The Master of Public Health degree is a College of Public Health professional graduate degree designed to prepare practicing professionals in the field of public health. All students are initially admitted into the MPH General Public Health track and must complete the public health core courses within the first 22 credit hours of enrollment. We believe this will provide students a more comprehensive understanding of public health, which will assist them in their future coursework. The MPH is a professional graduate degree under the academic authority of the College of Public Health . Options for special emphasis are available in the five primary disciplines of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Promotion Sciences and Health Administration and Policy and two specialty tracks, General Public Health and Public Health Preparedness and Terrorism . If you have already decided on a specialty area, you will have the opportunity to pursue that option following your initial enrollment in three core courses and acceptance by the department or program.