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 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.


Fall 2021 Course Syllabi


Department of Community Health

COMH 6330 – Research Methods in Community and Behavioral Health

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

EPBI 5331 – Epidemiology of Chronic Disease

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

OEHS 5300 – Survey of Environmental Toxicology

Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management

HPEM 5360– Quality Improvement and Efficacy in Health

HPEM 6311 – Healthcare Reimbursement and Budgeting

HPEM 6340– Leadership Foundations and Strategies for Health Organizations

HPEM 6370– Health Law and Ethics

HPEM 6392– Healthcare Operations Management

Public Health Courses

PBHL 5304 – Occupational and Environmental Health

PBHL 5342 – Epidemiology

PBHL 5344 – Social and Behavioral Aspects of Community Health

PBHL 5350 – Practicum I

PBHL 5360 -Practicum II

PBHL 6350 – Capstone I

PBHL 6360 – Capstone II