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Health Policy and Management

MSPH Program Curriculum
AY 2016/17

The MSPH program requires a minimum of 64 credits of didactic coursework to be completed in the first year of the program.

Summer Term AY 16/17
550.860.82 Academic & Research Ethics Introduction to On-line Learning Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Prevention Training Plagiarism Prevention Training

First Term
140.621.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health I (4)
308.867.01 MSPH Seminar (1)
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I (5)
318.603.01 Applied Microeconomics for Policy Making (3)
300.651.01 Introduction to the US Health Care System (4)

Second Term
140.622.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health II (4)
308.867.01 MSPH Seminar (1)
300.712.01 Formulating Policy (3)
308.602.01 Role of Government in Health Policy (3) Management or Environment or Social/Behavioral Required Elective (3)

Third Term
140.623.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health III (4)
302.610.01 State Healthcare Policy (3)
306.650.01 Public Health and the Law (3)
308.867.01 MSPH Seminar (1)
300.713.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I (3) Management or Environment or Social/Behavioral Required Elective (3)

Fourth Term
140.624.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health IV (4)
308.867.01 MSPH Seminar (1)
306.662.01 Public Health Agencies: Law, Policy & Practice (3) Management or Environment or Social/Behavioral Required Elective (3)

Students must complete one of the following options FROM EACH CATEGORY to meet the required Social and Behavioral Sciences, Management and Environmental Health distribution requirements by the conclusion of the 4th term of the first year.

Course options to meet Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement

2nd Term
410.615.01 Research Design in the Social & Behavioral Sciences (3)

3rd Term
330.661.81 Social, Psychological & Developmental Processes in the Etiology of Mental Disorders (3)
410.651.01 Health Literacy: Challenges & Strategies for Effective Communication (3)

4th Term
410.625.01 Injury Prevention: Behavioral Sciences Theories & Applications (3)
410.620.81 Program Planning for Health Behavior Change (3)

Course options to meet Environmental Health Requirement

3rd Term
180.629.01 Environmental & Occupational Health Law & Policy (4)
180.660.01 Introductory Principles of Environmental Health (3)

4th Term
180.628.81 Introduction to Environmental & Occupational Health Law (4)
182.625.81 Principles of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene (4)

Course options to meet the Management Requirement

1st Term
312.603.81 Fundamentals of Budgeting & Financial Management (3)

2nd Term
312.603.81 Fundamentals of Budgeting & Financial Management (3)
312.601.01 Fundamentals of Management for Health care Organizations (3)
313.610.01 Health Economics for Managers (3)

3rd Term
312.603.81 Fundamentals of Budgeting & Financial Management (3)
312.621.01 Strategic Planning (3)

A minimum of 64 credits, including all of the core requirements, must be satisfactorily completed in order to proceed to the second year field placement. Students can choose their remaining elective coursework in consultation with their program advisors; students are not permitted to register for more than 22 credits per term.

AY 17/18 All Four Terms
308.810.01 Field Placement (16)

Each term of the second year, students must register for the course MSPH Field Placement in Health Policy for 16 credits. It is the student’s responsibility to register for each term of field placement during normal registration periods. Any fees charged due to late registration are the student’s responsibility. Students are welcome to take additional courses either online or in-person during the 2nd year with permission of the program and the preceptor.