General MPH Degree

Individuals who have already earned a professional degree in the US can choose to complete the General MPH Degree option allowing greater flexibility in elective course selection.  Typically, students who pick this option are fellows, medical residents, practicing nurses, or physicians. Completion of the MPH program can enhance physicians ability to receive primary certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Physicians who are considering certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine should review the requirements here. Students can take core courses on campus or asynchronously on-line, accommodating a variety of schedules. Students work closely with their advisor to develop a plan of study that is tailored to their specific background and goals.

A typical student completes the MPH in two years. This following is a sample plan of study based on a full-time student starting in the Fall. Please work with your advisor to choose a plan that works best for you.

Course No.Course nameHours
 Fall Year 19 s.h.
EPID:4400Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
OEH:4240Global Environmental Health3 s.h.
BIOS:4120Intro to Biostatistics3 s.h.
 Spring Year 19 s.h.
CBH:4105Intro to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3 s.h.
OEH:6110Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine3 s.h.
###: ###MPH Elective3 s.h.
 Summer Year 26 s.h.
CPH:5100Intro to Public Health (online)3 s.h.
HMP:4000Intro to the US Healthcare System (online)3 s.h.
 Fall Year 29 s.h.
CPH:6700Public Health Emergency Preparedness3 s.h.
EPID:5500Intro to Clinical Epi3 s.h.
###: ###MPH Elective3 s.h.
CPH:5203Interprofessional Education & Practice for MPH Students0 s.h.
 Spring Year 29 s.h.
###: ###MPH Elective3 s.h.
###: ###MPH Elective3 s.h.
CPH:7800MPH Practicum3 s.h.
 MPH degree total42 s.h.
Work with your advisor to select electives.
MPH Core18 s.h.
MPH Required9 s.h.
MPH Electives12 s.h.
Interprofessional Education & Practice0 s.h.
MPH Practicum3 s.h.
Total42 s.h.