ONLINE MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

MPH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (online program)
The MPH program strives for academic excellence in training students to become culturally competent public health professionals who will provide leadership, innovation and technical expertise in addressing the health concerns of the poor and underserved. The MPH Program requires course work in the five core areas of environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, and the behavioral sciences and health education. In addition to receiving a strong foundation in these core disciplines, traditional MPH students will gain additional depth through coursework in a chosen specialized area of public health, as well as through field experience and a public health internship. Additional requirements, before the awarding of the MPH degree, include the conduct of an applied public health research project and the passing of a written comprehensive exam.

Required Coursework
See listing of didactic MPH coursework for the core courses and the specialization courses in the MPH Student Handbook.

Requirements for Admission
♣ The University Requirements for Admission can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website
♣ In addition to the minimum university requirements, the Institute Public Health requires a statement of interest and three written letters of recommendation. Online MPH applicants must also have a minimum of three years of health related experience. For the DrPH, applicants must also have a master’s degree.

Online MPH Curriculum
MPH Student Handbook

ONSITE MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

MPH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
The MPH program strives for academic excellence in training students to become culturally competent public health professionals who will provide leadership, innovation and technical expertise in addressing the health concerns of the poor and underserved. The MPH Program requires course work in the five core areas of environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, and the behavioral sciences and health education. In addition to receiving a strong foundation in these core disciplines, traditional MPH students will gain additional depth through coursework in a chosen specialized area of public health, as well as through field experience and a public health internship. Additional requirements, before the awarding of the MPH degree, include the conduct of an applied public health research project and the passing of a written comprehensive exam.

Required Coursework
See listing of didactic MPH coursework for the core courses and the specialization courses in the MPH Student Handbook.

Requirements for Admission
♣ The University Requirements for Admission can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website
♣ In addition to the minimum university requirements, the Institute Public Health requires a statement of interest and three written letters of recommendation. Online MPH applicants must also have a minimum of three years of health related experience. For the DrPH, applicants must also have a master’s degree.

Onsite MPH Curriculum
MPH Student Handbook

DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program in the Institute of Public Health is designed primarily for those individuals planning careers involving public health professional practice, teaching, or research. This degree program provides training for the effective conduction or supervision of research and integration of new knowledge and techniques into community and/or public health practice. Thus, the primary emphasis of the DrPH program is to prepare practicing professionals in the application of research methods and provide a foundation for solving public health issues. Currently, the DrPH program is a MINIMUM 60-credit or aMINIMUM 78-credit hour program offered in two areas: (1) Behavioral Science and Health Education and (2) Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Concentration
The FAMU DrPH offers concentrations in the public health disciplines of behavioral science and health education and epidemiology and biostatistics.

Coursework Requirements
The courses required for the DrPH program will differ based on the area of concentration and whether the doctoral student has received a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from an accredited college or university.

Prerequisites
All doctoral students MUST complete the coursework that covers the MPH core. If the student has an MPH from an accredited college or university, the student should complete a MINIMUM 60-credit hours required for the DrPH program. However, if the student does not have an MPH degree or has not completed the MPH core requirements, the student will be required to enroll in the MINIMUM 78-credit hours for completing the DrPH program.

Required Coursework
See listing of didactic coursework for Behavioral Science and Health Education (Appendix A) and Epidemiology/Biostatistics (Appendix B in the Dr.PH Student Handbook).

Requirements for Admission
♣ The University Requirements for Admission can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website
♣ In addition to the minimum university requirements, the Institute Public Health requires a statement of interest and three written letters of recommendation. Online MPH applicants must also have a minimum of three years of health related experience. For the DrPH, applicants must also have a master’s degree.

DrPH Curriculum
DrPH Handbook

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