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Concentrations

To meet the student interests and faculty strengths, the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program has three distinct concentrations that it offers which include Community and Population Health, Epidemiology and Global Health.

The Community and Population Health Concentration provides student with the skills and knowledge needed to design, implement and evaluate public health programs for diverse communities. It includes fieldwork experience in which students work directly in a community setting for a public health agency, gaining valuable “hands-on” experience and providing an opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice in the field.

Community and Population Health Concentration Director: Jessica Brown, PhD

Community and Population Health Concentration Courses (12 credits)
Course # Course Name # of Credits
PH 710 Community-Based Engagement Methods 3
PH 715 Urban Health 3
PH 735 Health Communication for Behavior Change 3
PREV 758 Health Survey Research Methods 3

The Epidemiology Concentration is designed for students who desire quantitative research skills in epidemiologic study design and data analysis. A fieldwork experience in the epidemiology concentration provides students with an opportunity to apply research theory in a practice-based setting. 

Epidemiology Concentration Director: Diane Marie St. George, PhD

Epidemiology Concentration Courses (12 credits)
Course # Course Name # of Credits
PREV 601 Applied Epidemiology 3
PREV 659 Observational Studies in Epidemiology 3
PREV 720 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology 3
PREV 803 Clinical Trials/Experimental Epidemiology 3

The Global Health Concentration enhances students’ understanding of the complexity of issues, including social, economic, historical and political factors that affect global health. The fieldwork experience for an MPH global health concentration student is required to address a public health issue either overseas or in an immigrant or refugee population in the United States.

Global Health Concentration Director: Samer El-Kamary, MB BCh, MSc, MPH

Global Health Concentration Courses (12 credits)
Course # Course Name # of Credits
PREV 613 Nutritional Epidemiology 3
PH 710 Community-Based Engagement Mehod 3
PREV 664 Critical Issues in Global Health 3
PREV 749 Infectious Disease Epidemiology:  A Global Prespective  3

A complete list of MPH courses and descriptions can be found here.