By the time of graduation from Sargent College and as a condition of entry into the School of Public Health, you must have completed the following:

  • CAS MA 115 and CAS MA 116 or CAS MA684 or SPH BS 701 or SPH BS 703
  • SPH EP 713
  • SPH LW 719 or SPH LW 751.  (Students who plan to concentrate in Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights at the School of Public Health must enroll in SPH LW751.)

Course Planning

Shortly after being accepted into the program, you must meet with the Registrar or Assistant Registrar at the School of Public Health to plan your public health courses in advance. Proactive planning is essential for timely completion of all MPH requirements. The tentative schedule of courses should then be reviewed with your advisor at Sargent College.

The six core courses required of all MPH candidates provide a broad exposure to the field of public health, and we strongly recommend that you focus on MPH core courses during your undergraduate years.  However, there may be variation in schedules due to course sequencing.

Undergraduate Courses That Waive MPH Core Course Requirements

Students may complete the following undergraduate courses to waive particular MPH core course requirements. (Please note:  courses that waive MPH requirements DO NOT count towards the minimum requirement of 48 graduate credits for the MPH degree. You will need to take additional coursework to meet the 48 credit requirement.)

  • Students who attain a grade of B or higher in both CAS MA 115 and CAS MA 116 or CAS MA684 will have fulfilled the MPH Biostatistics requirement.  The preferred course to meet the MPH Biostatistics core course requirement for Epidemiology and Biostatistics concentrators is SPH BS703.
  • Students who attain a grade of B or higher in SAR HP353 will have fulfilled the Health Policy and Management core course requirement for non-Health Policy and Management and non-International Health students. Students who plan to concentrate in Health Policy and Management or International Health must enroll in SPH PM702 or SPH IH704 respectively.