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MPH Curriculum

Environmental health concentration

Course Sequence for Full-Time Students

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 601 (Core) Thinking in Populations: The Public Health Mindset 2
SOPH 602 (Core) Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events 3
SOPH 603 (Core) Assessment and Intervention: Wicked Problems in Public Health 3
PHEO 600 Principles of Environmental Health 3
PHEO 630 Environmental & Occupational Diseases 3
Total Credit Hours 14

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 604 (Core) Framing and Persuasion: Public Health in the Public Sphere 1
PHEO 610 Toxicology in Public Health 3
PHEO 650 Risk Assessment I (WEB) 3
  Elective Option 3
Total Credit Hours 10

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEO 684 Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) 3
Total Credit Hours 3

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEO 613 Environmental Health Disparities 3
PHEO 605 Chemical Hazard Exposure 3
 

PHEO 613 Environmental Health Disparities (WEB)
or
PHEO 676 Environmental Sustainability and PH (WEB)
or
Elective Option

3
Total Credit Hours 9

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 680 Integrative Learning Experience (Capstone) 3
 PHEO 645 Health & Safety at Hazardous Waste Sites 3
 

PHEO 612 Global Environmental Health (WEB)
or
PHEO 675 Water & Environmental Public Health
or

Elective Option

3
Total Credit Hours 9

Occupational safety and health concentration

Curriculum

Course Sequence for Full-Time Students

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 601 (Core) Thinking in Populations: The Public Health Mindset  2
SOPH 602 (Core) Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events (602) 3
SOPH 603 (Core) Assessment and Intervention: Wicked Problems in Public Health 3
PHEO 678 Occupational Biomechanics 3
PHEO 618 Occupational Safety 3
Total Credit Hours 14

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 604 (Core) Framing and Persuasion: Public Health in the Public Sphere 1
PHEO 640 Industrial Hygiene 3
PHEO 655 Human Factors and Behavior-Based Safety 3
PHEO 679 Ergonomics of the Upper Extremities 3
Total Credit Hours 10

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEO 684 Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) 3
Total Credit Hours 3

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEO 630 Environmental and Occupational Diseases 3
PHEO 682 Industrial and System Safety 3
PHEO 689 Occupational Methods 3
Total Credit Hours 9

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 680 Integrative Learning Experience (Capstone) 3
PHEO 645 Health and Safety at Hazardous Waste Sites (or approved PHEO elective) 3
  Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 9

Health promotion and community health sciences concentration

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 601 (Core) Thinking in Populations: The Public Health Mindset 2
SOPH 602 (Core) Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events 3
SOPH 603 (Core) Assessment and Intervention: Wicked Problems in Public Health 3
HPCH 603 Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health 3
Total Credit Hours 12

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 604 (Core) Framing and Persuasion: Public Health in the Public Sphere 1
HPCH 605 Research Methods 3
HPCH 611 Program Planning 3
HPCH 610 Needs Assessment 3
  Elective Option 3
Total Credit Hours 10

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HPCH 684 Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) 3
Total Credit Hours 3

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HPCH 637 Program Management & Leadership 3
HPCH 613 Program Evaluation 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 9-12

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 680 Integrative Learning Experience (Capstone) 3
HPCH 684 Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) 3
  Elective Option 3
  Elective Option 3
Total Credit Hours 9-12

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HPCH 684 Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) 3
Total Credit Hours 0-3

Epidemiology concentration

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 601 (Core) Thinking in Populations: The Public Health Mindset 2
SOPH 602 (Core) Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events 3
SOPH 603 (Core) Assessment and Intervention: Wicked Problems in Public Health 3
PHEB 602 Biostatistics I 3
PHEB 605 Epidemiological Methods I # 3
Total Credit Hours 11 or 14

# Students are encouraged to take this required course but not mandatory for this semester.

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 604 (Core) Framing and Persuasion: Public Health in the Public Sphere 1
PHEB 603 Biostatistics II (only offered in the spring) 3
PHEB 612 Data Management & Computing 3
PHEB 605 Epidemiological Methods I ( if not taken in first fall) 3
PHEB 6xx Epidemiology Content Course 3
Total Credit Hours 10 or 13

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEB 684 Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) Offered Every Semester 3
  and/or Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 3 or 6

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEB 610 Epidemiology II 3
PHEB 609 Categorical Data Analysis (Only offered in the fall) 3
Elective or PHEB 6xx Elective or Epidemiology Content Course 3
Total Credit Hours 9

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEB 6xx Epidemiology Content Course 3
 SOPH 680 Integrative Learning Experience (Capstone) 3
 Elective Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 9

