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Health Policy and Management

MSPH Program Curriculum 2017/18

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

Summer Term
550.860.82 Academic & Research Ethics Introduction to On-line Learning Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: VAWA and Title IX For Students Plagiarism Prevention Training

Year One
140.621.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health I
140.622.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health II
140.623.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health III
140.624.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health IV
300.651.01 Introduction to the US Health Care System
300.712.01 Formulating Policy: Strategies and Systems of Policymaking in the 21st Century
300.713.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I
302.610.01 State Healthcare Policy
306.650.01 Public Health and the Law
306.662.01 Public Health Agencies: Law, Policy & Practice
308.867.01 MSPH Seminar in Health Policy (all four terms)
312.603.01 Fundamentals of Budgeting and Financial Management
318.623.01 Social Policy for Vulnerable Populations in the U.S.
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I Economics of Environment or Social/Behavioral Required Elective (terms 2-4)

Year Two

308.810.01 Field Placement (all four terms)

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.

Students must complete one of the following options FROM EACH CATEGORY to meet the required Social and Behavioral Sciences, Economics 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

410.615.01 Research Design in the Social & Behavioral Sciences
410.620.81 Program Planning for Health Behavior Change
410.651.01 Health Literacy: Challenges & Strategies for Effective Communication

Course options to meet Environmental Health Requirement

182.625.81 Principles of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene
180.628.81 Introduction to Environmental & Occupational Health Law
180.660.01 Introductory Principles of Environmental Health 

Course options to meet the Economics Requirement

313.610.01 Health Economics for Managers
313.630.01 Economic Evaluation I
313.641.81 Introduction to Health Economics
313.643.01 Health Economics I
313.790.81 Introduction to Economic Evaluation