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(M.P.H.) Program Plan
The M.P.H. degree is a 45-credit program requiring 27 credits of core courses, 12 credits of elective courses and 6 credits for the capstone experience. Students who hold an M.D. degree or equivalent are eligible for a 9-credit waiver towards the M.P.H. degree. Students who wish to attend the program full-time can complete the M.P.H. degree in two years, including summer sessions. Otherwise, a maximum of six years is allowed.

Elective Course Work (12 credits)
After completion of the core courses, the student may select courses to fit his/her own area of interest. This allows for personal tailoring of the academic program to fit the student’s individual needs and career goals.

Culminating “Capstone” Experience (6 credits)
A public health supervised field placement, which consists of 300 contact hours, is required for the M.P.H. degree. These contact hours may be completed over the course of several semesters.

EPH 521 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EPH 501 Medical Biostatistics I
EPH 502 Medical Biostatistics II
EPH 520 Health Education and Behavior
EPH 541 Environmental Health
EPH 631 Public Health Administration
EPH 571 Maternal and Child Health
EPH 650 Health Economics for Evaluation and Policy
EPH 561 Public Health Nutrition

27 credits
Electives 12 credits
EPH 680 Supervised Field Placement (6 credits)

TOTAL 45 credits
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