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Elective Elective (if not completed in the first year summer) 3
Total Credit Hours 3
*Students can register for PHEP 684 practicum in any semester after they complete the required courses:   PHEB 605, PHEB 602, PHEB 603 and PHEB 612.
Elective Options: Courses from EPI or other SPH departments may be taken. For courses outside SPH, please get approval from your departmental coordinator.
Concentration Courses: Include PHEB 603, PHEB 609, PHEB 610, PHEB 612 and PHEB 6xx.  
*NOTE: It is very important to stay on the course sequence to avoid conflicts in your class schedule. Many of our courses are offered once a year with only one section. Following this course sequence will help to avoid delays in graduation.
List of Epidemiology content or elective courses:
  • PHEB 613: Field of Epidemiology (Classroom)
  • PHEB 615: Disaster Epidemiology (Classroom)
  • PHEB 618: Spatial Epidemiology (Classroom)
  • PHEB 619: Infectious Disease EPI
  • PHEB 620: Cancer Epidemiology
  • PHEB 621: Foundations Maternal Child Health
  • PHEB 624: Social Epi (Online)
  • PHEB 627: Chronic Disease (Classroom)
  • PHEB 689: Environmental Epidemiology
  • PHEB 689: R programming (Online)
  • PHEB 689: Research Integrity
  • PHEB 689: Introduction of Survey Research
  • PHEB 689: Global Health Epidemiology
  • PHEB 689: Epidemiological Studies in Latinx Populations

Biostatistics concentration

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 601 (Core) Thinking in Populations: The Public Health Mindset 2
SOPH 602 (Core) Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events 3
SOPH 603 (Core) Assessment and Intervention: Wicked Problems in Public Health 3
PHEB 602 Biostatistics I 3
Total Credit Hours 11

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 604 (Core) Framing and Persuasion: Public Health in the Public Sphere 1
PHEB 603 Biostatistics II (only offered in the spring) 3
PHEB 605 Epidemiological Methods I 3
PHEB 612 Data Management & Computing 3
Total Credit Hours 10

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEB 684 Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) Offered Every Semester a 3
PHEB 606 Survival Analysis b 3
Total Credit Hours 3 or 6

Practicum and Capstone can be either concurrent or subsequent. Capstone is only offered in the Spring Semester.
This course can also be taken in the second summer.

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEB 609 Categorical Data Analysis (Only offered in the fall) 3
Elective Elective I 3
Elective Elective (STAT) 3
Total Credit Hours 9

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEB 614 Analysis of Longitudinal & Multilevel Data 3
 SOPH 680 Integrative Learning Experience (Capstone) 3
 Elective Elective II 3
Total Credit Hours 9

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHEB 684 Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) – If not completed in 1 st Year Summer 3
PHEB 606 Survival Analysis (* required if it is not completed in the first summer) 3
Total Credit Hours 3 or 6
*Students can register for PHEP 684 practicum in any semester after they complete the required courses: PHEB 605, PHEB 602, PHEB 603 and PHEB 612.
Elective Options: Courses from EPI or other SPH departments may be taken. For courses outside SPH, please get approval from your departmental coordinator.
Concentration Courses: Include PHEB 603, PHEB 609, PHEB 610, PHEB 612 and PHEB 6xx. 
*NOTE: It is very important to stay on the course sequence to avoid conflicts in your class schedule. Many of our courses are offered once a year with only one section. Following this course sequence will help to avoid delays in graduation.
List of Epidemiology content or elective courses:
  • PHEB 613: Field of Epidemiology (Classroom)
  • PHEB 615: Disaster Epidemiology (Classroom)
  • PHEB 618: Spatial Epidemiology (Classroom)
  • PHEB 619: Infectious Disease EPI
  • PHEB 620: Cancer Epidemiology
  • PHEB 621: Foundations Maternal Child Health
  • PHEB 624: Social Epi (Online)
  • PHEB 627: Chronic Disease (Classroom)
  • PHEB 689: Environmental Epidemiology
  • PHEB 689: R programming (Online)
  • PHEB 689: Research Integrity
  • PHEB 689: Introduction of Survey Research
  • PHEB 689: Global Health Epidemiology
  • PHEB 689: Epidemiological Studies in Latinx Populations
  • PHEB689: Causal Inference for Observational Studies

Health Policy and Management concentration

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 601 Thinking in Populations: The Public Health Mindset 2
SOPH 602 Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events 3
SOPH 603 Assessment and Intervention: Wicked Problems in Public Health 3
PHPM 605 Introduction to Health Policy & Management 3
Total Credit Hours 11

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 604 Framing and Persuasion: Public Health in the Public Sphere 1
PHPM 614 Strategic Planning and Marketing I 3
PHPM 640 Health Policy and Politics 3
PHPM 623 Health Care Financial Management 3
  PHPM 637 – Political Foundations of Health Policy
or
PHPM 625-Management Strategies for Public Health Organizations
3
Total Credit Hours 13

Summer

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHPM 684 Practicum 3
Total Credit Hours 3

Fall

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHPM 661 Introduction to Health Economics 3
PHPM 633 Health Law and Ethics 3
  Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 9

Spring

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOPH 680 Capstone 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 9