Sample MPH Core Curriculum (21 credit hours and concentration curriculum)
Requirements: All MPH degrees require the completion of the following MPH core curriculum.
Students choose a concentration based on their interest and career goals.
The minimum total credit-hours required for an MPH is 42-51.
Public health includes everything in our lives that affects our health. It is a dynamic field of study that seeks to improve the conditions and behaviors affecting the health and well-being of communities and their individual residents. Some of the core values of public health are a philosophy of social justice, a focus on populations and an emphasis on prevention.
A Master of Public Health (MPH) enables students to become leaders in the diverse areas of public health practice, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health management and policy, and social and behavioral sciences.
Students are able to choose from nine concentrations in the core areas of public health, including:
Joint Concentration Options
The field of public health is exciting and rapidly expanding. With the world's population quickly approaching 7 billion people, public health professionals are being faced with new and challenging issues on both national and international levels. Graduates can find careers suited to a wide variety of interests and skills, in both traditional public health and service-focused organizations as well as in new practice settings and non-profit organizations. Public health graduates from SLU are employed all over the nation and internationally in a wide variety of settings, including:
The MPH program is designed to give students the practical skills needed for any public health career. Students complete an internship after their first year of study to gain practical experience in their chosen career path. Experienced public health professionals assist students in finding an internship in St. Louis, nationally or across the globe. Students have interned in a variety of settings.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
All applications are considered on an individual basis with a balanced approach. To be competitive for the program, applicants should ideally have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale), preferably 3.20 or better. Test scores are preferably in the 40th percentiles or higher for most programs, but there are no minimum cutoffs.
The priority deadline for applications to be considered for a scholarship or graduate research assistantship is February 15. Some funding may still be available past February 15, but this is not guaranteed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full.
Visit our Graduate Admission page for more information on application requirements and deadlines.
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