Public Health Curriculum

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  Master of Public Health Degree Program

The MPH (PDF) consists of 42 credits drawn from required and elective courses. This requirement applies to all programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

  • 5 core courses - 15 credits
  • 3 Community Health courses - 9 credits
  • Ethics course - 3 credits
  • Elective courses - 9 credits
  • Field Placement (includes 1 credit for Field Placement Preparation) - 3 credits
  • Capstone Project - 3 credits
  Certificate in Public Health

This Graduate Certificate (PDF) consists of 15 credits all of which are required courses. Students in this certificate program enroll in the core public health courses with students in the MPH Program.

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Public Health Administration
  • Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Behavioral Science & Public Health
  Certificate in Community Health Assessment & Planning

This Certificate in Community Health Assessment and Planning (PDF) consists of 12 credits: 2 required courses and 2 electives.

2 required courses - 6 credits

  • Community Health Assessment & Improvement
  • Community Health Program Planning

2 electives - 6 credits

  • Community Health Program Evaluation
  • Performance Management & Quality Improvement
  • Health Communications
  • Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Research
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

One to two years experience working in health care, worksite wellness, or pubic health is strongly recommended.

  Certificate in Population Health Management

This Certificate in Population Health Management (PDF) consists of 12 credits: 2 required courses and 2 electives.

2 required Courses - 6 credits

  • Introduction to Population Health Management
  • Health Care Finance

2 electives - 6 credits

  • Performance Management & Quality Improvement
  • Public Health Policy
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Advanced Epidemiological Methods
  • Public Health Leadership

Experience working in a health care system, health plan, employer benefit plan, or public health department is recommended.

Course Offerings

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  Core

18200 Environmental Health (Spring)

18201 Principles of Epidemiology (Fall)

18203 Public Health Administration (Fall)

18204 Introduction to Biostatistics (Spring)

18212 Behavioral Science and Public Health (Summer)

  Required

18209 Community Health Assessment and Improvement (Fall)

18230 Community Health Program Planning (Spring)

18250 Ethical Issues in Public Health (Summer)

18260 Community Health Program Evaluation (Fall)

18279 MPH Field Placement Preparation (Fall, Spring, Summer) 

18280 MPH Field Placement (Fall, Spring, Summer) 

18297 MPH Capstone Project (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Electives

Fall

18219 Introduction to Global Health

18232 Introduction to Population Health Management

18241 Health Communication

18243 Performance Management and Quality Improvement

18254 Challenges in Maternal and Child Health (odd years - 2017, 2019)

Spring

18215 Infectious Diseases

18223 Public Health Policy

18258 Advanced Epidemiological Methods (even years - 2018, 2020)

18265 Public Health Research

Summer

18218 Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health

18221 Public Health Law

Under Development

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Public Health Leadership

Health Care Finance

Contact Us

Master of Public Health
Medical College of Wisconsin
Institute for Health & Society
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-4510 | Fax: (414) 955-0176
mph@mcw.edu

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