Course Curriculum

Master of Public Health

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) curriculum develops a public health orientation in students and equips graduates with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to succeed in health care and allied systems. The MPH at EWU is a semester-based program that emphasizes leadership in the public health arena.

Curriculum and Requirements

Public Health, Master of Public Health (MPH)

Note: to apply for this program, an individual must have an undergraduate degree and GPA 3.0 meeting the EWU graduate school requirements;

Required Core
PUBH 500SORIENTATION TO PUBLIC HEALTH2
PUBH 515SHEALTH SYSTEMS 4
PUBH 520SPRINCIPLES AND SKILLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 2
PUBH 540SHEALTH POLICY AND LAW4
PUBH 560SFOUNDATIONS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY3
PUBH 561SSOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
PUBH 563SRESEARCH, BIOSTATISTICS AND OTHER WAYS OF ‘KNOWING’3
PUBH 564SENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RESPONSE3
PUBH 565SCOMBATTING HEALTH INEQUALITIES3
PUBH 572SHEALTH RISK MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE3
PUBH 573SHEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING, EVALUATION AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT3
PUBH 582SPROFESSIONALISM IN PUBLIC HEALTH 2
PUBH 585SAPPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL 11
PUBH 586SAPPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT PREPARATION 21
PUBH 587SAPPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT2
PUBH 595SINTERNSHIP (variable credit–must be repeated)6
Required Electives–choose one from the following2-3
SEMINAR IN PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS
SEMINAR IN HEALTH PROMOTION
EXPERIMENTAL
INDEPENDENT STUDY
SEMINAR IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
Total Credits47-48

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Student Learning Outcomes

  • analyze public health issues defining a variety of viable options;
  • apply concepts of public and private funding to public health initiatives;
  • assess the outcomes of programs addressing public health needs;
  • build public/private partnerships to address public health needs;
  • develop programs to meet assessed public health needs.

Sample Courses

PUBH 500S. ORIENTATION TO PUBLIC HEALTH. 2 Credits.

This course introduces students to the history and background of public health, including successes and failures. It aims to develop a public health orientation among students, and discusses public health issues, concepts and terminology.

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PUBH 540S. HEALTH POLICY AND LAW. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course begins with an overview of common policy perspectives, before moving on to discuss major relevant policy issues in the United States healthcare system and elsewhere. Healthcare policy impacting private and public entities including Medicare, Medicaid, Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Indian Health Services are examined. The course concludes with an examination of influencing policy development, including media and community initiatives.

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PUBH 565S. COMBATTING HEALTH INEQUALITIES. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course begins with an examination of health inequalities locally, nationally and globally. This is followed by an examination of competing explanations for the existence of such inequalities. Particular attention is paid to structural issues and racism and exclusion. The course then focuses on health promoting responses to inequalities at all relevant levels through focusing on an annual health issue (individual, group, community, neighborhood, city, state, national and international).

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PUBH 582S. PROFESSIONALISM IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course explores professionalism in public health. It focuses on self-presentation and workplace preparation.

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