Curriculum of the Public Health Program

The MPH Epidemiology degree plan includes a core set of requirements, but can be tailored to meet individual student’s interests and career goals.  Medical students earn the MPH as part of a five-year dual degree plan.  Medical residents and fellows can complete the curriculum in four academic terms of full-time study or may opt to complete the degree over two or more years of part-time study.  A single generalist, professional track is available.

Degree requirements include:    

Course Number

Course Title

Professor

Credit Hours

Semester

Public Health Core Courses

PHS 6347

Applied Statistical Methods

Jupiter

3

Fall 1

PHS 6330

Introduction to Epidemiology

Arcari

3

Fall 1

PHS 6015

Foundations in Public Health

Rudkin, Arcari, Kaul

6

Fall 1

 

 

 

12 subtotal

 

Epidemiology Required Courses

PHS 6333

Epidemiological Methods

Veeranki

3

Spring 1

PHS 6233

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Arcari

2

Spring 1

PHS 6234

Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Mutambudzi

2

Spring 1

PHS 6216

Injury Epidemiology

Mutambudzi

2

Spring 1

PHS 6296-006

Social Determinants of Health

Peek

2

Spring 1

PHS 6210

Introduction to Data Management

Chen

2

Fall 1

PHS 6324

Public Health Applications

Pennel

3

Spring 1

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Required Courses

MEHU 6101

Ethics of Scientific Research

Various

1

Summer 1

PHS 6426

Public Health Practice

Pennel

4

Summer 1

PHS 6098

Thesis

Various

9

Summer 1

 

 

 

14 subtotal

 

 

 

 

42 TOTAL

 

* Program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

*MPH students in the Aerospace Medicine Residency Program complete a different set of required courses

The curriculum includes courses in the core disciplines of public health and in topics relevant to blending the practice of preventive medicine and public health.  Students complete integrative applied learning experiences through the practice experience and the capstone project and report.

The practice experience is a mentored, applied experience in a community or government agency involved in public health practice. Students apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to a real world setting.  The practice experience has been an valuable mechanism for the MPH students, staff, and faculty to contribute to the broader community.

The capstone project (equivalent to a thesis project) includes a written paper and a public oral presentation.  The project addresses a topic of public health significance and should contribute to the knowledge base of preventive medicine and public health. The student exhibits the ability to integrate skills and competencies from across the curriculum to conduct evidence-based public health research.  

List of Graduate Courses

GSBS Population Health Science Courses

Contacts

Preventive Medicine Graduate Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

p. (409) 772-6635

Christine M. Arcari, PhD, MPH

Christine M. Arcari, PhD, MPH
Director, Public Health Graduate Program

Briley, Richard

Richard Briley, M.Ed.
Coordinator, Public Health Graduate Program

p. (409) 772-6635
 rlbriley@utmb.edu

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