Core Curriculum (Online or In Person).

The integrated core curriculum for on-campus MPH students provides a strong foundation in the values, history, methods, and functions of public health, as well as the fundamental knowledge and skills required of 21st-century public health professionals. Taught by experienced faculty members, core courses provide the groundwork you’ll need to pursue specialized higher-level courses in your chosen certificate(s).

Full-time students will complete the four core courses in their first semester of study. Part-time students will complete the core courses in their first year of study.

Online Core Curriculum

Students can complete their core course requirements in a number of ways—online or on campus, full- or part-time. You may choose to complete all of the core curriculum online, or just a selection of the four courses. After completing each course in the format you choose, you will complete the remaining degree components on campus.

The BU on-campus MPH core includes the following courses (each counting for four credits):

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