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Biostatistics
SPH 244 Introduction to Medical Statistics 4 units
SPH 245 Biostatistics for Biomedical Sciences 4 units
SPH 210 Public Health Informatics 2 units
SPH 298 Introduction to SAS 1 unit
 
Epidemiology
EPI 205 Principles of Epidemiology 4 units
 
Environmental Health Science
SPH 262 Principles of Environmental Health Science 3 units
 
Health Services Administration
SPH 273 Health Services Administration 3 units
 
Social and Behavioral Influences on Health
SPH 222 Social & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3 units
 
General Public Health
SPH 298 Public Health Programming 3 units
SPH 290 Topics in Public Health Seminar (1 unit/quarter) 3 units
SPH 297 Public Health Practicum 10 units

General Speciality Area

  • Students choose at least 6 units of Added-Competence Electives. These courses provide added competence in one of the five core disciplines or seven cross-cutting areas of public health.
     

Epidemiology Specialty Area

  • Students choosing the Epidemiology Specialty Area choose at least 11 units of Added-Competence Electives.  These courses provide added competence in epidemiology

Students choose electives reflecting their professional public health interests. The number of units required will differ depending on the number needed to achieve the total of 56 units required for graduation for each student. (E.g., students may take more than the minimum number of Added-Competence Electives in their Specialty Area, reducing their need for elective units.) The M.P.H. program provides a quarterly list of available electives. Students may select appropriate courses not on the electives list and have them approved by their Graduate Adviser. Electives must be upper-division undergraduate-level or graduate-level courses. Courses in the 300 or 400 series need Office of Graduate Studies approval before the course can be taken and used towards the degree. Students need to consult the M.P.H. program office if they want to take 300 or 400 level courses for the degree.

List of Suggested Electives

Year 1

Summer Session II

Fall

Winter

Spring

SPH 290 (1 unit)
SPH 297 (1 unit)
SPH 298 (1 unit)
SPH 222 (3 units)
SPH 298 (3 units)

SPH 210 (2 units)
SPH 244 (4 units)
EPI 205A (4 units)
SPH 290 (1 unit)
SPH 297 (1 unit)
SPH 262 (3 units)
Electives optional (3 units)

SPH 245 (4 units)
SPH 297 (2 units)
SPH 290 (1 unit)
SPH 273 (3 units)
Electives optional (8 units)

SPH 290 (1 unit)
SPH 297 (6 units)
Electives optional (11 units)
*Practicum Experience

Total units: 9

Total units: no more than 18

Total units: no more than 18

Total units: no more than 18

Year 2 (as needed)

Summer Session I

Summer Session II

Fall

Winter

SPH 297 (1-6 units)
Electives (variable units)
*Practicum Experience

SPH 297 (1-6 units)
Electives (variable units)
*Practicum Experience

SPH 297 (variable units)
Electives (variable units)
*Practicum Experience

SPH 297 (variable units)
Electives (variable units)
*Practicum Experience

Total units: no more than 6

Total units: no more than 6

Total units: no more than 18

Total units: no more than 18

* Students can complete their practicum experience starting Spring of their first year. Students going into a second year can complete the capstone experience during the quarter they complete the degree.