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Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice is committed to social justice and the Jesuit mission as the only accredited Catholic, Jesuit school of public health in the nation. Students who graduate from SLU's College for Public Health and Social Justice pass the Certified Public Health exam at significantly higher rates than the national average. Over the past few years, more than 90% of students passed the exam on the first try, as compared to the national average of 75 to 85% annually.

STEM OPT Eligible Programs

Biostatisticsepidemiology, and all joint concentrations with epidemiology (BST/EPI, BSDP/EPIBSHE/EPIGLOH/EPIHMP/EPI, and MCH/EPI) are designated as STEM OPT eligible programs for international students.

Program Highlights

Graduate-level public health classes are taught by faculty who are internationally recognized as leaders in public health research and practice and have diverse research interests. In addition to traditional classroom-based learning, students gain experience through applied learning opportunities with community partners.  

Curriculum Overview

The Master of Public Health trains students to be competent in both the core areas of public health and their selected concentrations. Students choose one or two (joint) concentrations from among eight options, including:

Behavioral Science and Health Education

Learn to design and evaluate interventions that promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness and injuries. Students in the M.P.H. behavioral science and health education concentration develop the skills to understand, research and address social, cultural, behavioral and environmental determinants of disease and injury. A joint concentration with epidemiology (BSHE/EPI) is also available for just an additional six credits. 

Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness (Online Option Available)

Biostatistics

Learn to apply statistical theory and mathematical principles to research in public health, medicine, pharmacology, biology, environmental science and other related fields aimed at determining the causes of disease and injuries and to identifying critical trends within communities. Students in the M.P.H. biosecurity and disaster preparedness concentration develop the skills to collect and analyze health-related data, forecast various scenarios and make important policy recommendations. A joint concentration with epidemiology (BST/EPI) is also available for just an additional six credits.

Epidemiology

Learn to investigate and control disease distributions and the determinants of disease in human populations. Students in the M.P.H. epidemiology concentration develop skills in disease surveillance, sampling methods, identifying and improving study designs, analyzing health data used in epidemiologic studies, and the application of epidemiologic principles and methods related to chronic and infectious diseases. Joint concentrations with the following concentrations are also available for just an additional six credits: behavioral science and health education (BSHE/EPI), biosecurity and disaster preparedness (BSDP/EPI), biostatistics (BST/EPI), global health (GLOH/EPI), health management and policy (HMP/EPI), and maternal child health (MCH/EPI).

Global Health

Learn to research, understand and address worldwide health needs that transcend national boundaries, focusing especially on the needs of people living in developing countries and resource-poor immigrant communities here in the United States. Students in the M.P.H. global health concentration develop skills in intervention development and evaluation, implementation science and policy analysis. Joint concentrations with biosecurity and disaster preparedness (GLOH/BSDP), epidemiology (GLOH/EPI), and maternal child health (GLOH/MCH) are also available for just an additional six credits.

Health Management and Policy

Learn to create solutions that address key public health and health care system management challenges. Students in the M.P.H. health management and policy concentration blend a core management component with advanced public health training to prepare for senior leadership roles in a wide range of public, private and not-for-profit organizations committed to improving health care delivery systems, access to health care services, and reducing risks to the public’s health. A joint concentration with epidemiology (HMP/EPI) is also available for just an additional six credits.

Maternal and Child Health

Learn to investigate and address the complex public health problems unique to women, children and their families.  Students in the M.P.H. maternal and child health concentration develop skills to improve health delivery systems through advocacy, health education, program development and management, researching best practices, and promoting access to improved prenatal care and birth outcomes, particularly in underserved communities where the need is greatest. Joint concentrations in epidemiology (MCH/EPI) and global health (GLOH/MCH) are also available for just an additional six credits.

Public Health Practice

For professionals currently working in public health or experienced clinicians, learn to enhance skills in public health practice and develop, implement, and evaluate effective public health initiatives. Students in the M.P.H. public health practice concentration create and analyze programs in the context of the communities they serve, taking into account cultural, social, economic, ethical and legal factors.

