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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2017-19 
    
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2017-19 [Archived Catalog]

Public Health - MPH


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***Effective for entry Fall 2019***

Degree Title: Master of Public Health

Program Name and Number: Public Health - MP8145

Department/Units: Department of Social and Public Health

Delivery Mode: Face to face

Terms of Entry: Fall

Program Mission: The program’s mission is to prepare public health professionals to address community health needs locally, nationally, or internationally, in collaboration with partnering organizations and entities. 

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Synthesize a body of scientific literature in order to document the social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of a specific health behavior among a specified population,
  • Communicate, both orally and in writing, outcomes of a diagnostic investigation of a specific health disparity among a rural community,
  • Design a plan for the evaluation of a public health program that includes a logic model, methods for formative evaluation, methods for process and impact evaluation, and methods for disseminating evaluation results to stakeholders,
  • Design a public health program that is based upon established theoretical or conceptual frameworks in the social and behavioral sciences, and
  • Develop a proposal for funding for a community based public health program.

Program Overview:  The Ohio University Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, with a concentration in Community Health, prepares students to examine the behavioral, social, and cultural factors that impact health behavior and health outcomes.  Students complete coursework related to social, behavioral, environmental, and cultural determinants of health as well as courses focused on the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of health interventions in rural and underserved settings.   Through classroom instruction, research and/or field experience, students will work with OU faculty and public health leaders in rural Appalachia, or underserved areas, who are actively engaged in rural and/or underserved community health research and/or practice.  Students who complete an MPH are well positioned for careers in a variety of settings, including: local or state health departments, community-based organizations, governmental organizations (CDC), and global health.

This program is a traditional face-to-face 42 semester hour program.  Students are required to take the following courses: Public Health Concepts, Epidemiology in Public Health, Biostatistics in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health, Program Planning and Implementation in Rural Public Health, Program Evaluation, Rural Health Disparities, Grant Writing in Public Health Practice, Fundamental Health Policy Concepts, Components and Systems, Interprofessional Healthcare in Rural/Underserved, MPH Seminar. Students also will complete a minimum of 3 hours of elective courses.

In addition to the core and elective courses, all students are required to complete a practicum in which students are required to work a minimum 200 hours at a rural and/or underserved community health organization.  This practicum can be done in an approved location; either nationally or internationally.  Finally, students are required to complete a capstone project.  Each student will complete a capstone project under the guidance of their MPH faculty advisor. The purpose of the capstone project is to provide an in-depth educational experience that will prepare the student for future practice and/or academic endeavors.  The capstone project may include, but is not limited to, a research project (using primary or secondary data), a publishable paper, literature review, or grant proposal.   Graduation requirements include a presentation of the capstone project and a portfolio compiling accomplishments.

Concentration: Community Health

Opportunities for Graduates: Graduates with an MPH work in a variety of public health settings, including: local and state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospitals, and non-profit health organizations.

Link to Program:  https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/social-public-health/community-public-health/graduate

Graduation Requirements: 42 semester hours, including the completion of a capstone project.  The required courses are:

  • HLTH 6710: Public Health Concepts (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6720: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6740: Biostatistics in Public Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6730: Epidemiology in Public Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6760: Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6140: Rural Health Disparities (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6001: Program Planning and Implementation in Rural Public Health (3 credits)
  • IHS 5300: Fundamental Health Policy Concepts, Components and Systems (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6770: Grant Writing in Public Health Practice (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6790: MPH Seminar (2 credits)
  • IHS 5510: Interprofessional Healthcare in Rural/Underserved (1 credit)
  • HLTH 6920: Practicum/Field Experience (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6100: Program Evaluation (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6911: Capstone Project (3 credits)
  • Free Electives: 3 hours

Culminating Experience: A brief description of the capstone or culminating experience, including options. 

  • This program requires a Capstone Project in which the student works under the supervision of a faculty member.  Capstone Projects may include, but are not limited to: conducting a research project, developing a grant proposal, or conducting a literature review. 

