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Health, Behavior and Society

MSPH Required Curriculum

Students must complete a minimum of 64 credits, which includes both required (see table below) and elective courses, in order to become eligible for the field placement. The field placement (minimum of six months) provides students with an opportunity, under supervision, to apply the knowledge and skills from the classroom to professional health education, promotion and communication practice.

Health Education and Health Communication Requirements

Substantive AreaCourse Number
Course Title  (credits)                                                                                                                                
Theory410.600Fundamentals of Health, Behavior & Society (4)

Planning and Implementation

410.620
410.630
 
or
410.654
 
​410.655
Prog Plan Health Beh Change (3) and 
Implementation and Sustainability of CBPH (3)
or 
Health Communication Programs I (4) and
Health Communication Programs II  (4)
Program Evaluation
410.615
or
380.611
Research Design in the SBS (3)
or
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation (4)
Communication
410.650
 
410.651
 
Intro Persuasive Comm: Theory & Practice (4) 
Health Literacy: Challenges & Strategies (3)
Professional Development
410.865
410.866
410.867
MSPH Seminar in HE&HC (1)
Careers in HE&HC (1)
MSPH Field Placement Preparation (1) 

Core Public Health Requirements

Substantive AreaCourse NumberCourse Title (credits)                                                                                                                                              
Environmental Health

180.601.81
180.609
180.611

180.660
 
Choose one:
Environmental Health (5)
Principles of Environmental Health (4)
The Global Environmental and Public Health (3)
Introductory Princ of Environmental Health (3)
Epidemiology340.721
Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health (5)
Biostatistics
140.611
140.612
or
140.621.01

140.622.01
Statistical Reasoning I  (3) and
Statistical Reasoning II  (3)   
or
Statistical Methods I  + 140.921 lab (4) and
Statistical Methods II  + 140.922 lab (4)
Health Services Administration Choice of one of eleven courses (3-5)
Ethics
550.860.82
Academic and Research Ethics (0)