Fieldwork and Research Opportunities

The M.P.H. 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. Students have interned in a variety of settings from local nonprofits to academic research centers, state and federal agencies, and multilateral institutions. Students work with the M.P.H internship coordinator and their faculty advisor to identify an appropriate internship in St. Louis, nationally, or across the globe.

Careers

SLU’s public health graduates are employed at federal, state and local health agencies; consulting firms; consumer advocacy organizations; community-based organizations and health care centers; hospitals; research centers; and universities.

Within the first year of graduation, 99%* of our graduates are beginning their careers, participating in fellowships or furthering their graduate education.

*

According to survey responses from the Class of 2015.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a 3.00 grade point average.  The GRE is not required.  Applications are reviewed on a holistic and rolling basis. 

Behavioral Science and Health Education

In addition to the admission criteria for all Master of Public Health programs at SLU, the following is needed for admission to the M.P.H. in behavioral science and health education program: a bachelor’s degree in a social science, biomedical science or a closely-related field is preferred, but other majors will certainly be considered.  Professional experience in a health-related field is highly valued.

Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness

In addition to the admission criteria for all Master of Public Health programs at SLU, the following is needed for admission to the M.P.H. in biosecurity and disaster preparedness program: A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in the physical, chemical or biological sciences, or six credits of college-level courses individually in chemistry, biology and the physical sciences, with an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better in the science courses; however, applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Biostatistics

In addition to the admission criteria for all Master of Public Health programs at SLU, the following is needed for admission to the M.P.H. in biostatistics program: Applicants from a mathematical, biological, or social science background with prior coursework that includes Calculus I and an introductory statistics class are eligible.

Epidemiology

In addition to the admission criteria for all Master of Public Health programs at SLU, the following is needed for admission to the M.P.H. in epidemiology program: A bachelor’s degree in a biomedical or social science is preferred, but other majors will certainly be considered. Professional experience in a health-related field is highly valued.

Global Health

In addition to the admission criteria for all Master of Public Health programs at SLU, the following is needed for admission to the M.P.H. in global health program: A bachelor’s degree in a social science, biomedical science, or a closely-related field is preferred. A minimal working proficiency in a language other than English is strongly recommended for individuals considering a career in global health.  The college will assess applicants' proficiency skills and provide guidance on how to improve foreign language skills. Professional experience in a health-related field is highly valued.

Health Management and Policy

There are no additional requirements for the M.P.H. in health management and policy program. Students are accepted into this program from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors. Please refer to the admissions requirements for all M.P.H. applicants.

Maternal and Child Health Concentration

There are no additional requirements for the M.P.H. in maternal and child health program. Students are accepted into this program from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.  Please refer to the admissions requirements for all M.P.H. applicants.

Public Health Practice

In addition to the admission criteria for all Master of Public Health programs at SLU, the following is needed for admission to the M.P.H. in public health practice program: A bachelor's or master’s degree in a health or related field and substantial and relevant experience equivalent to three years in public health or health care.

Application Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé/curriculum vitae
  • Professional goal statement

Apply using the centralized application service SOPHAS.

Requirements for International Students

All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:

  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of financial support must include:
    • A letter of financial support from the person(s) or sponsoring agency funding the time at Saint Louis University
    • A letter from the sponsor's bank verifying that the funds are available and will be so for the duration of study at the University
  • Academic records, in English translation, of students who have undertaken postsecondary studies outside the United States must include the courses taken and/or lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the maximum and minimum grades attainable, the grades earned or the results of all end-of-term examinations, and any honors or degrees received. WES and ECE transcripts are accepted.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full. You can submit GRE scores up to three months after your initial application. Apply using the centralized application service SOPHAS

Review Process

All applicants are considered using a holistic application review process, including in-person or phone interviews with faculty members in their intended concentration areas.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College for Public Health and Social Justice offers several ways to help finance graduate education.  Opportunities include a limited number of merit-based scholarships and graduate research assistantships.  Awards are made to applicants with the highest combinations of GPAs and test scores who complete their applications by the priority deadlines.

