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 utilizing credible evidence.
Formulate and test hypotheses by examining empirical evidence.
Design intervention strategies to promote public health practice.
Demonstrate how an epidemiologic approach provides inference on causes and correlations of diseases.
Determine the most appropriate epidemiologic study design to investigate different hypotheses.
Analyze empirical data from an experimental study.
Interpret empirical data from an observational study.
The Global Health Track (Distance-based)
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 principles, and monitoring and evaluation techniques to strengthen global health strategies and outcomes.
Resolve common challenges that arise in working within diverse economic, political and socio-cultural contexts to address global health issues.
Evaluate barriers and propose evidence-based and sustainable solutions to health and healthcare in middle and resource-limited settings locally and internationally.
Apply the principles of community engagement in diverse and vulnerable populations to strengthen the role of communities in responding to global health problems at the local and national levels.
Apply social justice and human rights principles In sexual and reproductive health 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)