Public Health Curriculum

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

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health consists of 15 credits all of which are required courses. Students in the certificate program enroll in the core public health courses with students in the MPH program.

All students must maintain continual enrollment. The public health courses allow students to achieve the skills necessary to provide leadership in addressing public and community health issues.

MPH Credit Breakdown

5 Core Course - 15 credits

3 Community Health Courses - 9 credits

Ethics Course - 3 credits

Elective Courses - 8-9 credits

Field Placement (includes 1 credit for Preparation) - 3-6 credits

Capstone Project - 3 credits

Total MPH Degree Required Credits - 42

Course Offerings

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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)


18209 Community Health Assessment and Improvement (Fall)

18230 Community Health Program Planning (Spring)

18250 Ethical Issues in Public Health (Fall)

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)



18219 Introduction to Global Health

18241 Health Communication

18243 Performance Management and Quality Improvement

18254 Challenges in Maternal and Child Health (odd years - 2015, 2017)


18215 Infectious Diseases

18223 Public Health Policy

18258 Advanced Epidemiological Methods (even years - 2016, 2018)

18265 Public Health Research


18218 Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health

18221 Public Health Law

Under Development

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Public Health Leadership

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Milwaukee, WI 53226

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