Degree Requirements

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

  • 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 650 – 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)

or

  • 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)

Divisional Core (22 semester hours)

  • HPA 420 – U.S. Health Care System for Public Health Practitioners (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 415 – Introduction to Public Health Policy (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 431 – Public Health Law and Ethics (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 432 – Public Health Policy and Practice (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 444 – Strategic Planning and Budgeting (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 460 – Introduction to the Economics of Health & Healthcare (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 567 – Public Health Policy Analysis (3 semester hours)
  • HPA 499 – Introduction to Research Design for Public Health Practitioners (1 semester hour)

Electives (3 semester hours for PEP students and 9 semester hours for COMP students)

Students are encouraged to use the electives as an opportunity to take graduate coursework from elsewhere within the school, based upon their career interests and their academic and professional preparation at the time of matriculation. Student should work with their advisors in making the selection.