MPH, Concentration in Rural Public Health Practice
The specialty curriculum of the Rural Public Health Practice degree provides students with in depth training in core public health concepts and in particular the public health issues that are present in populations living and working in rural areas. While the specialty track is available to any student seeking an MPH degree, it is intended to target individuals who are already working in the field of public health, especially outside of the central Arkansas region. As such, many of the specialty track required courses are available periodically in a “distance accessible” format that will lessen the need for students to travel physically to the COPH campus in Little Rock.
This program is supported by the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Completion of all course requirements, including the two final projects (preceptorship and culminating experience), ensures that graduates have attained the MPH core competencies and the MPH with a specialty in Rural Public Health Practice competencies:
Biology Competency Requirement: Students are required to pass all 3 exams or successfully complete the courses prior to or within the first semester of coursework. Courses do NOT count toward the minimum 42 credit hours for the MPH degree. View more information on Public Health Biology Competency exam.