The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed to cover all four core areas of knowledge to attain depth and breadth in all five of the core areas of public health knowledge as defined by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH): biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health sciences.
The program requires each student to take 6 core courses. These courses are designed to give students the academic foundation necessary for more advanced studies in each of the five core areas. In addition to these core courses, a minimum of four electives is required. Typically, students in the general MPH program will choose one elective from four different areas. Several elective courses within one focus are possible with special permission from the Dean. In addition to didactic courses, students in the UTHSCT MPH program will gain working knowledge of public health issues in the context of internships and a Capstone project.
Available courses with their descriptions can be found in the course catalog.