The mission of the Master of Public Health Program is the preservation, enrichment, transmission, and application of interdisciplinary knowledge in public health that emphasizes social justice, service to vulnerable populations and excellence in public health practice.
The Master of Public Health Program is an interdisciplinary program in which students take classes based in a number of departments and programs throughout the University. These include: anthropology, applied statistics, biology, communication, environmental sciences, law, nursing, psychology, public services, social work and sociology. The interdisciplinary program has one focus--community health practice.
The MPH program requires completion of 56 credit hours. All courses are offered during the evening. The program is designed as a cohort program based on fifteen required MPH courses and one elective course. The course offerings are scheduled so that a student could complete the program over a two year, three year, or four year period. During the final year, regardless of the number of years it takes the student to complete the program, the student is expected to gain practical experience working in the field and completing a field based final project.