Admission Requirements:

Deadlines:

  • Fall admission only
  • April 30 deadline year
  • Preference will be given to assistantship applications submitted by February 15; however, applications will be reviewed until April 30. Applicants who complete the application by the February 15 deadline will be given priority

Applicants must:

  • Earned bachelor’s degree at the start of the MPH program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (undergraduate)
  • GPA of 3.5 of higher on a 4.0 scale (graduate)
  • Submit 3 professional letters of recommendation
  • Submit a personal statement (1000 word limit) (academic background, professional background, why they want to pursue an MPH at OU, and what they plan to do in the future)
  • Send official transcripts
  • CV or resume
  • GRE optional (if taken, scores sent to Ohio University)

International admissions:

  • GRE optional (highly recommended if the individual has not previously taken a statistics course)
    • If taken, the scores should be sent to Ohio University
  • TOEFL (must meet unconditional requirements without funding eligibility – see the following for more information: https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/prospective-students/international-students/englishproficiency)
***Effective for entry prior to Fall 2019***

Degree Title: Master of Public Health

Program Name and Number: Public Health - MP8145

Department/Units: Department of Social and Public Health

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall Only

Program Mission: The program’s mission is to prepare public health professionals to address community health needs locally, nationally, or internationally, in collaboration with partnering organizations and entities. 

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Create a multidisciplinary environment that facilitates public health training that is supportive of student and faculty success
  • Educate and train the next generation of health practitioners to identify the health needs of individuals and communities and design responsive interventions
  • Engage faculty and students in research and practice that advances public health knowledge globally.
  • Build strategic partnerships with public health and community-based organizations to improve rural health locally, nationally and internationally.

Program Overview:  The Ohio University Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares students to examine the behavioral, social, and cultural factors that impact health behavior and health outcomes.  Since OU is uniquely situated in the heart of rural Appalachia, students complete coursework related to social, behavioral, environmental, and cultural determinants of rural health as well as courses focused on the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of health interventions in a rural setting.   Through classroom instruction, research and/or field experience, students will work closely with OU faculty and public health leaders in rural Appalachian Ohio who are actively engaged in rural health research and practice.  Students who complete an MPH are well positioned for careers in a variety of settings, including: local or state health departments, community-based organizations, governmental organizations (CDC), and global health.

This program is a traditional face-to-face 42 semester hour program.  Students are required to take the following courses: Public Health Concepts, Epidemiology in Public Health, Biostatistics in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health, Program Planning and Implementation in Rural Public Health, Program Evaluation, Rural Health Disparities, Grant Writing in Public Health Practice, Fundamental Health Policy Concepts, Components and Systems, Interprofessional Healthcare in Rural/Underserved, MPH Seminar. Students also will complete a minimum of 3 hours of elective courses from across campus.

In addition to the core and elective courses, all students are required to complete a practicum in which students are required to work a minimum 200 hours at a rural health organization.  This practicum can be done in Appalachian Ohio or in another approved location; either nationally or internationally.  Finally, students are required to complete a capstone project.  Each student will complete a capstone project under the guidance of their faculty advisor. The purpose of the capstone project is to provide an in-depth educational experience that will prepare the student for future practice and/or academic endeavors.  The capstone project may include, but is not limited to, a research project (using primary or secondary data), a publishable paper, literature review, or grant proposal.   Graduation requirements include: a presentation of the capstone project and a portfolio compiling accomplishments.

Concentrations: Social and Behavioral (will be changing to Community Health in 2019)

Opportunities for Graduates: Graduates with an MPH work in a variety of public health settings, including: local and state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospitals, and non-profit health organizations.

