MPH in Public Health with Emphasis in Health Promotion and Policy

This program combines a thorough knowledge of behavior change theory and program planning and evaluation with valuable knowledge of how policy decisions are influenced and made. The MPH-HPP is particularly attractive to students with undergraduate degrees in sociology, psychology, social work, political science, communications, health sciences and other related fields. For more information about this program, please visit:

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
P_HLTH 7150Principles of Public Health3
or P_HLTH 7160 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
P_HLTH 7952Research Methods in Public Health3
P_HLTH 8120Applied Epidemiology in Community Assessment3
P_HLTH 8150Human Health and the Environment3
PUB_AF 8170Public Policy Processes and Strategies3
P_HLTH 8300Health Care in the United States3
P_HLTH 8420Principles of Epidemiology3
P_HLTH 8920Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
P_HLTH 8953Evaluating Global Public Health Programs3
or NURSE 8930 Health Program Design and Management
P_HLTH 8970Public Health Capstone3
P_HLTH 8980Public Health Internship1-99
STAT 7020Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences3
Health Communication elective (choose at least one)
Seminar in Disaster, Crisis, and Risk
Storytelling in Public Health and Public Policy
Strategic Health Communication


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