Master of Public Health Curriculum Prior to Fall 2024

Foundational, Core, Practicum, and Capstone Courses

Complete all courses (31 credits):

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PH 801 Introduction to Public Health 3
PH 802 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
PH 803 Epidemiology for Public Health 3
PH 804 Public Health Policy and Administration 3
PH 805 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
PH 806 Environmental Factors of Health 3
PH 827 Principles of Public Health Leadership 1
PH 828 Community Engagement in Public Health Practice 3
PH 843 Public Health Research Methods 3
PH 854 Health Equity Framework for Public Health Practice 3
PH 892 Public Health Applied Practice Experience 3
PH 893 Public Health Integrative Learning Experience 3

Please note: All courses previously had a prefix of HM; beginning in the spring of 2024, the prefix changed to PH.

Generalist Concentration Curriculum for Admits Prior to Fall 2024

Complete one of the following selective courses (3 credits):

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PH 807

Practical Application and Critical Thinking Synthesis in Public Health

3
PH 853 Public Health Program/Intervention Evaluation 3
PH 880 Study Design and Research Methods for Public Health Practice 3

Complete three of the following elective courses (9 credits):

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PH 808 Public Health Surveillance 3
PH 831 Communicable Disease in Public Health 3
PH 832 Global Public Health 3
PH 833 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and Public Health 3
PH 836 Comparative Global Health Systems 3
PH 837 Poverty and Public Health 3
PH 838 Cultural Aspects of Public Health Practice 3
PH 840 Public Health Finance 3
PH 847 Public Health in Ghana: A One Health Perspective 3
PH 852 Outbreak Investigations in Public Health 3
PH 861 Introduction to Public Health Nutrition 3
PH 862 Global Pandemics and Public Health Systems, Law, and Community Impacts 3
PH 863 Parasitic Diseases and Public Health in Developing Countries 3
PH 864 Intersections of Human and Animal Health 3
PH 865 Vitamins and Minerals: Risks to Public Health 3
PH 871 Vaccine Preventable Diseases of Public Health Importance 3
PH 873 Maternal and Child Health: A Global Public Health Perspective 3
PH 876 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases: Living Longer and Healthier 3
PH 877 Public Health Nutrition and the Life Stages 3
PH 882 PH Nutrition: Assessment & Development of Population-Based Interventions 3
PH 889 Applied Epidemiologic Methods for Public Health Practitioners 3

MSU Course Descriptions

Competencies:

  1. Propose a program evaluation, systematic review, or research study to address a public health issue. 
  2. Conceptualize a program, service, or policy designed to prevent, reduce and/or mitigate health inequities using a health equity framework.
  3. Apply the principles of community engagement and associated methodologies to public health practice. 
  4. Apply a systematic approach in the investigation of the relationship between environmental agents and adverse health outcomes with consideration of the social determinants of health and advancing health equity.
  5. Analyze the ethical assumptions and implications underlying decisions in public health practice.