Requirements - 2019-2020 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.

MPH Core Courses (7 course units)

Course Title Units Term Offered Term Taken Notes
EPH 505 Biostatistics in Public Health 1 Fall    
EPH 507 Social Justice and Health Equity 1 Fall    
EPH 508 Foundations of Epidemiology for Public Health 1 Fall    
EPH 510 Health Policy and Health Care Systems 1 Fall    
EPH 513 Major Health Threats: Determinants and Solutions 1 Spring    
EPH 100 Professional Skills Series 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    

SBS Department Required Courses (4 course units)

Course Title Units Term Offered Term Taken Notes
SBS 525/SBS 526 Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences (two semesters) n/a Fall/Spring    
SBS 541 Community Health Program Evaluation 1 Spring    

One of the following:

Course Title Units Term Offered Term Taken Notes
BIS 505 Biostatistics in Public Health II 1 Spring    
CDE 534 Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology 1 Spring    
CDE 516 Principles of Epidemiology II 1 Spring    

One of the following:

Course Title Units Term Offered Term Taken Notes
SBS 574 Developing a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention (not offered 2019/2020) 1 Spring    
EMD 533 Implementation Science 1 Fall    

One of the following:

Course Title Units Term Offered Term Taken Notes
SBS 580 Qualitative Research Methods 1 Spring    
SBS 676 Questionnaire Development 1 Spring    

Elective Courses (9 course units)*

Course Title Units Term Offered Term Taken Notes
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

*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

rev. 6.28.2019