The curriculum is designed to allow the student to acquire a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration as well as prepare him/her for a career in Public Health Administration. This degree will prepare the student for a career beyond entry-level in Public Health Administration.
The program leading to the Master’s Degree Public Health Administration (MPH) has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply advanced theoretical concepts and knowledge from all functional areas of Public Health Administration through an analytical, decision-making process which focuses on solving practical problems.
MASTER’S DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION DESCRIPTION
The MPH curriculum provides a challenging and creative learning environment with an intensive program of study that has a broad-based administrative emphasis. Public Health Administration professionals come from varying educational backgrounds and can specialize in an array of fields. A host of specialists, including teachers, journalists, researchers, administrators, environmentalists, demographers, social workers, laboratory scientists, and attorneys, work to protect the health of the public.
The Master’s Degree Public Health Administration (MPH) seeks to provide students with a well-rounded view of the field of public health. Graduates will be able to confront complex health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, influencing healthcare policy, community health assessment, and epidemiology. The degree program offers personal fulfillment by working towards improving the public’s health and well-being.
To receive a Master’s Degree Public Health Administration students must complete 36 credit hours as described below. The length of the program is approximately 12 months or 48 weeks (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).
|PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REQUIRED COURSES (21 CREDITS)|
|Introduction to US Healthcare Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Principles of Epidemiology||3.0 credit hours|
|Influencing Healthcare Policy||3.0 credit hours|
|Public Health Administration Practices||3.0 credit hours|
|Research Methods in Public Health||3.0 credit hours|
|Community Health Assessment||3.0 credit hours|
|Biostatistics||3.0 credit hours|
|PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ELECTIVE COURSES (12 CREDITS)|
|Advanced Organizational Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Leadership Skills for Managers||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Resource Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Business Policy and Decision Making||3.0 credit hours|
|PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS)|
|Public Health Administration Capstone Course||3.0 credit hours|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE|
36 CREDIT HOURS