Curriculum - 2017-2018 Matriculation

The M.P.H. degree requires a total of 20 course units. The M.P.H. in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) requires the student to complete or acquire an exemption from the following courses. Full time students must carry a minimum of 4 course units each semester. If a course is waived, a substitute course must be identified.

COURSE

TITLE

UNITS

TERM
OFFERED

TERM
TAKEN

NOTES

MPH CORE COURSES (7 course units)

BIS 505

Introduction to Statistical Thinking I

1

Fall

 

 

CDE/EMD 508

Principles of Epidemiology I

1

Fall

 

 

EPH 100

Professional Skills Seminar

n/a

Fall

 

 

EPH 515

Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction

n/a

Fall

 

 

EPH 520

Summer Internship (meets public health practice requirement)

n/a

Summer

 

 

EPH 525

Thesis

2

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

BIS 505

Introduction to Statistical Thinking II

1

Spring

 

 

CDE 534

Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology

1

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

EHS 503

Public Health Toxicology

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 507

Environmental Epidemiology

1

Fall

 

 

EHS 508

Assessing Exposures to Environmental Stressors

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 511

Principles of Risk Assessment

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 573

Epidemiological Issues in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

1

Spring

 

 

EHS 575

Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Medicine

1

Fall

 

 

One of the following:

HPM 510

Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems

1

Fall

 

 

HPM 560

Health Economics and U.S. Health Policy

1

Spring

 

 

 SBS DEPARTMENT REQUIRED COURSES (5 course units)

CDE 516

Principles of Epidemiology II (completed first year)

1

Spring

 

SBS 525

Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences (two semesters)

n/a

Fall/Spring

 

 

SBS 537

Social and Interpersonal Influences on Health

1

Spring

 

 

SBS 574

Developing a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention

1

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

CDE 580

Qualitative Research Methods

1

Spring

 

 

SBS 676

Questionnaire Development

1

Spring

 

 

One of the following:

SBS 531

Health and Aging

1

Fall

 

 

CDE 545

Health Disparities by Race and Social Class

1

Spring

 

 

SBS 568

Public Health Communications

1

Spring

 

 

CDE 572

Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle Interventions

1

Fall

 

 

SBS 573

Social and Cultural Factors in Mental Health and Illness

1

Fall

 

 

SBS 581

Stigma and Health

1

Fall

 

 

SBS 585

Sexuality, Health, and Human Rights

1

Fall

 

 

SBS 594

Maternal-Child Public Health Nutrition

1

Fall

 

 

SBS 596

Global Health and Justice Practicum

2

Spring

 

 

HPM 545

Health Disparities

1

Spring

 

 


ELECTIVE COURSES (8 course units)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Remaining elective courses may include any course in social and behavioral sciences from across the University at level 300 or above, with approval of course instructor and YSPH faculty adviser. 

rev. 6.27.2017