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Public Health Master of Public Health

School of Nursing & Health Sciences


Total program credits needed for graduation: 60

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One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

15 Required Courses, 60 quarter credits

NHS5004 Communication, Collaboration, and Case Analysis for Master’s Learner 4 quarter credits
MPH5500 Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems 4 quarter credits
MPH5503 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health 4 quarter credits
MPH5506 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health 4 quarter credits
MPH5509 Principles of Biostatistics 4 quarter credits
MPH5512* Principles of Epidemiology 4 quarter credits
MPH5100* Management of Health Service Organizations 4 quarter credits
MPH5200* Social and Behavioral Research Methods 4 quarter credits
MPH5208* Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation 4 quarter credits
MPH5220 Social Determinants of Health Equity 4 quarter credits
MPH5304* Learning to Lead in Public Health Settings: Personal and Team Development 4 quarter credits
NHS6008 Economics and Decision Making in Health Care 4 quarter credits

Capstone and Practicum Courses

Minimum of 80 supervised practicum hours required.

MPH5921* Public Health Practicum 1 4 quarter credits each
MPH5922* Public Health Practicum 2 4 quarter credits each
MPH5990* Public Health Capstone 4 quarter credits each

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

† Learners are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food, and other expenses associated with this course.


What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 16 credits into this specialization.

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Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.

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