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.

Accreditation

The College for Public Health and Social Justice is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 

CEPH-Seal

View the Most Recent CEPH Self-Study (July 2016)  

Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health

  1. Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice.
  2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context.
  3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate.
  4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice.

Public Health and Health Care Systems

  1. Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings.
  2. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels.

Planning and Management to Promote Health

  1. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health.
  2. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs.
  3. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention.
  4. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management.
  5. Select methods to evaluate public health programs.

Policy in Public Health

  1. Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence.
  2. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes.
  3. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations.
  4. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity.

Leadership

  1. Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making.
  2.  Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community.

Communication

  1. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors.
  2. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation.
  3. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content.

Interprofessional Practice

  1. Perform effectively on interprofessional teams.

Systems Thinking

  1. Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue.
Required Core Courses
HCE 5020Ethical Issues in Public Health2
PUBH 5010Mission and Practice of Global Public Health2
PUBH 5030Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health3
PUBH 5040Generating Evidence from Public Health Data3
or BST 5020 Theory of Biostatistics
PUBH 5050Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 13
or HMP 5000 Health Care Organization
PUBH 5060Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health2
PUBH 5070Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 23
or BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I
PUBH 5910Practice Experience in Public Health 33
or HMP 5910 HMP Internship
PUBH 5950Special Study for Examinations 40
PUBH 5960Capstone in Public Health Practice3
Concentrations
Select one of the following:
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Behavioral Science and Health Education Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSH 5000Behavioral Science and Public Health3
BSH 5200Social Ecology of Public Health3
BSH 5310Health Communication3
BSH 5410Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II3
BSH 5450Introduction to Qualitative Methods3
Elective9
Total Credits48

Behavioral Science and Health Education / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSH 5000Behavioral Science and Public Health3
BSH 5200Social Ecology of Public Health3
BSH 5310Health Communication3
BSH 5410Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II3
BSH 5450Introduction to Qualitative Methods3
BST 5100Introduction to General Linear Modeling3
EPI 5020Epidemiology Methods II3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor6
ElectiveMethods Elective chosen in consultation with mentor3
Total Credits54

Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSDP 5100Public Health and Disasters3
BSDP 5101Fundamentals of Disaster Planning3
BSDP 5103Communicable Diseases and Infection Control3
BSDP 5104Public Health Ecology3
BSDP 5203Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters3
BSDP 5206Disaster Management and Risk Analysis3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor6
Total Credits48

Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSDP 5100Public Health and Disasters3
BSDP 5101Fundamentals of Disaster Planning3
BSDP 5103Communicable Diseases and Infection Control3
BSDP 5104Public Health Ecology3
BSDP 5203Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters3
BSDP 5206Disaster Management and Risk Analysis3
BST 5100Introduction to General Linear Modeling3
EPI 5020Epidemiology Methods II3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor6
Total Credits54

Biostatistics Concentration

PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data (3 cr) may not contribute credits toward total degree requirements

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BST 5030Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS3
BST 5100Introduction to General Linear Modeling3
BST 5200Survival Data Analysis3
BST 5210Categorical Data Analysis3
BST 5400Applied Data Management3
EPI 5020Epidemiology Methods II3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor6
Total Credits48

Biostatistics / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data (3 cr) may not contribute credits toward total degree requirements

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BST 5100Introduction to General Linear Modeling3
BST 5030Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS3
BST 5200Survival Data Analysis3
BST 5210Categorical Data Analysis3
BST 5400Applied Data Management3
EPI 5020Epidemiology Methods II3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor12
Total Credits54

Epidemiology Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BST 5030Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS3
BST 5100Introduction to General Linear Modeling3
BST 5200Survival Data Analysis3
BST 5210Categorical Data Analysis3
EPI 5020Epidemiology Methods II3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor9
Total Credits48

Global Health Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSH 5410Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II3
EPI 5110Epidemiology of Infectious Disease3
or EPI 5120 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or EPI 5500 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
EPI 5120Chronic Disease Epidemiology3
or EPI 5110 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or EPI 5500 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
GLOH 5000Introduction to Global Health3
GLOH 5200Global Health and Implementation Science3
SWRK 5705Practice in Global Issues3
ElectiveMethods Elective chosen in consultation with mentor6
Total Credits48

Non-course Requirements 

International Experience

This requirement is met by completing PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health (0,3 cr) in a country that is not the student’s native country.  Note: students from developing countries may complete the practice experience in the U.S., another developed country, or their home country if approved by the Global Health Faculty Mentor.  Also, students with significant related international experience may be considered for an internship in the U.S.

