Students in the public health degree programs are offered the option of specializing or concentrating in one of four tracks. Each track has its own unique coursework requirements.
Environmental and Occupational Health Track
Students who opt to specialize in the Environmental and Occupational Health Track are required to complete, in addition to the public health core (15 credits) and program required (15 credits) courses, any four of the following track required courses (3 credits each):
Based on these Epidemiology track courses, students will gain the following competencies:
Construct a public health surveillance system to identify outbreaks and important health indicators, by utilizing credible evidence.
Formulate, and whenever possible, test hypotheses by examining patterns in empirical evidence.
Design intervention strategies to promote public health practice.
Demonstrate how an epidemiologic approach provides inference on causes and correlations of health and disease.
Determine the most appropriate epidemiologic study design (e.g., case-control, cohort, and randomized controlled trial) to use to address hypotheses under different circumstances.
Analyze and interpret empirical data from an experimental study (e.g., survival analysis in clinical trials).
Analyze and interpret empirical data from an observational study (e.g., calculation of risk and odd ratio).
The Global Health Track (Online)
Students who opt to specialize in the Global Health Track are required to complete, in addition to the public health core (15 credits) and program required courses (9 credits) courses, and all four courses (3 credits each) offered by the track.
Based on these Global Health track courses, students will gain the following competencies:
Apply global health concepts, theories, principles, and monitoring and evaluation techniques to effectively address global health programs, policies, and outcomes.
Demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to resolve common ethical issues and challenges that arise in working within diverse economic, political and socio-cultural contexts to address global health issues.
Articulate barriers and propose evidence-based and sustainable solutions to health and healthcare in middle and resource-limited settings locally and internationally.
Demonstrate the ability to adapt discipline-specific skills and design sustainable workforce development strategies for resource-constrained settings.
Exhibit leadership practices, inter-professional values, and communication skills that support collaborative practice and team effectiveness.
Understand and apply the principles of community engagement in diverse and vulnerable populations.
Apply ethical, social justice, and human rights principles in sexual and reproductive health and community-based participatory research and practice among diverse and vulnerable populations.
Health Policy and Administration Track
Students who opt to specialize in the Health Policy & Administration Track are required to complete, in addition to the public health core (15 credits) and program required (6 credits) courses, the following four track required courses (3 credits each):
Health Policy and Administration Courses (12 credits)