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2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Health (MPH)

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Offered at South University, Online Programs.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at South University is a 56-credit program designed to educate students about areas of critical importance to local, national, and international public health challenges. The MPH program is organized around a curriculum which consists of core competencies, specialization courses, electives, and a practicum experience. This program covers a broad range of topics to help develop each student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in Public Health Practice arenas leading public health professionals.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MPH program, student should be able to:

  • Articulate and utilize core public health concepts in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, health services administration, and environmental health.
  • Identify and assess the public health conditions, including assets and deficiencies, of populations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and services designed to address public health conditions.
  • Understand and employ an “ecological approach” to public health, with emphasis on the linkages and relationships among the multiple determinants of health to assure conditions that protect and promote the health of populations.
  • Identify and analyze health disparities and design appropriate and culturally competent prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Apply theory and knowledge in field-based settings, as evidenced by a competency level of knowledgeable to proficient across the eight competency domains for public health professionals:
    1. Analytical assessment.
    2. Policy development/program planning.
    3. Communication.
    4. Cultural competency.
    5. Community dimension of practice.
    6. Basic public health sciences.
    7. Financial planning and management.
    8. Leadership and systems thinking.
  • Demonstrate skills in public health research and communication.
  • Apply critical thinking skills within the context of public health policy, practice, and research.

Master of Public Health Degree Program: 56 Credits


Maryland residents are not eligible to enroll in an internship, externship, practicum, or field experience course. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

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