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M.P.H. Requirements: Concentration in Epidemiology

Each candidate must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours toward the M.P.H. degree. Completion of 1 semester of calculus is required to enter the epidemiology concentration.

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 714 Fundamentals of Biostatistics I 3
PRVM 818 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
PRVM 827 Public Health Administration 3
PRVM 830 Environmental Health 3

Program Requirement (4 credit hours)

PRVM 802 Principles of Epidemiology Lab 1
PRVM 875 Management of Public Health Data 3

Concentration Elective Courses (12 credit hours minimum). Students are required to take:

PRVM 841 Advanced Epidemiology I: Methods in Cross-Sectional and Case-Control Studies 3
PRVM 842 Advanced Epidemiology II: Methods in Longitudinal Studies 3
Students may choose 6 credit hours from:
PRVM 811 Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology (3)
PRVM 815 Surveillance and Control of Infectious Disease (3)
PRVM 836 Epidemiology in Aging (3)
PRVM 838 Reproductive Epidemiology (3)
PRVM 850 Cancer Epidemiology (3)
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General Elective Courses (5 hours)

Capstone Courses (6 credit hours). Practicum:

PRVM 891 Community Health Practicum 3
PRVM 893 Community Health Project 3
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M.P.H. Requirements: Concentration in Social and Behavioral

Each candidate must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours toward the M.P.H. degree. 1 semester of college algebra or calculus is required to enter the social and behavioral health concentration.

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 704 Principles of Statistics in Public Health (3) or
BIOS 714 Fundamentals of Biostatistics I (3)
3
PRVM 818 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
PRVM 827 Public Health Administration 3
PRVM 830 Environmental Health 3

Program Requirement (4 credit hours)

PRVM 802 Principles of Epidemiology Lab 1
PRVM 875 Management of Public Health Data 3

Concentration Elective Courses (12 credit hours minimum)

Methodological and Cultural Competency Foundations (9 credit hours)  
PRVM 821 Research Methods in Public Health (3) or
PRVM 835 Evaluation Methods in Public Health (3)
3
PRVM 849 Qualitative Methods in Public Health (3) or
PRVM 856 Community-Based Participatory Research (3)
3
PRVM 845 Cultural Competency in Public Health (3) or
PRVM 852 Health Care for Special Populations (3) or
PRVM 863 Health Disparities in Public Health (3)
3
Content Electives (3 credit hours minimum)  

PRVM 817 Gender, Race, Class and Health (3)
PRVM 825 Child and Family Health (3)
PRVM 843 Obesity and Public Health (3)
PRVM 854 Population and Community Mental Health (3)
PRVM 855 Seminar in Women’s Health (3)
PRVM 859 Tobacco and Public Health (3)
PRVM 877 Health Communication (3)

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General Elective Courses (5 credit hours minimum)

Capstone Courses (6 credit hours). Practicum:

PRVM 891 Community Health Practicum 3
PRVM 893 Community Health Project 3
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M.P.H. Requirements: Concentration in Environmental Health Sciences

Each candidate must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours toward the M.P.H. degree. Completion of 1 semester of college algebra or calculus and 2 semesters of undergraduate biology are required to enter the environmental health sciences concentration.

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 714 Fundamentals of Biostatistics I or BIOS 704 Principles of Statistics in Public Health  3
PRVM 818 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
PRVM 827 Public Health Administration 3
PRVM 830 Environmental Health 3

Program Requirement (4 credit hours)

PRVM 802 Principles of Epidemiology Lab 1
PRVM 875 Management of Public Health Data 3

Concentration Elective Courses (12 credit hours minimum)

PRVM 832 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 3
PRVM 870 Environmental and Health Law and Policy 3
PRVM 871 Environmental Monitoring and Exposure Assessment
3
PRVM 874 Toxicology and Risk Assessment 3

General Elective Courses (5 hours)

Capstone Courses (6 credit hours). Practicum:

PRVM 891 Community Health Practicum 3
PRVM 893 Community Health Project 3
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M.P.H. Requirements: Concentration in Public Health Management

Each candidate must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours toward the M.P.H. degree. Completion of 1 semester of college algebra or calculus is required to enter the public health management concentration.

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 714 Fundamentals of Biostatistics I or BIOS 704 Principles of Statistics in Public Health 3
PRVM 818 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
PRVM 827 Public Health Administration 3
PRVM 830 Environmental Health 3

Program Requirement (4 credit hours)

PRVM 802 Principles of Epidemiology Lab 1
PRVM 875 Management of Public Health Data 3

Concentration Elective Courses (12 credit hours minimum)

PRVM 851 Public Health Policy and Law 3
PRVM 828 Public Health Program Development and Management 3
PRVM 879 Finance and Human Resource Management 3
PRVM 861 Leadership in Public Health 3

General Elective Courses (5 hours)

Capstone Courses (6 credit hours). Practicum:

PRVM 891 Community Health Practicum 3
PRVM 893 Community Health Project 3
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M.P.H. Requirements: Concentration in Biostatistics

Each candidate must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours toward the M.P.H. degree. Completion of 1 course in any computer programming language and a B average in Calculus I-III (or equivalent) is required to enter the biostatistics concentration.

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 835 Categorical Data Analysis 3
PRVM 818 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
PRVM 827 Public Health Administration 3
PRVM 830 Environmental Health 3

Program Requirement (4 credit hours)

PRVM 802 Principles of Epidemiology Lab 1
PRVM 820 Statistical Computing 3

Concentration Elective Courses (12 credit hours minimum)

BIOS 830 Experimental Design 3
BIOS 840 Linear Regression 3
BIOS 871 Mathematical Statistics I 6
BIOS 872 Mathematical Statistics II  

General Elective Courses (5 hours)

Capstone Courses (6 credit hours). Practicum:

BIOS 891 M.P.H. Biostatistics Capstone Practicum 3
BIOS 893 M.P.H. Biostatistics Capstone Project 3
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