Public Health (M.P.H.)
About the Program
The MPH Program at ISU is accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH). The 42-credit curriculum has been developed to meet the Public Health Foundational Competencies required for all CEPH-accredited programs. In addition to the traditional public health core knowledge areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, health services administration, and environmental health sciences, the curriculum also addresses cross-cutting and emerging public health areas.
Applicants' transcripts will be evaluated by the Departmental Graduate Admissions Committee at the time of application to determine if deficiencies exist in the undergraduate coursework. Any deficiency that is identified must be made up prior to beginning the MPH program. Committee members will specify to the student courses that must be taken to rectify any deficiency.
Students pursuing the MPH degree must complete a minimum of 42 credits of coursework, including a 6-credit thesis or capstone/project and 6 credits of elective course work. Examinations for students choosing the capstone/project track are conducted internally through the department, while students choosing to do a thesis will require a Graduate Faculty Representative and will follow ISU Graduate School policies for theses.
All students must maintain a satisfactory record of scholarship. A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better is required for any graduate degree or certification at Idaho State University. A grade below B is essentially failing at the graduate level. Students who earn a grade below a B in a core course will be required to retake that course. Students who earn grades below a B in two courses will be dismissed from the program.
Course Requirements take 43 credits, take at least 1 course43 creditsHE6640 - Research and Writing in Health3 creditsMPH5507 - Rural Health Systems3 creditsMPH6601 - Applications in Epidemiology3 creditsMPH6602 - Biostatistics3 creditsMPH6604 - Soc and Cult Pers Public Hlth3 creditsMPH6605 - Leadership Policy and Admin3 creditsHE6605 - Leadership Policy and Admin3 creditsMPH6606 - Environment and Occup Health3 creditsMPH6609 - Sem in Public and Com Health3 creditsMPH6620 - Health Prog Plan and Eval3 creditsHE6620 - Health Program Plan and Eval3 creditsMPH6640 - Research and Writing in Health3 creditsHE6640 - Research and Writing in Health3 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.