Curriculum

The MPH degree requires completion of 64 units, and is comprised of core courses, concentration courses, and elective courses.

Core Courses (36 units)

  • FMPH 400 - Introduction to Biostatistics (4 units)
  • FMPH 401 - Introduction to Epidemiology (4 units)
  • FMPH 402 - Introduction to Health Behavior (4 units)
  • FMPH 403 - Public Health Research Methods (4 units)
  • FMPH 404 - Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health (4 units)
  • FMPH 405 - Introduction to Health Policy (4 units)
  • FMPH 406 - Scientific Writing (4 units)
  • FMPH 496 - Public Health Practicum (4 units)
  • FMPH 495 - Master's Capstone/Thesis Independent Study (2 units)
  • FMPH 499 - Public Health Master's Capstone/Thesis (2 units)

Concentration Courses (16 units)

Additional course requirements are outlined under the Concentrations.

Elective Courses (12 units)

Elective course options include any MPH course offered that does not count towards a student's core or concentration requirements. Students can also fulfill elective requirements through independent study coursework (FMPH 498) and/or graduate level courses outside the department with approval of program director.

Course descriptions can be found in the General Catalog.