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Browse our course descriptions below, and be sure to review the full degree requirements on The Graduate School website.

In addition to course work, students will complete experiential public health learning activities. Get more information about the Applied Practice Experience and Culminating Experience.


Students in the MPH program may choose a concentration in Community Health Research, Data Science, Epidemiology, Generalist or Global Health. The Epidemiology concentration requires a summer start and enrollment in some daytime classes. The other concentrations are open to both full-time, summer-start students as well as part-time, evening students who may begin classes in summer or fall.

Community Health Research

The Community Health Research (CHR) concentration is for students who are interested in learning to conduct and apply public health research to positively impact the health of communities. The concentration will equip students to understand issues affecting health equity in communities and the role of community stakeholders in working equitably alongside researchers to develop approaches that improve community health.

Data Science

The Data Science (DS) concentration is designed to equip students with advanced quantitative methods to address public health issues and healthcare policy. Advanced coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, data management, and research methodology integrate with a broad foundation in public health knowledge, providing an ideal preparation for careers in research, policy analysis or further academic pursuits. 


The Epidemiology (EPI) concentration is designed for students looking to understand the distribution and determinants of conditions important to population health. Students will learn to design, implement and analyze studies to better understand a range of health challenges facing various populations.


The Generalist (GEN) concentration equips students with a broad public health skill set and allows maximum flexibility to take coursework across the curriculum and tailor your education toward specific career goals in the practice of public health. It is ideal for recent college graduates, career changers and health professionals who are interested in careers in public health practice and advocacy for population health.

Global Health

The Global Health (GLO) concentration focuses on an interdisciplinary breadth of coursework led by faculty who are engaged in global health research and practice in settings around the world.  Coursework, field and culminating experiences provide opportunities for critical analysis, dialogue, skill-building and real-world application.

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