Interagency Language Roundtable

Students not able to document this level of proficiency should undertake an immediate immersion-style language learning program.  Guidance and requests for self-assessment will be provided at Saint Louis University and monitored by Global Health staff and a graduate mentor.

Global Health / Biosecurity & Disaster Preparedness Joint Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSDP 5101Fundamentals of Disaster Planning3
BSDP 5103Communicable Diseases and Infection Control3
BSDP 5104Public Health Ecology3
BSDP 5203Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters3
BSH 5410Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II3
EPI 5110Epidemiology of Infectious Disease3
or EPI 5120 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or EPI 5500 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
GLOH 5000Introduction to Global Health3
GLOH 5200Global Health and Implementation Science3
SWRK 5705Practice in Global Issues3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor3
Total Credits54

Global Health / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSH 5410Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II3
BST 5030Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS3
BST 5100Introduction to General Linear Modeling3
BST 5210Categorical Data Analysis3
or BST 5200 Survival Data Analysis
EPI 5020Epidemiology Methods II3
EPI 5110Epidemiology of Infectious Disease3
or EPI 5120 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or EPI 5500 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
EPI 5120Chronic Disease Epidemiology3
or EPI 5110 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or EPI 5500 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
GLOH 5000Introduction to Global Health3
GLOH 5200Global Health and Implementation Science3
SWRK 5705Practice in Global Issues3
Total Credits54

Non-course Requirements

International Experience

This requirement is met by completing PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health (0,3 cr) in a country that is not the student’s native country.  Note: students from developing countries may complete the practice experience in the U.S., another developed country, or their home country if approved by the Global Health Faculty Mentor.  Also, students with significant related international experience may be considered for an internship in the U.S.

Interagency Language Roundtable

Students not able to document this level of proficiency should undertake an immediate immersion-style language learning program.  Guidance and requests for self-assessment will be provided at Saint Louis University and monitored by Global Health staff and a graduate mentor.

Global Health / Maternal and Child Health Joint Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSH 5410Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II3
EPI 5110Epidemiology of Infectious Disease3
or EPI 5120 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or EPI 5500 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
EPI 5120Chronic Disease Epidemiology3
or EPI 5110 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or EPI 5500 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
EPI 5220Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology3
or EPI 5280 Perinatal Epidemiology
GLOH 5000Introduction to Global Health3
GLOH 5200Global Health and Implementation Science3
MCH 5000Foundations in Maternal Child Health3
MCH 5010Programs, Policy and Advocacy in Maternal and Child Health3
MCH 5020Maternal Child Health Leadership Excellence and Development3
SWRK 5705Practice in Global Issues3
Total Credits54

Non-course Requirements

International Experience

This requirement is met by completing PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health (0,3 cr) in a country that is not the student’s native country.  Note: students from developing countries may complete the practice experience in the U.S., another developed country, or their home country if approved by the Global Health Faculty Mentor.  Also, students with significant related international experience may be considered for an internship in the U.S.

Interagency Language Roundtable

Students not able to document this level of proficiency should undertake an immediate immersion-style language learning program.  Guidance and requests for self-assessment will be provided at Saint Louis University and monitored by Global Health staff and a graduate mentor.

