Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health consists of 42 semester credit hours; 33 core credits and 9 concentration credits and can be completed in 15 months by taking courses in an accelerated 7 week format. It is offered as a joint degree program with the University of Bridgeport. 

Our Professors are Public Health practitioners with a significant body of knowledge and years of experience. 

The program prepares its graduates for a variety of roles in public health administration, policy, and advocacy through content that engages both the science and practice of public health management.

 

MPH career options:

  • Policy analysis in health planning organizations and governmental agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Public Health Officer
  • Non Profit Executive Director
  • Epidemiologist
  • Congressional Staffer
  • Biostatistician
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Emergency management
  • Health insurance companies
  • Occupational health and safety services
  • Public Health education
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Healthcare Administrative and management positions in:
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • State and local health departments
    • Nursing homes
    • Mental health facilities

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Public Health is derived from the mission of Goodwin University. It has as its focus the educational preparation of students to become Public Health Practitioners who are lifelong learners. The Program provides an atmosphere whereby its diverse student population can grow intellectually by promoting critical thinking skills, personal development, and community involvement. The Public Health curriculum provides an educational foundation upon which each student may continue to build his/her professional public health career by integrating theory and research into public health practice.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program the learner will be able to:

  1. Develop a practitioners understanding of Global, National, Regional and Local Public Health issues.
  2. Identify as well as apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative data collection methods to analyze and describe public health problems.
  3. Apply epidemiologic methods to analyze patterns of disease and discuss application to control problems.
  4. Understand the relationship between environmental factors and community health; discuss remediation for environmental health problems.
  5. Apply principles of leadership, policy development, budgeting and program management in the planning implementation and evaluation of health programs for individuals and populations.
  6. Identify behavioral, social and cultural factors that influence individual and group health and health disparities.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the University’s requirements of all graduate program applications, students interested in the Master of Public Health must also:

  • Complete the graduate program application.

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Submit Official transcripts verifying receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the equivalent of this degree from another country

  • Complete a statement of goals.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all MPH program curriculum requirements. Graduate programs require that all grades applied toward the degree be “C” or better. The grade of “C- “cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. The minimum cumulative grade point average necessary to continue graduate studies is 3.0 and the minimum semester grade point average to continue graduate studies is 2.0.

Curriculum

Core Requirements

MPH 501Introduction to Public Health

3

MPH 502Principles of Epidemiology

3

MPH 503Biostatistics

3

MPH 504Public Health Policy

3

MPH 505Research Methods

3

MPH 506Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health

3

MPH 507Introduction to Environmental Health

3

MPH 508Global Public Health

3

MPH 510Emergency Management Health Issues

3

MPH 511Occupational Health

3

MPH 512Infectious Diseases

3

Choose one concentration: 

Global Health Concentration

MPH 520Global Health Issues

3

MPH 521Program Planning for Global Health

3

MPH 522Essentials of Economics and Finance for Global Health

3

Community Health Concentration

MPH 530Community Health Sciences

3

MPH 531Program Planning, Research and Evaluation for Community Health

3

MPH 532Urban Health and Social Policy

3

Health Policy and Management Concentration

MPH 540Health Economics and U.S. Policy

3

MPH 541Public Health Law

3

MPH 542Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy

3

Total Credit Hours: 42