Master of Public Health Courses and Degree Plans

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 University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) MPH program will gain working knowledge of public health issues in the context of internships and a Capstone project.

MPH students will automatically receive a public health certificate when they have completed the following courses:

  • PBHL 5304 Environmental and Occupational Health
  • PBHL 5342 Epidemiology I
  • PBHL 5344 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Community Health
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

This certificate will be mailed as a hard copy to the students after completion and listed on their official transcript as a milestone achievement.

Available courses with their descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

MPH Degree Plan

Course Catalog 2020-2022


Spring 2022 Course Syllabi


Department of Community Health

COMH 6310 – Population Health

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

EPBI 6344 – Data Management for Biostatistics

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

OEHS 5310 –

OEHS 5340 – Public Health in Rural Populations

Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management

HPEM 6350 – Healthcare Economics and Policy

HPEM 5330 – Healthcare Delivery Systems and Contemporary Issues

Public Health Courses

PBHL 5317 – Biostatistics I

PBHL 5330 – Health Policy, Administration, and Management

PBHL 5350 – Practicum I

PBHL 5360 -Practicum II

PBHL 6350 – Capstone I

PBHL 6360 – Capstone II