The School of Public Health graduate programs are designed to prepare students for professional work in the fields of community health, health promotion, health management, and health policy in a wide variety of settings. Students may also complete a plan of study that prepares them to pursue a doctoral degree in a health-related area.
The School of Public Health offers eight graduate degrees.
1. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Health Promotion.
2. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Health Management and Policy.
3. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Biostatistics
4. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Environmental Systems and Human Health
5. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Public Health Practice
6. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Epidemiology
7. A Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biostatistics.
8. A Master of Arts/Master of Science (M.A./M.S.) degree in Health Studies - Not Currently Admitting
Students with a wide variety of undergraduate degrees and professional experience are admitted to the School of Public Health.
Health Studies M.A./M.S.
The M.A./M.S degree in Health Studies is designed to provide students with an interest in physical activity/exercise an opportunity for graduate study. Students must complete each of the common required courses (including the completion of a project or a thesis) as well as courses in the area of physical activity/exercise.
Students pursuing the M.A./M.S. degree in Health Studies must complete at least 49 graduate credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, including a core of 22 credits, and 18 additional credits from the physical activity/exercise concentration and 3 credits of elective to be determined by student and advisor.
All M.A./M.S. students must complete either a thesis or a project. The thesis option requires the completion and defense of a thesis (9 credits), and the project option requires the completion of a project (6 credits).
The School of Public Health is not currently admitting students to the M.A./M.S. degree in Health Studies.
The following courses are required:
Common Required Courses
|PHE 511||Foundations of Public Health||
|PHE 512||Principles of Health Behavior I||
|PHE 520||Qualitative Research Design||
|PHE 521||Quantitative Research Design and Analysis||
|Epi 512||Epidemiology I||
|PHE 576||Physical Activity, Health, and Disease||
|PHE 577||Exercise, Nutrition, and Performance||
9 credits of thesis
6 credits of project
| ||Elective credits determined by student and advisor.||