Degree Requirements

MPH Student Handbook

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 Requirements

Students complete one of the two cores, respective to the division they are enrolled in.  If you are unsure of which divisional core to take, please contact your academic advisor.

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Concentration Requirements (37-45 semester hours)

Required courses:

  • BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 421 – CH-1: Assessing, Promoting & Improving Community Health (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 422 – CH-2: Evidence-Informed Community Health Interventions (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 494 – Women’s Health and Perinatal Health (1 semester hour)
  • CHSC 494 – Child Health and Adolescent Health/CYSHCN (1 semester hour)
  • CHSC 511 – MCH Delivery Systems: Services, Programs, and Policies (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 543 – MCH Policy and Advocacy (3 semester hours)
  • EPID 404 – Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods (4 semester hours)
  • EPID 406 – Epidemiologic Computing (3 semester hours)

Select one of the following courses:

  • EPID 409 – The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS (2 semester hours)
  • EPID 410 – Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (2 semester hours)
  • EPID 411 – Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (3 semester hours)

Select one of the following courses:

  • CHSC / EPID 518 – Epidemiology of Pediatric Diseases (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC / EPID 548 – Readings in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (3 semester hours)

The following courses are not required but highly recommended:

  • CHSC 434 – Qualitative Methods (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC 512 – Translating Evidence for MCH Practice (1 semester hour)
  • CHSC 595 – MCH Seminar (1 semester hour)

Electives

Students may select elective courses in conjunction with their advisor as necessary to reach the minimum of 55 semester hour credits.