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Core MPH Courses

Program Summary:

Typically a student can complete the MPH degree in a period of two years after earning 42 credit hours (Students who began the program before Fall Semester 2015 must complete an additional core course; PH Evidence Based, for a total of 45 credit hours). It is possible to complete the MPH degree in one year by registering for full time coursework ever semester including the summer.

The University of Cincinnati MPH degree’s curriculum consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of coursework.

Core Courses:
  • 15 credit hours
  • Concentration Courses: minimum of 18 credit hours (required and elective courses)
  • Practicum & Culminating Experience: 9 credit hours

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Biostatistics Concentration

Program Summary:

The biostatistics concentration of the MPH degree prepares students to take positions as a statistical consultant, a data analyst, or a project manager in health related organizations such as pharmaceutical companies, state and federal health care organizations, research establishments focusing on clinical trials, statistical consulting companies, and academic establishments requiring bio-statistical support. The University of Cincinnati MPH program is a highly competitive graduate degree program accepting candidates who demonstrate capacity and motivation to take positions within local, state, national, and international organizations promoting the health of the public.

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Environmental Public Health Concentration

Program Summary:

The environmental public health concentration prepares students to take and/or advance careers in public health related fields. Graduates of the MPH with a concentration in environmental health are appropriately trained to assume leadership positions in agencies including, but not limited to, the Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health, local health departments, state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, non-profit agencies and for-profit agencies.

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Epidemiology Concentration

Program Summary:

The epidemiology concentration provides training in the design of human population studies, clinical studies, population disease surveillance, human subject ethics, risk assessment, risk communication, basic biostatistics and data analysis. The epidemiology concentration of the MPH program prepares students to take positions as project manager, research study coordinator, or technical specialist in health related organizations, such as those with a focus on population health assessment, or research programs focusing on population factors related to health outcomes or clinical trials, in local, state or federal government, academic institutions or private enterprises.

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Health Education & Promotion Concentration

Program Summary:

The Health Education concentration prepares students for health education positions within public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, business and industry, and healthcare associated organizations. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). The University of Cincinnati MPH program is a highly competitive graduate degree program accepting candidates who demonstrate the capacity and motivation to develop Health Education programs and take leadership within organizations promoting the public’s health. The faculty members are well known at local, state, national, and international levels and are well prepared to provide students with the knowledge and skills to function as effective health education professionals.

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Health Services Management Concentration

Program Summary:

The health services management concentration prepares students to take and/or advance to leadership positions within public health, healthcare and associated human services organizations. Focus areas within the concentration include management skill development, global health, leadership, informatics, quality improvement, innovation, community health development, policy development, advocacy, and overarching organizational strategy development and implementation.

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Occupational Public Health Concentration

Program Summary:

The OPH concentration prepares students to take or advance careers in Occupational Health. In the case of Occupational Medicine residents, completion of their MPH degree with an OPH concentration fulfills important requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as well as the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) as residents prepare for their board certification in Preventive Medicine with a specialty in Occupational Medicine. In the case of Non-Medical residents who are pursuing the MPH degree with a concentration in Occupational Public Health; these non-residents will have different core requirements from residents but will share many classes as well as the practicum experiences with the Occupational Medicine residents. Graduates of the University of Cincinnati MPH program with an OPH concentration are appropriately trained to assume leadership positions in settings that include: government agencies, universities, corporate medical departments, hospital-based occupational medicine departments, insurance companies, and ambulatory occupational medicine practices.

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