M.P.H. Master of Public Health

College of Health Sciences
Public Health Core
HEA 516Health Care Management3
ENV 530General Environmental Health3
HEA 520Public Health Epidemiology3
HEA 526Biostatistics for Public Health3
HEA 632Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health3
HEA 648Research Methods in Public Health3
HEA 649Applied Learning Experience I3
HEA 650Applied Learning Experience II3
Focused Elective Area
Under advisement, students select a focused elective area. These are thematically related electives designed to provide the student with cohesive, comprehensive knowledge of key areas within public health. The focused elective areas are health care management, community health, environmental health, and integrative health. Contact the department for the current list of available electives in each area.21
Total Credits Required45

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Full Time MPH Community HealthTrack

Students in this rotation will take three to four courses a semester (except for summer sessions) - recommended for students who are full-time or graduate assistants.  In most cases the time commitment will be one-three nights a week for fall/spring semesters and variable time schedules for winter and summer courses except for HEA 649 and HEA 650.

Full Time

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 520 Public Health Epidemiology 3
HEA 526 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
HEA 531 The Community as a Basis for Health 3
 Credits9
Semester Two
HEA 648 Research Methods in Public Health 3
HEA 539 Health Promotion Program Planning 3
HEA 538 Evaluation of Health Programs 3
 Credits9
Summer
HEA 544 Program Administration in Health and Human Service 3
HEA 645 Global Community Health Promotion 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Semester Three
HEA 632 Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health 3
HEA 543 Transcultural Health Practices 3
HEA ___ (Community Health Elective)  
 Credits6
Semester Four
ENV 530 General Environmental Health 3
HEA 516 Health Care Management 3
HEA 649 Applied Learning Experience I 3
 Credits9
Summer
HEA 650 Applied Learning Experience II 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits42

Part Time

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 520 Public Health Epidemiology 3
HEA 531 The Community as a Basis for Health 3
 Credits6
Semester Two
HEA 645 Global Community Health Promotion 3
 Credits3
Semester Three
HEA 539 Health Promotion Program Planning 3
HEA 538 Evaluation of Health Programs 3
 Credits6
Semester Four
Health Elective (summer) 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Five
HEA 526 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
HEA 543 Transcultural Health Practices 3
 Credits6
Semester Six
HEA 544 Program Administration in Health and Human Service 3
 Credits3
Semester Seven
HEA 648 Research Methods in Public Health 3
ENV 530 General Environmental Health 3
 Credits6
Semester Eight
HEA 632 Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health 3
HEA 516 Health Care Management 3
 Credits6
Semester Nine
HEA 649 Applied Learning Experience I 3
 Credits3
Semester Ten
HEA 650 Applied Learning Experience II 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits45

MPH Environmental Health Track

Full Time

Recommended course rotation to complete the degree within six semesters (two years), with a fall semester start:

Students in this rotation will generally take three courses a semester (except for summer sessions) - recommended for students who are full-time or graduate assistants. In most cases the time commitment will be two-three nights a week for fall/spring semesters and variable for each summer course.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
ENV 447 Environmental Regulations 3
ENV 530 General Environmental Health 3
HEA 520 Public Health Epidemiology 3
 Credits9
Semester Two
ENV 451 Environmental Toxicology 3
HEA 526 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
HEA 516 Health Care Management 3
 Credits9
Summer
ENV ___ EH Elective  
 Credits0
Year Two
Semester Three
ENV 524 Industrial Hygiene 3
ENV ___ EH Elective  
GEO 534 Geographic Information Systems 3
 Credits6
Semester Four
ENV 545 Risk Assessment 3
HEA 632 Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health 3
HEA 648 Research Methods in Public Health 3
 Credits9
Semester Five
Summer at End of Program  
HEA 650 Applied Learning Experience II 3
HEA 649 Applied Learning Experience I 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits39

Part Time

Recommended course rotation to complete the degree within nine semesters (three years), fall semester start:

Students in this rotation will generally take one or two courses a semester - recommended for students who are working part-time towards the degree. In most cases the time commitment will be one or two nights a week for fall/spring semesters and variable for each summer course.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
ENV 530 General Environmental Health 3
ENV 447 Environmental Regulations 3
 Credits6
Semester Two
ENV 451 Environmental Toxicology 3
HEA 520 Public Health Epidemiology 3
 Credits6
Summer
ENV___ EH Elective  
 Credits0
Year Two
Semester Three
ENV 524 Industrial Hygiene 3
GEO 534 Geographic Information Systems 3
 Credits6
Semester Four
HEA 526 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
HEA 516 Health Care Management 3
 Credits6
Year Three
Semester Five
HEA 632 Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health 3
ENV___ EH Elective  
 Credits3
Semester Six
ENV 545 Risk Assessment 3
HEA 648 Research Methods in Public Health 3
 Credits6
Semester Seven
Summer at End of Program  
HEA 649 Applied Learning Experience I 3
HEA 650 Applied Learning Experience II 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits39

MPH in Health Care Management

Full Time

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 520 Public Health Epidemiology 3
HEA 526 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
HEA 613 Advocacy and Quality of Health Care Services 3
 Credits9
Semester Two
HEA 648 Research Methods in Public Health 3
HEA 513 Legal Aspects of Health Care 3
HEA 616 Strategic Leadership in Health Care 3
 Credits9
Summer
HEA 514 Approaches to Health Care Delivery 3
Approved HCM Elective  
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Three
HEA 632 Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health 3
HEA 612 Health Care Financial Analysis and Management 3
HEA 614 Health Care Technology and Information Management 3
 Credits9
Semester Four
ENV 530 General Environmental Health 3
HEA 516 Health Care Management 3
HEA 649 Applied Learning Experience I 3
 Credits9
Semester Five
HEA 650 Applied Learning Experience II 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits42

Part Time

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 520 Public Health Epidemiology 3
HEA 614 Health Care Technology and Information Management 3
 Credits6
Semester Two
HEA 516 Health Care Management 3
HEA 513 Legal Aspects of Health Care 3
 Credits6
Summer
HEA 514 Approaches to Health Care Delivery 3
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Three
HEA 526 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
HEA 613 Advocacy and Quality of Health Care Services 3
 Credits6
Semester Four
HEA 648 Research Methods in Public Health 3
HEA 616 Strategic Leadership in Health Care 3
 Credits6
Semester Seven
HEA 650 Applied Learning Experience II 3
 Credits3
Summer
Approved HCM Elective  
 Credits0
Year Three
Semester Five
HEA 632 Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health 3
HEA 612 Health Care Financial Analysis and Management 3
 Credits6
Semester Six
ENV 530 General Environmental Health 3
HEA 649 Applied Learning Experience I 1 3
 Credits6
Summer
HEA 650 Applied Learning Experience II 2 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits45
1

Course prerequisites HEA 520, HEA 526, HEA 648 –this course can be taken in the same semester as HEA 649 - if completed during the first half of the semester.

2

All courses need to be completed before the start of HEA 650.