PA/MSPH Curriculum

In addition to the PA curriculum, a minimum of 32 credit hours must be completed to earn a PA/MSPH degree.

Fall
PUBH 540 – Statistical Methods I (3)
PUBH 525 – Overview of Rural Health (3)
PUBH 580 – Health Policy & Management (3)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 11 credit hours

Spring
PUBH 560 – Epidemiology (3)
PUBH 520 – Health Education & Promotion (3)
PUBH 682 – Ethical Issues in Public Health (2)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 10 credit hours

Summer
PUBH 541 – Community Health Assessment & Evaluation (3)
PUBH 550 – Environmental Health (3)
PUBH 690 – Research Project (3)
PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (1)
PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (1)
Total: 11 credit hours

Electives

Ten hours of MSPH elective credit is awarded for completion of two clinical rotations in public health settings (local health departments, Bureau of Prisons. USPHS clinics, Indian Health Services, rural health centers, etc.). While fulfilling requirements for the clinical rotation, in order to receive elective credit in the MSPH program students must also propose and complete a “Public Health Synthesis” project, which includes public health research, health education programs, or other activities which focus on the broader concerns of public health within which public health clinicians operate.