MPH Common Core

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program provides students with the rigorous academic skills, practical experience and multidisciplinary studies that will enable them to meet the public health challenges of the 21st century.

Beginning with academic year 2020-2021, the MPH program will include six courses, taken as a single cohort by all MPH degree students, in the first year of study. Students will also complete required courses as defined by their area of interest. Across the core curriculum, students will focus on ethics and equity issues; global and local perspectives; communication, systems thinking, leadership and collaborative skills; and the evidence-to-action-and-back cycle.

Teams of instructors from different disciplines will use student-centered learning strategies, with compelling case studies and engaging pedagogy.

The six new MPH Common Core courses are:

 Quarter Number Title Credits
 Autumn PHI 511 Foundations of Public Health 3
  PHI 512 Analytic Skills for Public Health I 7
 Winter PHI 513 Analytic Skills for Public Health II 3
  PHI 514 Determinants of Health 3
 Spring PHI 515 Implementing Public Health Interventions 4
  PHI 516 Public Health Practice 3
      Total: 23 credits