Health Management & Policy Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
HMP 5300Management of Health Care Organizations3
HMP 5500Health Policy3
HMP 5200Health Economics3
HMP 5210Economic Evaluation3
HMP 5510Health Policy & Law3
HMP 5720Government Financing of Health Care3
Electives6
Total Credits48

Health Management & Policy / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
HMP 5300Management of Health Care Organizations3
HMP 5500Health Policy3
HMP 5720Government Financing of Health Care3
BST 5100Introduction to General Linear Modeling3
EPI 5020Epidemiology Methods II3
HMP 5510Health Policy & Law3
HMP 5200Health Economics3
HMP 5210Economic Evaluation3
Electives6
Total Credits54

Maternal and Child Health Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSH 5000Behavioral Science and Public Health3
BSH 5410Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II3
MCH 5000Foundations in Maternal Child Health3
MCH 5010Programs, Policy and Advocacy in Maternal and Child Health3
MCH 5020Maternal Child Health Leadership Excellence and Development3
EPI 5220Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology3
or EPI 5280 Perinatal Epidemiology
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor6
Total Credits48

Maternal and Child Health / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BST 5030Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS3
BST 5100Introduction to General Linear Modeling3
BST 5210Categorical Data Analysis3
EPI 5020Epidemiology Methods II3
EPI 5220Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology3
or EPI 5280 Perinatal Epidemiology
MCH 5000Foundations in Maternal Child Health3
MCH 5010Programs, Policy and Advocacy in Maternal and Child Health3
MCH 5020Maternal Child Health Leadership Excellence and Development3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor6
Total Credits54

Public Health Practice Concentration

Required core courses listed above and the following:
BSDP 5100Public Health and Disasters3
HMP 5300Management of Health Care Organizations3
HMP 5500Health Policy3
HMP 5720Government Financing of Health Care3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor6
Total Credits42

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Behavioral Science and Health Education Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSH 5000 Behavioral Science and Public Health 3
BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I 2 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits13
Spring
BSH 5200 Social Ecology of Public Health 3
BSH 5410 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
BSH 5310 Health Communication 3
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
ElectiveMethods elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits12
Spring
BSH 5450 Introduction to Qualitative Methods 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Behavioral Science and Health Education (part-time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSH 5000 Behavioral Science and Public Health 3
BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I 2 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits6
Spring
BSH 5200 Social Ecology of Public Health 3
BSH 5410 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits6
Summer
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
 Credits5
Year Two
Fall
BSH 5310 Health Communication 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
 Credits6
Spring
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveMethods Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits5
Summer
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits5
Year Three
Fall
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits6
Spring
BSH 5450 Introduction to Qualitative Methods 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
 Credits6
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Behavioral Science and Health Education / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSH 5000 Behavioral Science and Public Health 3
BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I 2 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits14
Spring
BSH 5200 Social Ecology of Public Health 3
BSH 5410 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II 3
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits12
Summer
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits5
Year Two
Fall
BSH 5310 Health Communication 3
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
ElectiveMethods elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits14
Spring
BSH 5450 Introduction to Qualitative Methods 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits54
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness Concentration (on-ground)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSDP 5100 Public Health and Disasters 3
BSDP 5103 Communicable Diseases and Infection Control 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Spring
BSDP 5104 Public Health Ecology 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits9
Summer
BSDP 5101 Fundamentals of Disaster Planning 3
BSDP 5206 Disaster Management and Risk Analysis 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveBSDP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
ElectiveBSDP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits10
Spring
BSDP 5203 Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters 3
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
 Credits9
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness Concentration (online full-time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSDP 5100 Public Health and Disasters 3
BSDP 5103 Communicable Diseases and Infection Control 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910). Online only students will be required to watch the sessions via the recordings posted on Blackboard and write a 500-word reflection on each.  
 Credits8
Spring
BSDP 5104 Public Health Ecology 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910). Online only students will be required to watch the sessions via the recordings posted on Blackboard and write a 500-word reflection on each.  
 Credits9
Summer
BSDP 5101 Fundamentals of Disaster Planning 3
BSDP 5206 Disaster Management and Risk Analysis 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
 Credits9
Year Two
Fall
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveBSDP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
ElectiveBSDP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits8
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
BSDP 5203 Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
 Credits9
Summer
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits5
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness Concentration (online part-time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSDP 5103 Communicable Diseases and Infection Control 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910). Online only students will be required to watch the sessions via the recordings posted on Blackboard and write a 500-word reflection on each.  
 Credits5
Spring
BSDP 5104 Public Health Ecology 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910). Online only students will be required to watch the sessions via the recordings posted on Blackboard and write a 500-word reflection on each.  
 Credits6
Summer
BSDP 5101 Fundamentals of Disaster Planning 3
BSDP 5206 Disaster Management and Risk Analysis 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
BSDP 5100 Public Health and Disasters 3
ElectiveBSDP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits6
Spring
BSDP 5203 Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
 Credits6
Summer
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
 Credits5
Year Three
Fall
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveBSDP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits5
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
 Credits6
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSDP 5103 Communicable Diseases and Infection Control 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Spring
BSDP 5104 Public Health Ecology 3
BSDP 5203 Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits12
Summer
BSDP 5101 Fundamentals of Disaster Planning 3
BSDP 5206 Disaster Management and Risk Analysis 3
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
 Credits8
Year Two
Fall
BSDP 5100 Public Health and Disasters 3
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits11
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits9
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits54
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Biostatistics Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
BST 5020 Theory of Biostatistics 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Spring
BST 5030 Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
BST 5200 Survival Data Analysis 3
BST 5210 Categorical Data Analysis 3
BST 5400 Applied Data Management 3
ElectiveBST Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits12
Spring
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveBST Elective chosen in consultation with mentor  
 Credits8
 Total Credits45
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Biostatistics Concentration (part-time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BST 5020 Theory of Biostatistics 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits6
Spring
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits6
Summer
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
ElectiveBST Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits5
Year Two
Fall
BST 5400 Applied Data Management 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
 Credits5
Spring
BST 5030 Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
 Credits6
Summer
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
ElectiveBST Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits5
Year Three
Fall
BST 5200 Survival Data Analysis 3
BST 5210 Categorical Data Analysis 3
 Credits6
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
 Credits6
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits48

