BS/MPH in Public Health

The five-year public health program allows students to earn both the BS and MPH degrees giving them strong credentials for entry into the public health field.

Curriculum

Undergraduate public health majors enrolled in the combined BS/MPH program have the opportunity to take graduate courses in the MPH program during their final undergraduate year. These courses count toward both their BS and MPH, allowing these students to earn two degrees in a shorter amount of time than it would to earn them separately. Both degrees will be awarded at the end of the fifth year of study.

Admission into program:

  • Interested students should plan to apply during the spring semester of their junior year.
  • Eligible: public health majors only.
  • Deadline to apply: January 15.
  • Decision notification: March 1.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application. (The application will be available for download March 18, 2016.)
  • At least a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • Personal Statement.
    • Applicants must submit a personal goal statement that answers the following questions: (1) What are your current public health-related career goals?, and (2) How will a MPH degree in Health Policy help you attain your career goals?
  • Interview. Applicants will be scheduled for interviews once their completed applications are submitted.

Public Health Undergraduate Courses(15 credit hours required)

  • HE 260 – Personal and Community Health (3 credits)
  • NUTR 304 – Nutrition in Health and Life Transitions (3 credits)
  • PH 190 – Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PH 195 – Global Health Issues (3 credits)
  • PH 488 – Internship (3 credits)

Six credit hours from the following:

  • GT 401 – Biology, Health, and Aging (3 credits)
  • GT 402 – Social Aspects of Aging (3 credits)
  • PHIL 121 – Introductory Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHIL 316 – Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • PSYC 229 – Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC 460 – Aging: The Individual & Society (3 credits)
  • EDUC 385 – Multicultural Understanding (3 credits)
  • PT 100 – Medical Terminology (3 credits)

Health Policy Emphasis:(9 credit hours required)

  • HSA 406 – Jurisprudence and Ethics (3 credits)
  • HSA 414 – Health Care Management & HR (3 credits)
  • HSA 420 – Health Care Planning & Marketing (3 credits)

Nutrition Emphasis:(15 credit hours required)

  • PH 340 – Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)
  • PH 400 – Food Science (3 credits)
  • EXSS 320 – Nutrition for Performance & Health(3 credits)
  • BIOL 110 – Microbiology (3 credits)
  • CHEM 240 – Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

Graduate Crossover Courses - taken during the fourth year(18 credit hours required)

  • PH 501 – Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PH 509 – Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • PH 515 – Health Behavior (3 credits)
  • PH 525 – Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • PH 542 – Health Systems and Policy (3 credits) (if student is pursuing health policy emphasis in undergrad)
  • PH 580 – Programs, Problems, and Policies in Public Health (3 credits)

Courses that will be taken during the fifth year:(24 credit hours required)

  • HSA 532 – Managed Care (3 credits)
  • PH 530 – Health Economics (3 credits)
  • PH 535 – Public Health Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • PH 540 – Strategic Management in Health Programs (3 credits)
  • PH 543 – Population-based Health (3 credits)
  • PH 547 – Survey Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PH 590 – Integrative Experience (3 credits)
  • PH 598 – Public Health Internship (3 credits)

Office Phone:
812-488-2210

Office E-mail:
pp42@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 220, Graves Hall