Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Legacy Master of Public Health Program Requirements

Applicable to students admitted fall semester of 2018 or before.  Applicants interested in applying for the spring semester of 2019 or after, please refer to the New Master of Public Health Program Requirements page.

Please click on the course number to view a course description.

Core Courses (18 credits)

Course Number

Course Name

 

Semester Offered

Credits

HM 801

Introduction to Public Health

  Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer
3

HM 802

Biostatistics for Public Health

  Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer
3

HM 803

Epidemiology for Public Health

  Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer
3

HM 804

Public Health Administration & Policy

  Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer
3

HM 805

Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

  Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer
3

HM 806

Environmental Factors of Health

  Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer
3

 

Elective Courses (18 credits)

The elective credits are grouped by specific public health interests.  Students are free to choose the elective credits that best suit their public health goals/interests, they are not restricted to selecting electives in a particular interest group.  The MPH Foundational Courses from the new curriculum are also available to legacy students to take as elective courses.

 

MPH Foundational Courses

Course Number

Course Name

 

Semester Offered

Credits

HM 807

Practical Application & Critical Thinking Synthesis in Public Health

 

Every Year: Spring, Summer

3

HM 827

Principles of Public Health Leadership

 

Every Year: Fall, Spring

1

HM 853

Public Health Program & Intervention Evaluation

 

Every Year: Fall, Summer

3

HM 854

Health Equity Framework for Public Health Practice

 

Every Year: Spring, Summer

3

HM 880

Study Design and Research Methods for Public Health Practice

 

Every Year: Fall, Summer

3

 

Public Health Policy/Administration

Course Number

Course Name

 

Semester Offered

Credits

HM 833

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and Public Health

 

Odd Years: Spring

3

HM 836

Comparative Global Healthcare Systems

 

Even Years: Summer

3

HM 840

Public Health Finance

 

Even Years: Spring

3

HM 841 Public Health Policy   Odd Years: Summer 3

 

Global and Cultural Public Health  

Course Number

Course Name

 

Semester Offered

Credits

HM 832

Global Public Health

 

Odd Years: Spring

3

HM 837

Poverty and Public Health

 

Even Years: Fall

3

HM 838

Cultural Aspects of Public Health Practice

 

Odd Years: Fall

3

HM 839

Water and Public Health: A Global Perspective

 

Odd Years: Summer

3

HM 873

Maternal and Child Health: A Global Public Health Perspective

 

Even Years: Spring

3

 

Public Health Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Surveillance  

Course Number

Course Name

 

Semester Offered

Credits

HM 808

Public Health Surveillance

 

Even Years: Summer

3

HM 842

Introduction to Public Health Informatics

 

Even Years: Fall

3

HM 845

Informatics and Information Technology

 

Odd Years: Spring

3

HM 878

Applied Biostatistics for Public Health Practitioners

 

Odd Years: Fall

3

HM 889

Applied Epidemiologic Methods for Public Health Practitioners

 

Even Years: Spring

3

 

Infections Disease and Public Health  

Course Number

Course Name

 

Semester Offered

Credits

HM 831

Communicable Disease in Public Health

 

Even Years: Fall

3

HM 852

Outbreak Investigations in Public Health

 

Odd Years: Spring

3

HM 863

Parasitic Diseases and Public Health in Developing Countries

 

Even Years: Spring

3

HM 864

Intersections of Human and Animal Health

 

Odd Years: Summer

3

HM 871

Vaccine and Preventable Diseases of Public Health Importance

 

Odd Years: Fall

3

HM 881 Pathogenesis of Parasitic Infections Important to Public Health   Even Years: Summer 3

 

Public Health Nutrition  

Course Number

Course Name

 

Semester Offered

Credits

HM 861

Introduction to Public Health Nutrition

 

Odd Years: Spring

3

HM 865

Vitamins and Minerals: Risks to Public Health

 

Even Years: Spring

3

HM 876

Nutrition and Chronic Diseases: Living Longer and Healthier

 

Odd Years: Summer

3

HM 877

Public Health Nutrition and the Life Stages

 

Odd Years: Fall

3

HM 882

Public Health Nutrition: Assessment and Development of Population-Based Interventions

 

Even Years: Fall

3

 

Culminating Experience (6 credits)

Course Number

Course Name

 

Semester Offered

Credits

HM 891

Introduction to Public Health Practicum

 

Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer

1

HM 892

Public Health Practicum

 

Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer

3

HM 893

Public Health Capstone

 

Every Year: Fall, Spring, Summer

2