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Degree Requirements

MPH Student Handbook

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School-Wide Core Requirements (18-20 semester hours) Heading link

  • IPHS 401 – Determinants of Population Health (4 semester hours)
  • IPHS 403 – Public Health Systems, Policy and Management (4 semester hours)
  • IPHS 650 – Applied Practice Experience in Public Health (3 semester hours)
  • IPHS 698 – Integrative Learning Experience (1 semester hours)
  • IPHS 420 – Interprofessional Education (0 semester hours)

A total of six semester hours must be completed from the following courses:

  • IPHS 402 – Analytic and Research Methods in Public Health (onsite)  (6 semester hours)


  • IPHS 404 – Analytic and Research Methods in Public Health Part 1 (online)  (3 semester hours)
  • IPHS 405 – Analytic and Research Methods in Public Health Part 2 (online)  (3 semester hours)

Required Non-Credit Training Heading link

Divisional Core Requirements (19 semester hours) Heading link

  • EPID 402 – Health Policy for Epidemiology and Biostatisticians (1 semester hour)
  • EPID 404 – Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods (4 semester hours)
  • EPID 406 – Epidemiologic Computin (3 semester hours)
  • EPID 410 – Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (2 semester hours)
  • EPID 411 – Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (3 semester hours)
  • EPID 591 – Current Epidemiologic Literature (2 semester hours)
  • BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)

Electives Heading link

Comprehensive students may use their electives to pursue a course of study in the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology concentration, or may customize their program of study by selecting from a broad range of course work to meet their career goals and interests. Chosen electives must create a coherent program of study which adds depth to the student’s training in Epidemiology and furthers the student’s attainment of the program competencies. Professional Enhancement Program students must complete the number of electives necessary to bring total program hours to a minimum of 42 semester credit hours.