Academics

CEOMPH students are required to take six core courses (two core courses on Saturday for three semesters; alternate schedules available):

Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Public Health Concepts
  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Epidemiology in Public Health
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Health Services Administration in Public Health
  • Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health

Generalists Track Courses (9 credits)

  • Grant Writing for Public Health Practice
  • Public Health Practice and Issues
  • Public Health Research and Evaluation

In addition, the student is required to complete a capstone project and electives. The capstone project teams a student with a faculty preceptor and community preceptor to produce a product useful to public health (e.g., paper, evaluative report, grant, etc.) At the end of the program, the student is expected to present his or her capstone project, a summary of courses and how public health competencies were fulfilled, and "portfolio" (a collection of accomplished objectives) to a panel of faculty. The student is required to take a total of 42 semester credits.

Core courses may be taught in teaching teams -- faculty members for one course may come from different campuses, depending on their area of expertise in public health. Public health practitioners help plan or teach portions of courses.

This MPH program is a generalist degree track. The first cohort of students started Fall 1999. The program was first accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health on Oct. 3, 2003.