Master of Public Health Curriculum

Curriculum Options

The Case Western Reserve MPH program has a two-year curriculum requiring 42 credit hours. Students have the option of enrolling part-time and must complete the program within five years.

Eighteen core credits are accumulated in six core required courses, representing the fundamental domains of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, public health history, and social and behavioral sciences.

Students then earn:

  • 9 credits for 3 courses in the concentration of their choice
  • 6 credits for 2 public health elective courses
  • 9 credits for the Culminating Experience (consisting of a field practicum and a capstone research project)

               

Requirements for MPH degree (Global Health - Common Core)
Course Number Course Name* Credits (if applicable)
MPHP 405 Statistical Methods in Public Health 3
MPHP 406 History and Philosophy of Public Health 3
MPHP 411 Introduction to Health Behavior 3
MPHP 429 Environmental Health 3
MPHP 439 Public Health Management and Policy 3
MPHP 483 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 3
MPHP 650 Public Health Practicum 3
MPHP 652 Public Health Capstone 6
INTH  401 Introduction to Global Health 3
MPHP 484 Global Health Epidemiology 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
                                                                                            Total Credits 42

Requirements for MPH degree (Health Policy and Management - Common Core)
Course Number Course Name* Credits (if applicable)
MPHP 405 Statistical Methods in Public Health 3
MPHP 406 History and Philosophy of Public Health 3
MPHP 411 Introduction to Health Behavior 3
MPHP 429 Environmental Health 3
MPHP 439 Public Health Management and Policy 3
MPHP 483 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 3
MPHP 650 Public Health Practicum 3
MPHP 652 Public Health Capstone 6
MPHP 468 The Continual Improvement of Healthcare 3

MPHP 421 OR

MPHP 456

Health Economics and Strategy OR Health Policy and Management Decisions 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
                                                                                            Total Credits 42

Requirements for MPH degree (Health Informatics- Common Core)

Course Number Course Name* Credits (if applicable)
MPHP 405 Statistical Methods in Public Health 3
MPHP 406 History and Philosophy of Public Health 3
MPHP 411 Introduction to Health Behavior 3
MPHP 429 Environmental Health 3
MPHP 439 Public Health Management and Policy 3
MPHP 483 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 3
MPHP 650 Public Health Practicum 3
MPHP 652 Public Health Capstone 6
IIME  473 Fundamentals of Clinical Information Systems 3

PQHS 416

Introduction to Computing Biomedical Health Informatics

3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
                                                                                            Total Credits 42

Requirements for MPH degree (Health Promotion & Disease - Common Core)
Course Number Course Name* Credits (if applicable)
MPHP 405 Statistical Methods in Public Health 3
MPHP 406 History and Philosophy of Public Health 3
MPHP 411 Introduction to Health Behavior 3
MPHP 429 Environmental Health 3
MPHP 439 Public Health Management and Policy 3
MPHP 483 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health Practice 3
MPHP 650 Public Health Practicum 3
MPHP 652 Public Health Capstone 6
MPHP 413 Health Education, Communication, and Advocacy 3

MPHP 433

Community Interventions 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
                                                                                          Total Credits 42

Requirements for MPH degree (ANY CONCENTRATION - Intensive Research Pathway)
Course Number Course Name* Credits (if applicable)
MPHP 406 History and Philosophy of Public Health 3
MPHP 411 Introduction to Health Behavior 3
MPHP 429 Environmental Health 3
MPHP 439 Public Health Management and Policy 3
MPHP 490 Epidemiology: Introduction to Theory & Methods 3
MPHP 650 Public Health Practicum 3
MPHP 652 Public Health Capstone 6
PQHS 465 Design and Measurement in Population Health Sciences 3
PQHS 414 Data Management and Statistical Programming 3

MPHP 431

Statistical Methods I 3
MPHP 432 Statistical Methods II 3
  Public Health Elective 3
  Public Health Elective 3
                                                                                          Total Credits 42

*Students selecting the Population Health Research concentration in conjunction with the IRP will count MPHP 432 toward the concentration. Students selecting a different concentration may, at the discretion of the concentration leader and on a case-by-case basis, count PQHS 465, 414, or 432 as a concentration elective. Otherwise, all nine credits will be taken in the student's concentration for a total of 45 credit hours. Please be sure to communicate with your advisor(s) throughout your course planning process.