Biostatistics / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
BST 5020 Theory of Biostatistics 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Spring
BST 5030 Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
 Credits5
Year Two
Fall
BST 5200 Survival Data Analysis 3
BST 5210 Categorical Data Analysis 3
BST 5400 Applied Data Management 3
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits15
Spring
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
ElectiveBST Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
ElectiveBST Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits54
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Epidemiology Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits12
Spring
BST 5030 Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS 3
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits12
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
BST 5200 Survival Data Analysis 3
BST 5210 Categorical Data Analysis 3
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits12
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Epidemiology Concentration (part-time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits6
Spring
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits5
Summer
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
 Credits2
Year Two
Fall
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
 Credits6
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits6
Summer
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
ORES 5550 SAS Programming I 3
 Credits5
Year Three
Fall
BST 5200 Survival Data Analysis 3
BST 5210 Categorical Data Analysis 3
 Credits6
Spring
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits6
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
ElectiveEPI Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits48

Global Health Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I 2 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
GLOH 5000 Introduction to Global Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits14
Spring
BSH 5410 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II 3
EPI 5110
or EPI 5120
or EPI 5500
Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
SWRK 5705 Practice in Global Issues 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
EPI 5120
or EPI 5110
or EPI 5500
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
3
GLOH 5200 Global Health and Implementation Science 3
ElectiveGLOH Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits11
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveGLOH Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Global Health / Biosecurity & Disaster Preparedness Joint Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I 2 3
BSDP 5103 Communicable Diseases and Infection Control 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
GLOH 5000 Introduction to Global Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Spring
BSH 5410 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II 3
BSDP 5104 Public Health Ecology 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
SWRK 5705 Practice in Global Issues 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits12
Summer
BSDP 5101 Fundamentals of Disaster Planning 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
GLOH 5200 Global Health and Implementation Science 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveGLOH or BSDP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits10
Spring
BSDP 5203 Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters 3
EPI 5110
or EPI 5120
or EPI 5500
Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
3
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
 Credits12
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits54
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Global Health / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I 2 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
GLOH 5000 Introduction to Global Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits14
Spring
BSH 5410 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II 3
BST 5030 Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS 3
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
SWRK 5705 Practice in Global Issues 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits15
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
BST 5200
or BST 5210
Survival Data Analysis
or Categorical Data Analysis
3
EPI 5120
or EPI 5110
or EPI 5500
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
3
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
GLOH 5200 Global Health and Implementation Science 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
 Credits13
Spring
EPI 5110
or EPI 5120
or EPI 5500
Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
3
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits54
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Global Health / Maternal and Child Health Joint Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I 2 3
MCH 5000 Foundations in Maternal Child Health 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
GLOH 5000 Introduction to Global Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits15
Spring
BSH 5410 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II 3
MCH 5010 Programs, Policy and Advocacy in Maternal and Child Health 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
SWRK 5705 Practice in Global Issues 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits13
