The curriculum of the Rural, and Global Public Health concentration provides students with in-depth training in the most urgent and complex public health issues present in populations living and working in rural areas, whether nationally or internationally. The curriculum addresses how anthropogenic climate change is affecting the health of vulnerable communities. Students will be provided the opportunity to develop a knowledge base and skillset to address how they can work alongside communities to develop climate resiliency. The 42-unit program, available to any student seeking an MPH degree, also includes training in core public health concepts.
The courses required for this concentration are available in a distance accessible web-based format using Blackboard. This allows a student to enter and complete this program from home or any other remote location. As a fully online program, this program is subject to in-state tuition and reduced fees for all students.
Students will complete two final projects: The Applied Practice Experience (APE) preceptorship, and the Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) culminating experience. Completion of all course requirements, including the two final projects, ensures that graduates have attained the MPH core competencies and the MPH with a concentration in Climate, Rural, and Global Public Health competencies.
MPH in Rural, and Global Public Health Program Competencies
This program is supported by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
View Information and Application Requirements for MPH Program
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. These courses do not count toward the minimum 42 credit hours for the MPH degree. View more information on Public Health Biology Competency exam.
COPH Writing Workshop Requirement: All students who enter the College of Public Health will be required to complete a Writing and Reasoning Skills Assessment at the beginning of their first semester. The assessment will identify strengths and weaknesses and highlight opportunities for improvement. Students who do not meet a predetermined score will be required to complete an online Public Health Writing Workshop course. This course will address the fundamentals of good writing, writing with scholarly sources, revision strategies, and other topics in the interest of improving student writing skills.
For more information, contact Instructor Chris Fettes email@example.com.
Recommended Course Schedule for MPH Concentration in Rural, and Global Public Health (CRGPH)
Full-Time Enrollment – Guide for Students Starting Fall Semester
Fall Year 1
COPH 5003: Introduction to Public Health (3)
ENVH 5102: Environmental Health Sciences (3)
COPH 5146: Rural and Global Public Health Practice (3)
Spring Year 1
BIOS 5013: Biostatistics I (3)
EPID 5322: Epidemiology I (3)
COPH 5023: Climate Change and Public Health (3)
Summer Year 1
HBHE 5103: Health Behavior and Health Education (3)
Selective: ENVH 5404: Public Health Microbiology (3)
Fall Year 2
HPMT 5103: The Health Care System (3)
ENVH 5447 Geographic Information Systems in Public Health (3)
COPH 5989: Applied Practice Experience (3)
Spring Year 2
COPH 5421: Rural and Global Health Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment (3)
COPH 5991: Integrative Learning Experience Seminar (1)
COPH 5992: Integrative Learning Experience Project (2)
*Elective must be approved by MPH advisor; common electives include:
REGS 6013: FDA Regulations (3)
EPID 5322: Epidemiology II (3)
BIOS 5212: Biostatistics II (3)
HBHE 5214: Advanced Concepts in Human Sexuality (3)
For More Information
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