The Master of Public Health is developed on a broad, multidisciplinary perspective reflective of the discipline. Graduates are prepared to assume key roles in public health organizations as managers, researchers, educators, advocates and directors. They will ultimately provide leadership in creating and implementing programs and policy that promote the ideals of public health.
The program provides society with knowledgeable and professionally educated people to enhance the public health infrastructure and the health of populations. The program provides students with a wide range of skills and tools necessary to work in the public health arena. The integrated, evidence-based core and foundational courses, along with a concentration, enable all students to achieve mastery of both discipline-specific and crosscutting competencies.
The curriculum was derived from the model curriculum of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and was developed to also align with the criteria of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Courses are designed in accordance with the ASPH core competencies and discipline-specific competencies.
The program will provide an interdisciplinary academic program of study that fosters skill acquisition and competency in key areas of public health practice, both current and emerging.