Public Health


About the Program  CEPH

The Tennessee State University Master of Public Health within the College of Health Sciences is committed to the education of students and public health professionals in practice, research, and life-long learning. The Master of Public Health Program seeks to train professionals who will work to preserve and promote the health of local, state, national, and international populations through a focus on cultural competency. The MPH program requires completion of 42 semester credit hours and offers two (2) tracks: Behavioral Science/Public Health Science and Cultural Competency.

PROGRAM OF STUDY  

The MPH program requires completion of 42 semester credit hours. The Program offers two (2) tracks: Behavioral Science and Health Education and Cultural Competency.  

Major Field Core: Both tracks, 24 hours  

PUBH 5010 - Biostatistics

3

PUBH 5020 - Environmental Health Science

3

PUBH 5100 - Principles of Epidemiology

3

PUBH 5110 - Management & Public Health Policy

3

PUBH 5120 - Behavioral Science and Public Health

3

PUBH 6000 - Public Health Field Placement

3

PUBH 6030 - Cultural Competency I

3

PUBH 6100 - Capstone Project

3

Total Credit Hours

24 Hours

Concentrations(s): Fifteen (15) credit hours are required (9 in the concentration and 6 electives) for both the Behavioral Science and Health Education and Cultural Competency Concentrations.  

Concentration I (Behavioral Science & Health Education, 15 hours) (other courses with consent of advisor):
The Behavioral Science/ Public Health Science Concentration emphasizes traditional core competencies of public health to enable students to become more effective public health practitioners.

PUBH 6070 - Bioterrorism & Disaster Preparedness*

3

PUBH 6160 - Principles of Health Education*

3

PUBH 6170 - Program Development & Evaluation*

3

Two Program Electives - (chosen from list of recommended electives below)

6

One (1) Elective from outside of department with advisor's approval

3

*Note: Courses with an asterisk are required for this concentration

18 hrs + 24 hours

 

 Concentration II (Cultural Competency, 15 hours):
The Cultural Competency Concentration emphasizes the core competencies of public health and provides an in-depth examination, understanding, and analysis of diverse populations. Graduates in this concentration are trained to become competent public health practitioners who will develop and implement practices, and policies that respect and respond to the cultural diversity of communities in the United States and beyond.

PUBH 6050 - Understanding Health Disparities*

3

PUBH 6220 - Race, Ethnicity & Gender in Health Care*

3

PUBH 6300 - Cultural Competency II*

3

Two Program Electives - (chosen from list of recommended electives below)

6

One (1) Elective from outside of department with advisor's approval

3

*Note: Courses with an asterisk are required for this concentration

18 hrs + 24 hours

   

Recommended Electives for the Behavioral Science and Health Education & Cultural Competency Concentrations  

    

PUBH 6020 Health Communication

3

PUBH 6040 Public Health Ethics

3

PUBH 6090 Seminar: Critical Issues in Public Health

3

PUBH 6160 Principles of Public Health Education

3

PUBH 6230 HIV/AIDS and Public Health

3

PUBH 6260 Social Marketing

3

PUBH 6270 Multicultural Perspectives in Health & Health Care

3

 One (1) outside elective for each concentration may be selected from, or outside of this recommended list of courses with the advisor's approval (FINA6300, EDCI 5950, EDSE 5820/6820, MGMT 6300, etc.)

 


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