The MPH degree offers eight concentrations in Behavioral, Social and Community Health,
Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Family Health, Physical Activity, Professional Health Education, and Public Health Administration. In addition to the concentrations, we offer dual degrees in Law, Caribbean and Latin American studies, African Students, and Russian and East European Area Studies.
Students complete 43 credits of coursework towards earning their MPH degree and full-time students can finish their degree program in 2 years. All students take courses in the core public health areas which include behavioral health, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health administration and environmental health. Additional credits are earned by taking courses in the specific concentration area along with elective courses that are of interest to the student. Practical skills are learned through a required field experience, which can be completed in the U.S. or abroad. Also, MPH students will complete a Culminating Experience during the final two semesters of the program. The Culminating Experience focuses on the concentration specific competencies and the program’s core competencies. Students will select a project to serve as a focal point which synthesizes and integrates knowledge, along with learning experiences to demonstrate mastery of the public health core and all concentration specific competencies.