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Degree Requirements

MPH Student Handbook

MPH Student Experience Heading link

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

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Concentration Requirements (38 to 39 semester hours) Heading link

Required courses:

  • BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 421 – Community Health 1: Assessing, Promoting & Improving Community Health (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 422 – Community Health 2: Evidence-Informed Community Health Interventions (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 510 – MCH Inequities and Responses I (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 511 – MCH Inequities and Responses II (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 512 – Translating Evidence for MCH Practice (3 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 545 – Reproductive and Perinatal Health (3 semester hours)

Electives Heading link

Students must complete the number of electives necessary to earn a minimum of 56 SH credits. A list of suggested electives is available at the MCH program website.  For more information about the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program please visit the program’s website at:

Professional Development Requirements Heading link

MCH Career and Professional Development Activities: MPH students are required to engage in four professional development opportunities, either by participating in career services workshops, attending leadership coaching meetings, or engaging in alternative activities that are approved by the Assistant Director of the Center of Excellence in MCH.

MCH Alumni Mentorship Program: All MCHEPI MPH students will be matched in the second year of their MPH program with an MCH alumni mentor based on long-term career goals and public health interests. MCHEPI students will be required to meet with their MCH alumni mentors on a regular basis and to participate in CoE professional and career development workshops.