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Wright State University    
 
    
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Public Health, MPH


 

Program Description:

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is pleased to offer the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, a graduate program for leaders in public health. Both a generalist track and a health promotion and education concentration are available. The M.P.H. program is founded on the principles of community-academic partnership, with the strength of seven Colleges/Schools at Wright State University, collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, and participation with 24 health districts throughout a sixteen county region.

The program is the first in the nation to incorporate a community-based, interdisciplinary educational program in public health with this particular combination of colleges and schools. While grounded in traditional classroom instruction, distance learning plays a key role in the program. The program is responsive to the educational needs of working professionals in southwestern Ohio who serve over 2.8 million residents.

Visit the MPH website at http://www.med.wright.edu/mph (http://www.med.wright.edu/mph)

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School. Minimum graduate school requirements include an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 grading scale). Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores must be submitted, except for applicants with an earned graduate or advanced professional degree from an accredited college or university in the US or Canada. (USMLE scores will not be accepted in lieu of the GRE.) Minimum GRE scores accepted are Verbal 350 (test taken prior to August 2011)/ 143 (test taken after August 2011) and Quantitative 455 (test taken prior to August 2011)/ 143 (test taken after August 2011).

Additional MPH Requirements for Admissions:

Students must submit: (1) a personal statement of interest addressing career goals and objectives; (2) two letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to an applicant’s professional or academic experience, (3) a current resume/CV, (4) a completed graduate application form, and (5) official GRE test scores, as indicated above.

Facilities:

The MPH program faculty and classrooms have designated space within the Center for Global Health which is located off campus at Research Park in Kettering, Ohio (3123 Research Blvd., Suite 200).

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Have mastery of core public health competencies: biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral determinants of health, environmental health, and health administration and policy
  • Have completed 200 practical contact hours in a public health-related work setting
  • Have additional specialization through electives organized around concentration areas: emergency preparedness, global health, health promotion and education, and public health management
  • Have a culminating experience which develops the ability to synthesize, summarize, present, and discuss a project selected by the student

For additional information:

Generalist Track


Program Requirements:


Required Courses: 24 Hours


Electives: 18 Hours


Select from:

Total: 42


Health Promotion and Education


Program Requirements:


Five core courses will be offered and must be completed by all students admitted to the program. Each student will select one concentration area of study and complete a minimum of 18 hours of study in that area. A practice placement is typically completed during the second year of study. Each student will work with the practice placement course director and a site preceptor. The second component of the applied learning is the culminating experience project. Each student will work with the culminating experience course director to develop an appropriate applied project. The applied project will include elements from the core courses as well as mastery of the concentration area of study. The student will have a primary program committee including an academic chair and one additional university faculty member or community representative. Program committee members will work closely with students in the development and completion of the project. The culminating experience has three primary components: a proposal, a written applied project paper, and an oral presentation.

Program Core and Electives


Core Graduate Courses

Health Promotion and Education Concentration Electives

Practice Placement

Applied Project/Problem Paper

Total: 42 Hours


Population Health Concentration


Program Requirements:


Program Core and Electives


Core Graduate Courses

Electives

Practice Placement


Applied Project/Problem Paper


Total: 42 Hours