Planning for MPH Study

pile of bookA total of 14 course units (cu) are required for graduation. There are 9 CU of PUBH core courses and 5 elective options. Two of the 5 elective options must be taken under the PUBH prefix to fulfill the residency requirement for 11 PUBH cu. Full time students must enroll in 3.0 to 4.0 cu per semester and are expected to complete the MPH in 2 years. A 3-year part-time study option is also available where students may enroll in 2 cu per semester. Examples of full time and part time plans are outlined below. PUBH 503, PUBH 505, and PUBH 507 are presently only offered in the fall term and the majority of the PUBH electives are offered in the spring term. Enrollment in summer term is optional. A supervised fieldwork experience (125 hours) is also required. Click here for more information on the fieldwork experience.


Sample Plan #1: Generalist Track for Full Time MPH Study

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1 Fall 2 Spring 2
PUBH 502 PUBH 506   PUBH 505 PUBH 508-2
PUBH 501 PUBH 504   PUB 507 Elective 4
PUBH 503 Elective 2   PUBH 508-1 Elective 5
Elective 1 Elective 3      
4.0 CU 4.0 CU   3.0 CU 3.0 CU

Sample Plan #2: Generalist Track for Full Time MPH Study

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1 Fall 2 Spring 2
PUBH 501 PUBH 502 Elective 1 PUBH 505 PUB 508-2
PUBH 507 PUBH 504 Elective 2 PUB 508-1 Elective 4
PUBH 503 PUBH 506   Elective 3 Elective 5
3.0 CU 3.0 CU 2.0 CU 3.0 CU 3.0 CU

Sample Plan #3: Generalist Track for Full Time MPH Study

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1 Fall 2 Spring 2
PUBH 501 PUBH 508-1   PUBH 503 PUBH 508-1
PUBH 502 Elective 1   PUB 505 Elective 4
PUBH 504 Elective 2   PUB 507 Elective 5
PUBH 506     Elective 3  
4.0 CU 3.0 CU   4.0 CU 3.0 CU

Sample Plan #4: Generalist Track for Part Time MPH Study

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1
PUBH 501 PUBH 502 Elective 1
PUBH 503 PUBH 504  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU 1.0 CU
Fall 2 Spring 2 Summer 2
PUBH 505 PUBH 508-1 Elective 3
PUBH 506 Elective 2  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU 1.0 CU
Fall 3 Spring 3 --
Elective 4 PUBH 508-2  
PUBH 507 Elective 5  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU  

Sample Plan #5: Generalist Track for Part Time MPH Study

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1
PUBH 501 PUBH 502 Elective 2
PUBH 503 Elective 1  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU 1.0 CU
Fall 2 Spring 2 Summer 2
PUBH 504 PUBH 5061 Elective 4
PUBH 507 Elective 3  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU 1.0 CU
Fall 3 Spring 3 --
PUBH 508-1 PUBH 508-2  
PUBH 505 Elective 5  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU  

Sample Plan #6: Generalist Track for Part Time MPH Study

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1
PUBH 501 PUBH 504 Elective 2
PUBH 502 Elective 1  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU 1.0 CU
Fall 2 Spring 2 Summer 2
PUBH 503 PUBH 508-1 elective 4
PUBH 506 Elective 3  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU 1.0 CU
Fall 3 Spring 3 --
PUBH 507 PUBH 508-2  
PUBH 505 Elective 5  
2.0 CU 2.0 CU