Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Health Promotion (M.P.H.)
Dr. Phyllis Bryden, MPH Director, Graduate Coordinator/Advisor
The College of Health Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with concentrations in Health Promotion, and Environmental/Occupational Health & Sustainability. The program is tailored to meet the needs of individuals working in or planning to work in a public health profession.
The mission of the public health programs is to prepare culturally competent, skilled public health practitioners that are engaged in community-focused service and public health scholarship, for the commonwealth and beyond.
To achieve its mission, the MPH Program prepares professionals for broad-based practice in public health, grounded in foundational public health knowledge and foundational competencies with specialized knowledge, and expertise in a selected public health discipline.
Students who complete the MPH degree will be able to:
- Contribute to the public health profession through sound professional public health attitudes, values, concepts and ethical practices.
- Recognize and facilitate diversity of thought, culture, gender, and ethnicity through inclusiveness, communication and collaboration.
- Participate in professional development, scholarship, service, and interdisciplinary educational activities that contribute to public health.
- Integrate and apply knowledge and skills (competencies) within the traditional core public health areas of knowledge (behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health science, and public health administration) as well as crosscutting and emerging public health areas.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills necessary for specialized roles within public health specific to health promotion and environmental occupational health and sustainability.
Clear admission to the MPH program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher – or – 3.25 in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work meet the minimum requirements for eligibility for full-admission consideration. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate degree GPA of 2.5 or higher, but do not meet the requirements for full-admission consideration, are eligible for provisional admission consideration. Students with provisional admission based upon GPA must maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for their first two academic terms. A TOEFL score of at least 550 for paper based, 79 for internet based, or 213 computerized, is required for international applicants. Satisfying the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Submit all application materials online to the Graduate School at www.gradschool.eku.edu/apply:
- Graduate School application and fee;
- Official transcripts;
- TOEFL score;
- Statement of personal and professional objectives (1 1/2 to 2 pages); and
- List of 3 professional or academic references with current contact information
For application deadlines visit: https://gradschool.eku.edu/graduate-application-deadlines
Academic Background Expectations for MPH Concentrations
So that timely progress toward the degree can be achieved, the following undergraduate pre-requisite courses are expected to be completed prior to active participation in the program.
- Environmental/Occupational Health and Sustainability: At least 1 physical science, 2 chemistry with lab, 2 biology with lab, college algebra, and 1 microbiology course at the undergraduate level.
CIP Code: 51.2201
|MPH 810||Human Behavior Change||3|
|MPH 816||Public Health Org and Admin||3|
|MPH 825||Public Health Planning||3|
|MPH 830||Biostatistics in Health Sci||3|
|MPH 840||Rsrch Mthds in Public Health||3|
|MPH 850||Intro to Envir. Health Science||3|
|MPH 855||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|Health Promotion Concentration||21|
Environmental/Occupational Health & Sustainability Concentration
|HEA 805||Public Health Communication||3|
|HEA 820||Global Health||3|
|HEA 826||Public Health Program Evaluati||3|
|HEA 856||Applied Epidemiology||3|
|Choose from three hours of the following approved electives:||3|
|Death and Grief|
|Substance Use Prevention Skill|
|Survey of PH Statistical Analy|
|Applied Practice Experience|
|HEA 890||Practicum in Community Health||3|
|Integrative Learning Experience/Exit Requirement|
|HEA 880||Scholarship in Cmmnty Health||3|