Degree & Program Requirements

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate Academic Requirements for graduate degrees the following school requirements should be noted:

  • A minimum of 42 semester credits
  • Public Health Core - 17 Credits
  • Concentration in Nutrition and Wellness - 15 Credits
  • Practicum - 2 Credits
  • Research - 8 Credits
  • Culminating Activity

MPH Program Composition

Public Health Core (17 Credits)

Course ID Class Credits
PBHL 500 Introduction to Public Health 2
PBHL 511 Biostatistics 3
PBHL 521 Principles of Epidemiology 3
PBHL 525 Principles of Environmental Health 3
PBHL 531 Principles of Health Behavior 3
PBHL 535 Principles of Health Administration 3


Concentration in Nutrition and Wellness (12 Credits)

Course ID Class Credits
FDNT 565 Current Issues in Nutrition and Wellness 3
FDNT 520 Vegetarian Nutrition and Disease Prevention 3
FTES 510 Fitness and Health Promotion 2
PBHL 540 Grant Writing 2
PBHL 545 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
PBHL 646 Integration of Spirituality in Healthcare 2


Research (8 Credits)

Course ID Class Credits
FDNT 560 Health Research Methods 3
FDNT 680 Research Seminar 1
PBHL 698 Capstone Research Project (1 + 3)

Practicum  (2 Credits)

  • PBHL 580 - Field Practicum: 2 Credits

Culminating Activities

These include...

  • A capstone research project

  • Field practicum,

  • Written comprehensive exam

  • Professional portfolio

  • An exit interview with the school chairman at the conclusion of the program. 

MPH Program Course Schedule

FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR THIRD YEAR
Fall Semester: 5 Credits Fall Semester: 6 Credits Fall Semester: 6 Credits
PBHL 500 Introduction to Public Health (2 credits) FDNT 520 Vegetarian Nutrition & Disease Prevention (3 credits) PBHL 540 Grant Writing (2 credits)
PBHL 525 Principles of Environmental Health (3 credits) PBHL 511 Biostatistics (3 credits) PBHL 580 Field Practicum (2 credits)
    PBHL 698 Capstone Research Project (2 credits)
Spring Semester: 6 Credits Spring Semester: 6 Credits Spring Semester: 2 Credits
PBHL 531 Principles of Health Behavior (3 credits) FDNT 565 Current Issues in Nutrition & Wellness (3 credits) FDNT 670 Comprehensive Exams (0 credits)
PBHL 535 Health Administration (3 credits) PBHL 545 Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits) PBHL 698 Capstone Research Project (2 credits)
Summer Semester: 6 Credits Summer Semester: 5 Credits  
FDNT 560 Health Research Methods (3 credits) FTES 510 Fitness and Health Promotion (2 credits)  
PBHL 521 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits) FDNT 680 Research Seminar (1 credit)  
  PBHL 646 Integration of Spirituality in Health Care (2 credits)  

Total Credits: 42

Cost Per Credit: $552.00 for Academic Year 2018-2019

 

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For More Information Please Contact

Dr. Dixon Anjejo Director of Masters of Public Health anjejo@andrews.edu or 269.471.3386
Korissa Mattson Health Professions Enrollment Coordinator korissa@andrews.edu or 269.471.6318
Dr. Sherine Brown-Fraser Chair, School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness brownfraser@andrews.edu