General MPH Degree

Individuals who have already earned a professional degree 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.


Sample Plan of Study for the General MPH degree
Course No. Course name Hours
Fall Year 1 9 s.h.
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles 3 s.h.
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health 3 s.h.
BIOS:4120 Intro to Biostatistics 3 s.h.
Spring Year 1 9 s.h.
CBH:4105 Intro to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 s.h.
OEH:6110 Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine 3 s.h.
###: ### MPH Elective 3 s.h.
Summer Year 2 6 s.h.
CPH:5100 Intro to Public Health (online) 3 s.h.
HMP:4000 Intro to the US Healthcare System (online) 3 s.h.
Fall Year 2 9 s.h.
CPH:6700 Public Health Emergency Preparedness 3 s.h.
EPID:5500 Intro to Clinical Epi 3 s.h.
###: ### MPH Elective 3 s.h.
CPH:5203 Interprofessional Education & Practice for MPH Students 0 s.h.
Spring Year 2 9 s.h.
###: ### MPH Elective 3 s.h.
###: ### MPH Elective 3 s.h.
CPH:7500 MPH Applied Practice Experience 2 s.h.
CPH:7200 MPH Capstone Experience 1 s.h.
MPH degree total 42 s.h.
Work with your advisor to select electives.


Summary of Requirements
Area Hours
MPH Core 18 s.h.
MPH Required 9 s.h.
MPH Electives 12 s.h.
Interprofessional Education & Practice 0 s.h.
Applied Practice Experience 2 s.h.
MPH Capstone 1 s.h.
Total 42 s.h.