MPH Curriculum

The CWRU MPH Program has a two-year curriculum requiring 42 credit hours. Students have the option of enrolling part-time, and must complete the program within five years.

Eighteen  core credits are accumulated in six core required courses, representing the fundamental domains of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, public health history, and social and behavioral sciences.

Students then earn:

  • 9 credits for three courses in the concentration of their choice
  • 6 credits for 2 public health elective courses
  • 9 credits for the Culminating Experience (consisting of a field practicum and a capstone research project).

 CORE CURRICULUM - 18 credits  

  • MPHP 405: Statistical Methods in Public Health**
  • MPHP 406: History & Philosophy of Public Health
  • MPHP 411: Introduction to Behavioral Health
  • MPHP 429: Environmental Health
  • MPHP 439: Health Management & Policy
  • MPHP 483: Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health Practice

CONCENTRATIONS - 9 credits
(choose one concentration)

  • Population Health Research
  • Global Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy & Management
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

PUBLIC HEALTH ELECTIVE - 6 credits

CULMINATING EXPERIENCE - 9 credits

  • MPHP 650: Public Health Practicum (3 credits)
  • MPHP 652: Capstone (6 credits)

**(students in the Population Health Research track may take MPHP 431: Statistical Methods I in place of MPHP 405)