Executive M.P.H. Program

Martin Klein, M.P.H., Ph.D., Director

The two-year, part-time, Executive M.P.H. Program combines online education with in-person management and leadership to provide training to:

  1. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and at least four years of relevant work experience;
  2. Individuals with a master’s degree and at least two years of relevant work experience; and,
  3. Individuals with a doctoral (or international equivalent) degree in a field related to public health (e.g., physicians, dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists, veterinarians, attorneys, and those with a doctorate in the biological, behavioral, or social sciences).

The program is designed for mature individuals with clear goals in public health.

Students can enter the program to gain skills in the public health sciences and to prepare for careers in a variety of settings, including academia; local, national, or international public health agencies; industry; and nonprofit foundations and research organizations.

Students select one of four tracks: Health Informatics, Environmental Health Sciences, Critical Topics in Public Health, or Applied Analytic Methods and Epidemiology. All students are required to select one track when applying. They may also select a second track upon enrollment or combine courses from the remaining tracks as electives in order to meet the six-course requirement. The program begins with a five-day onsite intensive in late June followed by two years of part-time study that combines online courses and two additional onsite intensives.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements

EPH 530EDesign Thinking in Public Health Systems.5
EPH 531EStrategic Management in Complex Systems.5
EPH 532ELeading Effective Teams.5
EPH 533EFoundations of Behavior Change1
EPH 534EFoundations of Epidemiology and Public Health1
EPH 535EBiostatistics in Public Health1
EPH 536EEvidence-Based Decision-Making in Public Health1
EPH 537EFrontiers of Public Health1
EPH 538EHealth Policy and Health Care Systems1
EPH 539EEthics in Public Health.5
EPH 540EExecutive Online M.P.H. Capstone1
EPH 541EExecutive Online M.P.H. Capstone1

Track Requirements

Health Informatics Track

BIS 542EIntroduction to Health Informatics1
BIS 543ETopics in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science1
BIS 544EComputational Methods for Informatics1

Environmental Health Sciences Track

EHS 540EEnvironmental Exposure Assessment1
EHS 541EHazard Identification1
EHS 542ERisk Assessment and Policy1

Critical Topics in Public Health Track

EMD 542EIntroduction to Public Health Modeling1
HPM 541ELeading Transformational Change1
SBS 540EMonitoring and Evaluation1

Applied Analytic Methods and Epidemiology Track

CDE 540EPrinciples of Epidemiology II1
CDE 541EApplied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology1
CDE 542EAdvanced Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology and Public Health1

Competencies

Upon completing the Executive M.P.H. Program, the student will be able to:

  • Develop solutions for complex health challenges through user-centered design principles and practices.
  • Propose managerial approaches to address organizational challenges.
  • Evaluate different types of evidence to propose sustainable, evidence-based solutions to address key public health challenges.
  • Compare and contrast multiple perspectives on an important public health problem.  
  • Justify the use of appropriate epidemiological and biostatistical methods to draw inferences from public health data.