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Public Health Curriculum at a Glance

 
 
 

Our MPH curriculum will focus on public health fundamentals and emphasize transdisciplinary problem solving, exposing you to a wide range of perspectives from diverse disciplines such as biostatistics, behavioral science, environmental health, economics, epidemiology, sociology, and social work. 

 

 

 

Foundations in Public Health

Credit Hours

Epidemiology

3

Biostatistics

3

Behavioral science / health education

3

Environmental health

3

Health administration and policy

3

Total Foundations

15

 

 

 

 

Cross-cutting Themes

Covering: Evidence-based practice, Transdisciplinary practice, Health disparities, Dissemination & implementation science, and Ethics and public health

 

Total Cross-cutting Themes

3

Public Health Seminar

2

 

 

 

Transdisciplinary Problem Solving
Students must take 2 three-credit intensive courses with an option to take a third course as an elective, with 2-3 courses offered each semester. Topics may include:

Behavioral health 

Health Policy
Epidemiology
Biostatistics
Environmental health
International health
Total Transdisciplinary Problem Solving            

6

 

 

Research Methods

Research methods

3

Planning, implementation, and evaluating evidence-based programs and interventions

3

Applied linear modeling

3

Total Research Methods

9

 

 

Electives

Students can take electives from a list of approved courses offered at the Brown School, Medical School, and elsewhere on campus (including one Transdisciplinary Problem Solving course)

9

 

 

Skill Building Workshops

3

Practicum

3

 

 

 

Culminating Experience

 

Students will work on a two-semester project to integrate and apply their knowledge of the core material and the transdisciplinary problem solving approach of the MPH program. 

 

First semester: Development of a proposal in consultation with advisors

 

Second semester: Implementation of the project and presentation to a panel of faculty, staff, and/or community members

 2

 

 

Total for Graduation

52*

 

 

*Subject to change

 
 
 

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