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; courses 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

Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 520Public Health Epidemiology3
HEA 526Biostatistics for Public Health3
HEA 543Transcultural Health Practices3
 Credits9
Semester Two
HEA 645Global Community Health Promotion3
 Credits3
Semester Three
HEA 648Research Methods in Public Health3
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Four
HEA 632Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health3
HEA 531The Community as a Basis for Health3
Health Elective (or in summer)3
 Credits9
Semester Five
ENV 530General Environmental Health3
HEA 516Health Care Management3
HEA 544Program Administration in Health and Human Service3
HEA 6491Applied Learning Experience I3
 Credits12
Semester Six
HEA 6502Applied Learning Experience II3
 Credits3
1

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.

Part Time

Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 520Public Health Epidemiology3
HEA 531The Community as a Basis for Health3
 Credits6
Semester Two
HEA 645Global Community Health Promotion3
 Credits3
Semester Three
HEA 539Health Promotion Program Planning3
HEA 538Evaluation of Health Programs3
 Credits6
Semester Four
Health Elective (summer)3
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Five
HEA 526Biostatistics for Public Health3
HEA 543Transcultural Health Practices3
 Credits6
Semester Six
HEA 544Program Administration in Health and Human Service3
 Credits3
Semester Seven
HEA 648Research Methods in Public Health3
ENV 530General Environmental Health3
 Credits6
Semester Eight
HEA 632Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health3
HEA 516Health Care Management3
 Credits6
Semester Nine
HEA 649Applied Learning Experience I3
 Credits3
Semester Ten
HEA 650Applied Learning Experience II3
 Credits3

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.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
ENV 447Environmental Regulations3
ENV 530General Environmental Health3
HEA 520Public Health Epidemiology3
 Credits9
Semester Two
ENV 451Environmental Toxicology3
HEA 526Biostatistics for Public Health3
HEA 516Health Care Management3
 Credits9
Summer
ENV ___ EH Elective 
 Credits0
Year Two
Semester Three
ENV 524Industrial Hygiene3
ENV ___ EH Elective 
GEO 534Geographic Information Systems3
 Credits6
Semester Four
ENV 545Risk Assessment3
HEA 632Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health3
HEA 648Research Methods in Public Health3
 Credits9
Semester Five
Summer at End of Program 
HEA 650Applied Learning Experience II3
HEA 649Applied Learning Experience I3
 Credits6

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.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
ENV 530General Environmental Health3
ENV 447Environmental Regulations3
 Credits6
Semester Two
ENV 451Environmental Toxicology3
HEA 520Public Health Epidemiology3
 Credits6
Summer
ENV___ EH Elective 
 Credits0
Year Two
Semester Three
ENV 524Industrial Hygiene3
GEO 534Geographic Information Systems3
 Credits6
Semester Four
HEA 526Biostatistics for Public Health3
HEA 516Health Care Management3
 Credits6
Year Three
Semester Five
HEA 632Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health3
ENV___ EH Elective 
 Credits3
Semester Six
ENV 545Risk Assessment3
HEA 648Research Methods in Public Health3
 Credits6
Semester Seven
Summer at End of Program 
HEA 649Applied Learning Experience I3
HEA 650Applied Learning Experience II3
 Credits6

MPH in Health Care Management

Full Time

Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 520Public Health Epidemiology3
HEA 526Biostatistics for Public Health3
HEA 613Advocacy and Quality of Health Care Services3
 Credits9
Semester Two
HEA 648Research Methods in Public Health3
HEA 513Legal Aspects of Health Care3
HEA 616Strategic Leadership in Health Care3
 Credits9
Summer
HEA 514Approaches to Health Care Delivery3
Approved HCM Elective 
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Three
HEA 632Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health3
HEA 612Health Care Financial Analysis and Management3
HEA 614Health Care Technology and Information Management3
 Credits9
Semester Four
ENV 530General Environmental Health3
HEA 516Health Care Management3
HEA 649Applied Learning Experience I3
 Credits9
Semester Five
HEA 650Applied Learning Experience II3
 Credits3

Part Time

Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 520Public Health Epidemiology3
HEA 614Health Care Technology and Information Management3
 Credits6
Semester Two
HEA 516Health Care Management3
HEA 513Legal Aspects of Health Care3
 Credits6
Summer
HEA 514Approaches to Health Care Delivery3
 Credits3
Year Two
Semester Three
HEA 526Biostatistics for Public Health3
HEA 613Advocacy and Quality of Health Care Services3
 Credits6
Semester Four
HEA 648Research Methods in Public Health3
HEA 616Strategic Leadership in Health Care3
 Credits6
Semester Seven
HEA 650Applied Learning Experience II3
 Credits3
Summer
Approved HCM Elective 
 Credits0
Year Three
Semester Five
HEA 632Social and Behavior Aspects of Public Health3
HEA 612Health Care Financial Analysis and Management3
 Credits6
Semester Six
ENV 530General Environmental Health3
HEA 6491Applied Learning Experience I3
 Credits6
Summer
HEA 6502Applied Learning Experience II3
 Credits3
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.