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Master of Public Health
Progression

Students complete 51 semester hours of degree requirements. This coursework includes successful completion of all core and cross-cutting competency, elective, practice, and capstone courses. The cumulative GPA in the MPH Program must be a 3.0 or better in order to graduate.

Plan of Study: Scope and Sequence of Master of Public Health Program

The MPH Curriculum incorporates three elements: core and cross-cutting competencies, electives, practice, and two capstone courses. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Standards structures this curriculum. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) guides the core and cross-cutting competencies. Courses generally run over 15 weeks in the fall and spring semesters and 7 to 10 weeks in the summer session. The following section details the length of the academic units in courses and credit hours organized in the curricular structures of core and cross-cutting competency, elective, practice, and capstone courses.

Structure, Courses and Credits

Core Knowledge (18 credits)

PHLT 520: Environmental Health and Program Design (3 credits)
PHLT 530: Public Health Leadership and Management (3 credits)
PHLT 635: Public Policy, Program Planning, and Evaluation (3 credits)
PHLT 637: Epidemiology (3 credits)
PHLT 704: Statistics and Biostatistics (3 credits)     
PHLT 705: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3 credits)          

Cross-Cutting Knowledge (18 credits)

PHLT 500: The Ethical Basis of the Practice of Public Health (3 credits)
PHLT 512: Informatics (3 credits)
PHLT 513: GIS Applications for Public Health (3 credits)
PHLT 540: Introduction to Public Health: Concepts of Health and Disease (3 credits)
PHLT 696: Grant Writing Seminar (3 credits)
PHLT 707: Community Health Promotion (3 credits)

Electives (Choose 1 elective- 3 credits)

PHLT 551: Urban Men’s Health (3)
PHLT 554: Public Health, AIDS, and Society (3)
PHLT 556: Reproductive Health for the Public Health Practitioner (3)
PHLT 557: Women, Gender, and Public Health (3)           
PHLT 558: Adolescent Health: Public Health Issues, Programs, and Policies (3)
PHLT 615: Violence Prevention and Control (3)
PHLT 630: Race, Ethnicity, and Public Health (3)

Public Health Practice (6 credits)

PHLT 750: Public Health Practice Experience I (120 hours) (3 credits)        
PHLT 751: Public Health Practice Experience II (120 hours) (3 credits)

Capstone (6 credits)

PHLT 752: Public Health Capstone/Culminating Experience I (3 credits)
PHLT 753: Public Health Capstone/Culminating Experience II (3 credits)

Plan of Study

Year 1

Fall (6 credits)
PHLT 540: Introduction to Public Health: Concepts of Health and Disease
PHLT 704: Statistics and Biostatistics

Spring (6 credits)
PHLT 512: Informatics
PHLT 637: Epidemiology

Summer (6 credits)
PHLT 513: GIS Applications for Public Health
PHLT 635: Public Policy, Program Planning, and Evaluation

Year 2

Fall (6-9 credits)
PHLT 530: Public Health Leadership and Management
PHLT 705: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health  
Elective (optional)

Spring (6-9 credits)
PHLT 500: The Ethical Basis of the Practice of Public Health
PHLT 707: Community Health Promotion          
Elective (optional)
                     
Summer (6 credits)
PHLT 520: Environmental Health and Program Design
PHLT 696: Grant Writing Seminar 

Year 3

Fall (6 credits)
PHLT 750: Public Health Practice Experience I (120 hours)
PHLT 752: Public Health Capstone/Culminating Experience I

Spring (6 credits)
PHLT 751: Public Health Practice Experience II (120 hours)
PHLT 753: Public Health Capstone/Culminating Experience II


Holly Harner, Ph.D.,  MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC
Holly Harner, Ph.D., MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC
Assistant Professor and Director

Master of Public Health Program
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1865
Fax 215.951.1896
E-mail: mph@lasalle.edu

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