MPH Curriculum

The MPH degree at CDU is a five-semester, minimum 45-credit hour, competency-based curriculum Students are admitted to the program in the Fall semester only under a fulltime cohort model.  The MPH program accepts up to 25 students per cohort per year. Courses are delivered during the evening hours (6 – 9 p.m.), convenient for working adult students. The 45-hour curriculum is structured as follows:

  • MPH 502: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health 
  • MPH 511: Principles of Epidemiology
  • MPH 512: Principles of Biostatistics
  • MPH 513: Program Planning and Evaluation
  • MPH 521: Environmental Determinants of Health
  • MPH 522: Social & Behavioral Theories in Public Health
  • MPH 523: Health Policy & Management
  • MPH 524: Community Engagement in Public Health
  • MPH 526: Health Communication and Data Visualization
  • MPH 527: Race, Cultural Competency and Health
  • MPH 581: Research Methods
  • MPH 590 Applied Learning Experience (APE)
  • MPH 595 Integrative Learning Experience

Electives

  • MPH 520 Public Health Biology
  • MPH 530 Conversation on Health and Politics
  • MPH 582A/B Thesis
  • MPH 583 Grant Proposal Development
  • MPH 584 Global Health Studies-The Cuban Health System Model