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Online Master of Public Health Curriculum

Curriculum Details

41 total credits required

The online MPH program prepares students for the important task of improving the public’s knowledge and perception of health with courses in biostatistics, healthcare management, behavioral health and more. The 14 required courses and internship/practicum opportunity will set students up for success in a rewarding industry.

This program also prepares students for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) and the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentials, ensuring graduates will be ready to advance quickly and be well-positioned for careers in the field. The online MPH program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Required Courses

This is a new course in development. Information will be updated soon.
Study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in the human population. Epidemiological research design will also be introduced. Pre-requisite Enrollment in MPH.
This course provides an introduction to concepts and methods of biostatistical data analysis that are used in health sciences and public health. Topics covered include: A review of descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation, linear regression, and nonparametric methods.
This is a new course in development. Information will be updated soon.
This is a new course in development. Information will be updated soon.
A study of behavioral, psychological, and structural factors that contribute to individuals’ health including social, economic, and environmental factors. Prerequisite: So, Jr, Sr standing for SSC 301; MPH enrollment for SSC 501
This is a new course in development. Information will be updated soon.

A study of the nature of leadership in organizational and social settings through case and literature analysis. Leader effectiveness is examined in terms of personal traits and organizational influence, including sources of leader power, decision making, servant leadership, and transformational change.

This is a new course in development. Information will be updated soon.
An enrichment in select public health topics. Hours and credits to be determined by the MPH program director. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: enrollment in MPH.
An internship/practicum/preceptor experience in a variety of placements in the student’s community. Students will work 70 hours in a hands-on environment. Prerequisite: final year of MPH program and approval by MPH program director

Elective Options

Explores the relationship between gender and communication, particularly in the context of our media-saturated culture. Students examine how gender is created through communication by analyzing verbal and nonverbal gendered patterns and media constructions of gender. The course aims to empower students to transcend potential limitations of gender identity and gender barriers in communication.

An overview of the business of health, emphasis on evaluating the challenges facing health care organizations using competitive analysis, identify their past responses, and explore the current strategies they are using to manage these challenges (and emerging ones) more effectively.

This is a new course in development. Information will be updated soon.

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