Requirements

Requirements for Graduation

  1. Advancement to candidacy for the degree and approval of the specific program of study;
  2. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") or better, in all graduate course work and research fulfilling the requirements of the Master of Public Health and grades of "B-" or better in all coursework;
  3. A minimum of 56 units of approved graduate-level coursework included in the formal program, with no more than the required core courses transferred from an accredited MPH program elsewhere, and at least half of the units required for the degree gained from 600-level courses in Health Science and Human Ecology (HSCI);
  4. One of the following:
    1. Completion and presentation of an acceptable project,
    2. Completion and presentation of an acceptable thesis,
    3. Passing the comprehensive examination;
  5. The graduation writing requirement is met upon successful completion of the field experience report, project or thesis.
    • Note: Classified and conditionally classified graduate students in the MPH program must complete their degree requirements within seven years of initial admission to the degree program.

Degree Requirements (56 units)

Public Health Core (48 units)

  1. HSCI 602. Management, Organization, and Planning (4)
  2. HSCI 607. Cross-Cultural Aspects of Health (4)
  3. HSCI 608. Health Research Methods (4)
  4. HSCI 610. Social and Behavioral Influences on Public Health (4)
  5. HSCI 611. Public Health System Organization and Delivery (4)
  6. HSCI 612. Public Health Statistics (4)
  7. HSCI 616. Environmental and Occupational Health (4)
  8. HSCI 617. Epidemiology (4)
  9. HSCI 665. Strategic Planning and Management (4)
  10. HSCI 675. Administration Leadership, Team and Quality Development (4)
  11. 11 HSCI 685. Health Services Administration Capstone Seminar (4)
  12. Four units chosen from one of the following options:
    • Project
      1. HSCI 696. Project (4)
    • Thesis
      1. HSCI 699 Thesis (4)
    • Comprehensive Examination
      1. HSCI 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)
      2. Four units of HSCI courses approved by advisor.

Community Health Education (8 units)

  1. HSCI 614. Health Education Practice (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • HSCI 603. Health Economics and Financial Systems (4)
    • HSCI 605. Health Care Accounting and Financial Analysis (4)
    • HSCI 635. Communication and Human Relations in Health Services (4)
    • HSCI 645. Information and Technology Systems Management in Health Services (4)
    • HSCI 653. Health Law and Medical Ethics (4)
    • HSCI 689. Field Experience (2-8)

Health Science (HSCI) courses can be found on Page 497 in the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Coures.

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