Graduate 2020-2021

Public Health M.P.H. - Community Health Education Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

See “Public Health M.P.H.

Degree Requirements — 42 Credits

Required Major Credits — 33 hours

CH 509Behavior Change Theories

3

CH 520Foundations in Public Health

2

CH 530Strategies for Community Health Promotion

3

CH 535Effective Community Health Engagement

3

CH 550Environmental Health

3

CH 610Program Planning and Evaluation

3

CH 612Statistical Applications in Public Health

3

CH 620Epidemiology

3

CH 635Policy, Advocacy, Leadership & Management in Community Health

3

CH 686MPH Masters Project

2

CH 693MPH Practicum

2

CH 520: This course is offered through CSPH as PUBH 6600.

Select one of the following courses:

CH 615Methods in Public Health Research and Evaluation

3

SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research

3

Required Elective Credits — 9 hours

There are numerous elective courses available through UNC's Community Health Program, as well as through the Colorado School of Public Health. The elective suggestions provided below are for students who may want to focus their education in a specialization area. All elective credits are selected with consent of advisor.

Electives for Specialization Area of Coordinated School Health:

CH 525Contemporary Issues in School Health

3

EDF 500Conceptions of Schooling

3

Electives for Specialization Area of Gerontology may be selected from:

GERO 560Community Resources for Older Adults

3

GERO 625Psychosocial Aspects of Aging

3

GERO 635Social Policies of Aging

3

GERO 640Health Aspects of Gerontology

3

Students must complete 150 practicum field hours and successfully complete a capstone experience (formal report and public presentation) which incorporates core competencies with the practicum experience. Students may also pursue a thesis option in lieu of 6 elective hours upon consultation and approval by their faculty advisor. Completion and presentation of a capstone project satisfies the completion of the comprehensive exam.

CU Denver, on behalf of the School, will confer the professional degrees (MPH, DrPH) with each Party's signature and seal shown on the diploma. Final recommendations about students' eligibility for graduation will be made by the Dean of the School or designee, who will forward the recommendations as specified in the policies of the CU Board of Regents, CSU Board of Governors and UNC Board of Trustees.