Degree Requirements

Forty-five (45) semester credit hours (s.c.h.) are required for the MPH Degree. As presented in Table 1, curriculum requirements are 24 hours of required core courses, 9 hours of concentration-specific courses, 3 hours of internship and professional paper, and 6 hours of electives.

Table 1 – Sample Summary of Course Requirements by Credit Hours

Course RequirementsHoursTotal Credits
Core Courses824
Concentration-Specific Courses39
Capstone Courses (Internship & Professional Paper I/II)3-46
Total MPH Program16-1745

Consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of public health, five substantive areas of knowledge are offered in the MPH program as required by the accrediting body for education in public health. The eight core courses representing 24 semester credit hours are required to be completed by all students.

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