electives, which must be chosen in consultation with your advisor, should reflect your professional or personal goals.  Certificates that complement public health can be used to fulfill elective requirements. It is the student's responsibility to ensure proper sequencing of electives/certificate courses.


Required Applied Practice Experience

 MPH students must demonstrate competency attainment through applied practice experiences. Learn more here.


Required Integrative Learning Experience

 MPH students must complete an integrative learning experience that synthesizes competencies.  Learn more here.


CITI Training

CITI is a web-based ethics training course for those conducting research. MPH students are required to complete, and obtain a minimum score of 80%, two training modules: 1) the Social/Behavioral Research Course (live human beings), and 2) the Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course (RCR). Each module takes a minimum of two - three hours to complete. See instructions on how to register for this free training.   Must be completed in first semester.


How to Recognize Plagiarism Certificate

 

MPH students are required to obtain a certificate in recognizing and preventing plagiarism. This is a free certification program through Indiana University. Must be completed in first semester.


e-Portfolio

Each MPH student is required to create and maintain an e-portfolio.  The e-portfolio, housed in the in the MPH Student organizational site on Blackboard, serves as a format for documenting individual student achievement of the MPH competencies and program requirements. Students are required to submit artifacts to their e-portfolio each semester.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Last Modified 10/25/17