Summer
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
EPI 5220
or EPI 5280
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
or Perinatal Epidemiology
3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
EPI 5120
or EPI 5110
or EPI 5500
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
3
GLOH 5200 Global Health and Implementation Science 3
MCH 5020 Maternal Child Health Leadership Excellence and Development 3
 Credits9
Spring
EPI 5110
or EPI 5120
or EPI 5500
Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
or Chronic Disease Epidemiology
or Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
3
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
 Credits11
 Total Credits54
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Maternal and Child Health Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BSH 5000 Behavioral Science and Public Health 3
BSH 5400 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation I 2 3
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
MCH 5000 Foundations in Maternal Child Health 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits13
Spring
BSH 5410 Assessment, Intervention Development, and Evaluation II 3
MCH 5010 Programs, Policy and Advocacy in Maternal and Child Health 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits12
Summer
EPI 5220
or EPI 5280
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
or Perinatal Epidemiology
3
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
MCH 5020 Maternal Child Health Leadership Excellence and Development 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits8
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Maternal and Child Health / Epidemiology Joint Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
MCH 5000 Foundations in Maternal Child Health 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits11
Spring
BST 5030 Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS 3
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
MCH 5010 Programs, Policy and Advocacy in Maternal and Child Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for PUBH 5910).  
 Credits12
Summer
EPI 5220
or EPI 5280
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
or Perinatal Epidemiology
3
PUBH 5910 Practice Experience in Public Health 3 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
BST 5210 Categorical Data Analysis 3
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
MCH 5020 Maternal Child Health Leadership Excellence and Development 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
 Credits13
Spring
PUBH 5050 Health Care Across the Life Course: From Policy to Practice 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
ElectiveElective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits54
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Health Management & Policy Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
HMP 5000 Health Care Organization 1 3
HMP 5300 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5500 Health Policy 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1.  
 Credits14
Spring
HMP 5200 Health Economics 3
HMP 5720 Government Financing of Health Care 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1.  
 Credits12
Summer
HMP 5910 HMP Internship 3 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
HMP 5400 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management 3
HMP 5980 Graduate Reading in Health Management and Policy ( Ethics in Health Management & Policy) 2
Elective: (Health Management & Policy or Applied Data Analysis Focus) 3
 Credits10
Spring
HMP 5210 Economic Evaluation 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
Elective: (Health Management & Policy or Applied Data Analysis Focus) 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits48
*

Note: 4th year accelerated students may not take more than 12 graduate credit hours per semester in their first year of their program.

HMP-5000: This fulfills the MPH core requirement for Health Management and Policy.

HMP-5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required. 

HMP-5980-01: Fulfills the MPH core requirement for Health Care Ethics.

XXX-#### Elective: Advisor approval required. One elective course needs to be in applied data analysis (using R, SAS, etc. to analyze data)

1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Health Management & Policy Concentration (part-time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
HMP 5000 Health Care Organization 1 3
HMP 5500 Health Policy 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2.  
 Credits8
Spring
HMP 5200 Health Economics 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 or 2.  
 Credits6
Summer
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
HMP 5300 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5510 Health Policy & Law 3
 Credits6
Spring
HMP 5720 Government Financing of Health Care 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
 Credits6
Summer
HMP 5910
or PUBH 5910
HMP Internship 3
or Practice Experience in Public Health
3
 Credits3
Year Three
Fall
HCE 5020 Ethical Issues in Public Health 2
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveHMP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits7
Spring
HMP 5210 Economic Evaluation 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveHMP Elective chosen in consultation with mentor 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits48
1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  

