Public Health: MPH
from the Bulletin
The School-wide core curriculum for the MPH program provides a strong foundation of knowledge and skills across the broad spectrum of public health. Courses are designed and continually revised as the field of public health changes.
The MPH core curriculum is organized around the five core disciplines of public health, and students must satisfy a core course requirement in each of these areas: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. With the exception of the Health Policy & Management core courses, students may take only one of the core course options in each of the five core disciplines for MPH credit. Additionally, public health practitioners need an understanding of the laws, ethics, and human rights implications of public health practices. As such, all MPH students who are US citizens or permanent residents of the United States must take a sixth core course in Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights. Knowledge and skills in these disciplines enable graduates to analyze and consider solutions to public health problems at the community, institutional, and societal levels.