MPH-PEP Curriculum

Building on the collective experience of its students, MPH-PEP courses provide a practical education concentrating on improving population health through the integration of the public health and health care systems. The program requires a minimum of 42 credit hours and includes both foundational public health courses and required specialization courses. The full course listing is below or review the complete 2021-2022 Curriculum Guide.

The Integrated Foundational MPH Courses (12 credits):

  • Methods in Quantitative Data Analysis (PUBHLTH 6001)
  • History, Values and Essential Services of the U.S. Public Health System (PUBHLTH 6002)
  • Methods in Public Health Planning and Evaluation (PUBHLTH 6003)
  • Essentials of Population Health (PUBHTLH 6004)

Required specialization courses (19 credits):

  • Public Health Leadership and Organizational Behavior (PUBHHMP 6615)
  • Project Management for Health Care and Public Health (PUBHHMP 6630) 
  • Health Economics for Experienced Professionals (PUBHHMP 7624) 
  • Strategic Change for Public Health and Population Health Management (PUBHHMP 7632) 
  • Operations Management and System Design (PUBHHMP 7683) 
  • Economic Evaluation of Population Health Programs (PUBHHMP 7603) 
  • Systems Integration to Improve Population Health

Elective courses (6 credits):

Students may choose six credits of elective courses. Courses other than those listed below require approval from the program director.

  • Community Engagement and Collaborative Community Problem‐Solving (PUBHHBP 6535) 
  • Leveraging Healthcare Data for Practice and Policy Change (PUBHHMP 6625) 
  • Critical Appraisal of Population Health Evidence (PUBHHMP 6620)

Practice-Based Experiences (5 credits):

  • The Applied Practice Experience in Public Health (2 credits)
  • Integrative Learning Experience Preparation Seminar and Integrative Learning Experience in Public Health (3 credits)

2021-2022 course calendar