Public Health, MPH - Curriculum & Duration

The MPH curriculum consists of fifteen courses and forty-five credits.  The program is typically completed in five semesters of full-time study, or eight semesters of part-time study.  For detailed course descriptions and other information about the curriculum, see the  University Catalog.

Core Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
HE705 Scope & Methods in Public Health 3 credits
HE710 Biostatistics for Public Health 3 credits
HE720 Public Health Management 3 credits
HE730   Fundamentals of Epidemiology  3 credits
HE740 Environment & Human Health  3 credits
HE750 Behavioral and Social Foundations of Public Health 3 credits

Public Health Policy Concentration Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
HP790 Introduction to Health Economics 3 credits
HP808 Health Policy & Services 3 credits
HE745 Public Health Law, Policy & Ethics 3 credits 
HP850 Public Policy Analysis 3 credits

Culminating Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
HE851 Health Disparities 3 credits
HE784 Public Health Field Practice 3 credits
HE841 Public Health Capstone 3 credits

Elective courses

Courses Credits
Electives from Department of Health Policy & Public Health 6 Credits
TOTAL: 45 Credits

 

Sample Master of Public Health Curriculum Plan (full time)

First Year

Fall Semester

HE705 Scope and Methods
HE710 Statistics for Public Health
HE750 Behavior & Social Foundations

Spring Semester

HE720 Public Health Mgt
HE730 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HE740 Environmental Health

Summer Semester

HE745 Public Health Law and Policy
HE851 Health Disparities
HP808 Health Services & Policy

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

Elective (3 credits)
HP790 Introduction to Health Economics
HE784 Fieldwork

Spring Semester

Elective (3 credits)
HP850 Public Policy Analysis
HE841 Public Health Capstone (required concentration & culminating course)

 

Sample Master of Public Health Curriculum Plan (Part-time)

First Year

Fall Semester

HE705 Scope and Methods
HE710 Statistics for Public Health

Spring Semester

HE730 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HE740 Environmental Health

Summer Semester

HE745 Public Health Law and Policy
HE750 Behavior & Social Foundations

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

HP790 Introduction to Health Economics
HP808 Health Services & Policy

Spring Semester

HP850 Public Policy Analysis
HE720 Public Health Management

Summer Semester

Elective (3 credits)
HE851 Health Disparities

 

Third Year

Fall Semester

Elective (3 credits)
HE784 Public Health Field Practice

Spring Semester

HE841  Public Health Capstone

Contact:

Julie Becker PhD, MPH
Program Director, MPH Program

Address:

Office Location: 4101 Woodland Ave.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7028

Email:

j.becker@usciences.edu