Master of Public Health Degree Program
Overview and Requirements
Students in our MPH program complete 43 credits of coursework, typically in two years. Our program offers six concentrations—Behavioral, Social and Community Health, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Physical Activity, Public Health Administration—as well as dual degrees in Law, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, African Studies, and Russian and East European Area Studies.
No matter which concentration students select, they 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 are 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. Our MPH students also complete a culminating experience during the final two semesters of the program, which focuses on concentration specific competencies as well as core public health competencies. Students select a project to serve as a focal point which synthesizes and integrates knowledge along with learning experiences to demonstrate mastery of public health core and all concentration specific competencies.