MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH - MPH
This 48-semester-hour program emphasizes the management of public health agencies and public sector health services. Full-time students who start in the Fall graduate in December of the following year.
Apply online through the Association of Schools of Public Health's SOPHAS system. Please also send firstname.lastname@example.org an e-mail with your contact information.
(subject to change)
|Curriculum Requirements (48 hours)||Recommended Sequence
|Public Health MPH Core (15 hours)|
|BIOS 700 - Biostatistics||Fall|
|ENHS 660 - Concepts of Environmental Health Science||Summer I|
|EPID 700 - Epidemiology||Spring|
|HSPM 700 - Approaches and Concepts in Health Administration||Fall|
|HPEB 700 - Public Health Education Concepts||Summer II|
|Management (18 hours)|
|HSPM 712 - Health Economics||Fall|
|HSPM 713 - Information Systems||Fall, 2nd year|
|HSPM 714 - Perspectives on Community Health Organizations||Fall|
|HSPM 726 - Law for Public Health Students||Fall, 2nd year|
|HSPM 716 - Quantitative Methods in Health Administration||Spring|
|HSPM 730 - Health Care Finance||Spring|
|Planning, Organizational Behavior, or Policy (3 hours)|
|One of the following courses:
HSPM 707 - Rural Health Policy
HSPM 711 - Health Politics
HSPM 718 - Health Planning
HSPM J772 - International Health
|Community Assessment/Delivery of Health Care Services (3 hours)|
|HSPM 715 - Community Assessment and Delivery of Health Care Services||Summer I|
|Elective (3 hours)|
|Minimum 3 credts - graduate level||Summer II|
|Public Health Residency (6 hours)|
|HSPM 798 - Public Health Residency||Fall, 2nd year|
DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM:
There are also two dual degree programs: the Dual Degree Program in Nursing and Public Health Administration, a 51 or 54 hour program for nursing baccalaureates, conducted jointly with the College of Nursing, which leads to an MN-MPH or MS-MPH degree; and the Dual Degree Program in Social Work and Public Health Administration, an 81 hour program conducted jointly with the College of Social Work, which leads to an MSW-MPH degree.
The University requires that graduate level students maintain academic standards as outlined in the USC Graduate School Bulletin. A graduate student's average on all courses attempted must be at least a B (3.0 on a 4 point system). Students with an accumulation of grades of C+or below on graduate course work are suspended from degree candidacy, pending review by the Department and the Graduate School.
For further information about this program, please contact Dr. Michael Byrd, phone: (803)777-5320.