Master of Public Health Courses Online
To earn your Master of Public Health (MPH) you must successfully complete 39 credit hours of online public health courses: 21 hours in core classes, 12 hours in specialization classes, and 6 hours in capstone courses.
MPH 500 Fundamentals of Public Health (3 credit hours)
Provides an introduction and historical overview of public health and the core concepts that represent the foundation of the current public health field.
MPH 505 Biostatistics (3 credit hours)
This course introduces concepts of fundamental statistical data analysis. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, standard probability distributions, sampling distributions, point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, power and sample size estimation, one- and two-sample parametric and non-parametric methods for analyzing continuous or discrete data, linear regression, ANOVA, and experimental design. Students will use these concepts to address, analyze and solve problems in research settings: public health, health care, clinical and population-based. Interpretation, concepts and use of statistical software are emphasized.
MPH 510 Applied Epidemiology (3 credit hours)
Students examine core principles of epidemiology and statistical evaluation of the impact of microbial diseases on the health of community- and clinic-based populations. The epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases will be emphasized.
MPH 515 Principles of Health Behavior (3 credit hours)
This course is an overview of behavioral health and examines behavioral models and theories in order to understand behavior change, health risk behavior, and psychological/behavioral factors that affect physical conditions in individuals and populations. Students will apply theory to a variety of health concerns.
MPH 520 Concepts of Environmental Health (3 credit hours)
This course examines the biological, chemical, physical and psychosocial aspects of environmental health, and how those aspects can prevent environmentally induced disease. Students will explore issues related to biological monitoring of environmental health hazards, health surveillance, environmental monitoring, and current environmental standards governing quality of air, water, food and soil.
MPH 525 Health Policy and Management (3 credit hours)
In this course, students study the health care system through population-based health care, health management concepts and methodology, and current health policy issues and their application.
MPH 530 Methods of Research in Public Health (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on practical issues in health research studies. Topics include an overview of public health research, ethics in research, the theory/research relationship, formulating research questions, specifying study design and objectives, defining variables, the validity and reliability of measures, scale construction, formatting questionnaires, developing analysis plans, choosing data collection methods, sampling techniques and sample size, developing and completing research studies, preparing data for analysis, and reporting findings.
Community Health Education Specialization Courses
Courses 584 and 585 are required; students may choose 2 additional courses from the specialization.
MPH 560: Public Health Ethics (3 credit hours)
Students will examine the fundamental ethical issues in public health research and practice. A special emphasis on professional ethics, morality, and faith is provided.
MPH 584 Community Health (3 credit hours)
This course explores the nature, extent and causes of basic community health problems. Students will understand the purpose, function, organization and administration of community health services at local, state and national levels.
MPH 585 Programming and Evaluation in Public Health (3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes design, implementation, assessment and program evaluation of community-based health interventions.
MPH 588 Marketing Public Health (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on how marketing principles can modify individual behavior, improve social and economic conditions, and reform social policy.
MPH 583 Global Health (3 credit hours)
This course is a highly recommended face-to-face elective which introduces students to crucial global health issues and culminates in a weeklong trip to a developing country; recent trips have been to Guatemala. Students will explore health determinants and key areas of disease burden which affect developing nations, understanding the role that health technology plays in solving these problems.
Health Policy and Administration Specialization Courses
MPH 543: Leadership and Organizational Management in Health Care (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding health care organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group, and structural behavior and concepts are presented. A special emphasis on leadership is provided.
MPH 546: Public Health Finance (3 credit hours)
In this course, you will explore the acquisition, utilization, and management of resources for the delivery of public health functions and how those factors translate to population health.
MPH 548: Human Resource Management in Health Care (3 credit hours)
This course studies management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives in a health care setting. Specific topics include state and federal healthcare laws, codes of ethics, staffing organizations, training and development, employee relations, and long-term planning.
MPH 588: Marketing Public Health (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on how to use marketing principles to modify individual behavior, improve social and economic conditions, and reform social policy.
Capstone Experience Courses
MPH 599 Public Health Field Practicum (3 credit hours)
The practicum offers practical experience to build competence in the specialization of general public health. Prerequisites: Completion of core courses and field site approval by the MPH Program Director.
MPH 598 Applied Research in Public Health (3 credit hours)
This course enables students to apply research methodologies learned in previous classes. Students will complete a research project and paper incorporating original research that can be applied to public health. The student must incorporate a proposition that has been successfully evaluated and appropriately cited with statistics. The proposition should have the potential to be published or to impact public health. A faculty mentor will be assigned to each student. Prerequisites: Completion of core courses and approval of the MPH Program Director.
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