Master of Public Health Degree Competencies
Upon completion of the MPH Program, graduates will be able to:
- Analyze determinants of health and disease using an ecological framework.
- Apply epidemiologic methods to address scientific, ethical, economic, and political discussions related to public health issues.
- Apply descriptive and inferential statistical methods to inform public health research, practice, and policy.
- Identify genetic, physiologic, and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental hazards.
- Describe the legal and ethical bases for public health policy and health services.
- Apply the principles of program planning, development, budgeting, management, and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.
- Compare basic theories, concepts, and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines used in public health research and practice.
- Apply informatics and communication methods and resources as strategic tools to promote public health.
- Apply basic principles of ethical analysis (e.g. the Public Health Code of Ethics, human rights framework, other moral theories) to issues of public health practice and policy.
Health Disparities in Urban Communities Competencies
- Explain the socioeconomic and cultural factors that impact human health and result in common health disparities affecting urban communities.
- Analyze ethical issues surrounding research, risk, and public health interventions involving vulnerable and marginalized populations living and working in urban communities.
- Evaluate the extent to which principles of community based participatory research (CBPR) have been used in planning, development, and evaluation of public health programs and research with diverse populations.
- Articulate the role of public health leaders in advocating for culturally appropriate community engagement as a way to empower diverse communities and reduce health disparities.
- Apply effective communication skills (oral, written, electronic) to diverse audiences with linguistic and cultural proficiency and sensitivity.
- Evaluate how moral and ethical values shape and influence decision making, policy development, and health outcomes in urban communities.
- Assess the degree to which community based public health programs and strategies address health disparities in diverse urban communities.
- Demonstrate collaboration with community partners to prioritize individual, organizational, and community concerns related to reducing health disparities in urban communities.