Courses

Students are required to complete 42 semester credit hours in order to graduate from the program: 18 credits of core courses, 9 credits of generalist track courses, 9 credits of electives, and 6 credits of capstone courses (Capstone Project I & II). For graduation, students are required to also accomplish the following: minimum GPA 3.00, exit presentation, and submission of electronic portfolio.

The student prospectus (PDF) identifies the program components.


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 Core Courses
Public Health Concepts 3
8300:601 MPH 601 MPH 76001 HLTH 6710 MPH 6901
Biostatistics in Public Health 3
8300:604 MPH 604 MPH 76004 HLTH 6740 MPH 6904
Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health 3
8300:602 MPH 602 MPH 76002 HLTH 6720 MPH 6902
Epidemiology in Public Health 3
8300:603 MPH 603 MPH 76003 HLTH 6730 MPH 6903
Health Services Administration in Public Health 3
8300:605 MPH 605 MPH 76005 HLTH 6750 MPH 6905
Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health 3
8300:606 MPH 606 MPH 76006 HLTH 6760 MPH 6906
Total Core Course Credits 18

 Generalist Track Courses
Public Health Practice and Issues (PHC pre-req; offered spring and summer) 3
8300:608 MPH 608 MPH 76008 HLTH 6780 MPH 6908
Grant Writing for Public Health (spring and summer)
3
8300:610 MPH 691 MPH 76007 HLTH 6770 MPH 6907

Public Health Research and Evaluation (BIO and EPI pre-req; offered every semester)  3      MPH  609  MPH 76009  HLTH 6790  MPH 6909
 Culminating Experience
Capstone Project 1 (must have completed four core courses; offered every semester) 3
8300:698 MPH 685 MPH 76098 HLTH 6910 MPH 6998
Capstone Project 2 (must have completed all core courses) 3
8300:699 MPH 686 MPH 76099 HLTH 6911 MPH 6999
 Electives
Practicum

8300:696 MPH 696 MPH 76096 HLTH 6920 MPH 6996
Independent Study

8300:695 MPH 699 MPH 76094 HLTH 6930 MPH 6994
Special Topics

8300:680-689 MPH 695 MPH 76095 HLTH 6901 MPH 6995
Total Credits 42

Public Health Concepts--This course will serve as an introduction to definitions, history, organization, law, ethics, essential services, global aspects, and future of public health. Students will be assigned text chapters and other readings. Group presentations will be given at the end of the course.

Biostatistics in Public Health—This course will cover principles of biostatistics in the context of public health applications. It will include the basic and advanced statistical techniques for analyzing and investigating public health issues including disparities.  Statistical package SPSS will be used.

Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health--This course will cover social and behavioral science concepts and theories and their application to public health issues.

Epidemiology in Public Health--The course will facilitate students’ understanding of fundamental epidemiological concepts (such as principles of causality), methods (such as epidemiologic study designs), and their practical applications (such as the concept of screening for disease; public health applications of the measures of disease frequency and the measures of exposure-disease association; and their role in public health decision-making).

Health Services Administration in Public Health--Management principles, including personnel administration, budgeting, financing, and continuous quality improvement as they pertain to public health, planning and evaluation principles, public health policy, and data sources.  

Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health--This course includes the characterization of components of our environment that can adversely affect human health and, briefly, the policies and regulations designed to protect us. This includes such topics as air/water quality, food hygiene, sanitation, municipal/infectious/hazardous waste, vector-borne disease, occupational health, legal/risk issues, and global issues.

Grant Writing for Public Health--Students will increase their knowledge and skill in methods and techniques for writing and managing grant proposals to support public health programs. Emphasis on development of grant proposals, including narrative, program plan, evaluation design, timeline, budget and budget justification; identification of grant funding sources; managing funded projects, and appropriate response to requests for proposals.

Public Health Practice and Issues--Prerequisites: Public Health Concepts. Informatics, communication, diversity, cultural proficiency, biology, and ethics are applied in a public health organizational practice setting.

Public Health Research and Evaluation--Prerequisites: Biostatistics in Public Health and Epidemiology in Public Health (must have taken previously or concurrently). Public Health Research and Evaluation is a theoretical and applied course on research methods. Students will critically review journal articles, create research questions, conduct a literature review, employ quantitative and qualitative research methods and develop a data analysis plan. Culmination of coursework will be a research proposal and an article review. This course is ideally taken BEFORE Capstone Project I.

Capstone Project I-- Students will be evaluated on targeted public health competencies. Students will be asked to develop a capstone project to include the competencies that need to be strengthened. By the end of the course, students will have produced a capstone proposal. This is a prerequisite for Capstone Project II. Prerequisites: Public Health Concepts, Biostatistics in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health, Epidemiology in Public Health or by permission.

Capstone Project II—An opportunity for the student to apply the public health competencies acquired in the core courses to a public health project. It is the culminating experience in the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program. Students may register for this course only after all core courses have been successfully completed.

Sample Academic Schedule

  • Public Health Concepts--Fall I
  • Biostatistics in Public Health--Fall I
  • Elective
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health--Spring I
  • Epidemiology in Public Health--Spring I
  • Public Health Practice and Issues--Spring I
  • Public Health Research and Evaluation--Summer I
  • Elective--Summer I
  • Health Services Administration in Public Health--Fall II
  • Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health--Fall II
  • Capstone Project I--Fall II
  • Grant Writing in Public Health Practice--Spring II
  • Elective--Spring II
  • Capstone Project II--last semester