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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Sep 30, 2023
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, MPH/MID; MPH/MPA; MPH/MPIA

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The MPH/MID, MPH/MPA and MPH/MPIA  joint degree programs prepare students for careers as public health practitioners in emerging economies where health issues are closely linked to social, political, and economic problems.

The MPH/MPA, MPH/MPIA and MPH/MID joint degree requirements are listed below.  Students should refer to the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs   page for the most current program checklists. The joint degree programs are designed to be completed in three years of full-time study. 

  • 78 credits, including coursework and one 300 contact hour field placement
  • Foundational public health courses
  • Advanced courses in health communications, program planning, and behavioral theories
  • Advanced courses in public and international affairs; international development; or public administration
  • Health-related field placement experiences
  • Advanced thesis or essay research synthesizing public health core concepts with issues relevant to public and international affairs

Additional Electives

Students must reach the 45 credit minimum with remaining approved electives taken within any graduate school at the university. 

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