Health Management & Policy/Epidemiology Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
HMP 5000 Health Care Organization 1 3
HMP 5300 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5500 Health Policy 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for HMP 5910 or PUBH 5910).  
 Credits15
Spring
BST 5100 Introduction to General Linear Modeling 3
EPI 5020 Epidemiology Methods II 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
HMP 5200 Health Economics 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1 (prerequisite for HMP 5910 or PUBH 5910).  
 Credits12
Summer
HMP 5910
or PUBH 5910
HMP Internship 3
or Practice Experience in Public Health
3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
HMP 5400 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management 3
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
ElectiveElective (Epidemiology Focus) 3
HMP 5980 Graduate Reading in Health Management and Policy (Critical course:  Ethics in Health Management & Policy) 2
 Credits12
Spring
HMP 5210 Economic Evaluation 3
HMP 5720 Government Financing of Health Care 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
ElectiveElective (Statistics, Data, SAS Focus) 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits54
*

HMP-5000: This fulfills the MPH core requirement for Health Management and Policy.

HMP-5980-01: Fulfills the MPH core requirement for Health Care Ethics.

HMP-5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Can be taken in the summer between 1st and 2nd year, during the 2nd year, or in the summer after 2nd year.

XXX-#### Elective: 2 electives are required, not 3. They may be taken in any of the following semesters: Summer Year 1, Fall Year 2, or Spring 2. Advisor approval required. One elective is required to have statistical, data, or SAS knowledge base approved by faculty advisor/chair.

Public Health Practice

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
HMP 5000 Health Care Organization 1 3
HMP 5300 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5500 Health Policy 3
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
PUBH 5040 Generating Evidence from Public Health Data 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1.  
 Credits14
Spring
HMP 5200 Health Economics 3
HMP 5720 Government Financing of Health Care 3
PUBH 5030 Methodological Approaches to Understanding Population Health 3
PUBH 5070 Translating Evidence and Theory for Community Practice 3
MPH Professional Development Series: Completion of 4 sessions required during Year 1.  
 Credits12
Summer
HMP 5910 HMP Internship 3 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Fall
PUBH 5060 Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health 2
HMP 5400 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management 3
HMP 5980 Graduate Reading in Health Management and Policy ( Ethics in Health Management & Policy) 2
Elective: (Health Management & Policy or Applied Data Analysis Focus) 3
 Credits10
Spring
HMP 5210 Economic Evaluation 3
PUBH 5950 Special Study for Examinations 4 0
PUBH 5960 Capstone in Public Health Practice 3
Elective: (Health Management & Policy or Applied Data Analysis Focus) 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits48
 
*

Note: 4th year accelerated students may not take more than 12 graduate credit hours per semester in their first year of their program.

HMP-5000: This fulfills the MPH core requirement for Health Management and Policy.

HMP-5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required. 

HMP-5980-01: Fulfills the MPH core requirement for Health Care Ethics.

XXX-#### Elective: Advisor approval required. One elective course needs to be in applied data analysis (using R, SAS, etc. to analyze data)

1

PUBH 5050: Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration and the Public Health Practice concentration will take HMP 5000 in place of PUBH 5050.

2

PUBH 5070: Students in the Behavioral Science and Health Education concentration and the Global Health concentration will take BSH 5400 in place of PUBH 5070.

3

PUBH 5910: Internship/Practice Experience Mentor approval required.  Students in the Health Management and Policy concentration will take HMP 5910 in place of PUBH 5910.  Students in the Health Management and Policy/Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy part-time concentrations can choose between either course depending on their interests.

4

PUBH 5950: Registration in this class indicates student has completed coursework required to sit for the CPH exam in the spring semester.  


Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions please contact:
Bernie Backer
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions 
bernard.backer@slu.edu 
314-977-8144