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph/chs/graduate/

Graduation Requirements: 42 semester hours, including the completion of a capstone project.  The required courses are:

  • HLTH 6710: Public Health Concepts (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6720: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6740: Biostatistics in Public Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6730: Epidemiology in Public Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6760: Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6140: Rural Health Disparities (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6001: Program Planning and Implementation in Rural Public Health (3 credits)
  • IHS 5300: Fundamental Health Policy Concepts, Components and Systems (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6770: Grant Writing in Public Health Practice (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6790: MPH Seminar (2 credits)
  • IHS 5510: Interprofessional Healthcare in Rural/Underserved (1 credit)
  • HLTH 6920: Practicum/Field Experience (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6010: Program Evaluation (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6911: Capstone Project (3 credits)
  • Free Electives: 3 hours

Culminating Experience: A brief description of the capstone or culminating experience, including options. 

  • This program requires a Capstone Project in which the student works under the supervision of a faculty member.  Capstone Projects may include, but are not limited to: conducting a research project, developing a grant proposal, or conducting a literature review. 

Admission Requirements:

Deadlines:

  • Only Fall Admission is possible for the MPH degree
  • Program application deadline of April 30
  • Preference will be given to graduate assistantship applications submitted by February 15, however, these applications will be reviewed until April 30.  Individuals who complete the graduate assistantship application by the February 15 deadline will be given priority.

Applicants must:

  • Earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (must be completed prior to starting the MPH program)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (undergraduate)
  • GPA of 3.5 of higher on a 4.0 scale (graduate)
  • Submit 3 professional and/or academic letters of recommendation
  • Submit a personal statement (1000 word limit) (academic background, professional background, why they want to pursue an MPH at OU, and what they plan to do in the future)
  • Send official transcripts
  • CV or resume
  • GRE optional (highly recommended if individual has not previously taken a statistics course)
    • If taken, scores sent to Ohio University

International admissions:

  • GRE optional (highly recommended if individual has not previously taken a statistics course)
    • If taken, scores sent to Ohio University
  • TOEFL is required for graduates of institutions outside the US who are non-native English speakers
***Effective for entry prior to Fall 2018***

Degree Title: Master of Public Health

Program Name and Number: Public Health - MP8145

Department/Units: Department of Social and Public Health

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall only

Program Mission: The mission of the Ohio University Master of Public Health (MPH) program is to prepare public health professionals to address the health needs of rural individuals living locally, nationally, or internationally. 

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Use existing epidemiological data for public health decision-making.
  • Assess the health needs of an individual or groups of individuals in order to design an intervention to be responsive to the identified needs.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of theory-based public health interventions.
  • Describe how rural health disparities affect public health outcomes.
  • Describe how environmental factors contribute to public health outcomes.
  • Write a programmatic theory-based grant proposal.

Program Overview:  The Ohio University Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences, prepares students to examine the behavioral, social, and cultural factors that impact health behavior and health outcomes.  Since OU is uniquely situated in the heart of rural Appalachia, students complete coursework related to social, behavioral, environmental, and cultural determinants of rural health as well as courses focused on the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of health interventions in a rural setting.   Through classroom instruction, research and/or field experience, students will work closely with OU faculty and public health leaders in rural Appalachian Ohio who are actively engaged in rural health research and practice.  Students who complete an MPH are well positioned for careers in a variety of settings, including: local or state health departments, community-based organizations, governmental organizations (CDC), and global health.

This program is a traditional face-to-face 42 semester hour program.  Students are required to take the following courses: Epidemiology in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health, Assessment and Program Planning in Rural Public Health, Intervention Design in Rural Public Health, Program Evaluation, Rural Health Disparities, Grant Writing in Public Health Practice, and a behavioral statistics course.  Students also will complete a minimum of 8 hours of elective courses from across campus. 

In addition to the core and elective courses, all students are required to complete a practicum in which students are required to work a minimum of 10 hours a week at a rural health organization.  This practicum can be done in Appalachian Ohio or in another approved location; either nationally or internationally.  Finally, students are required to complete a capstone project.  Each student will complete a capstone project under the guidance of their faculty advisor. The purpose of the capstone project is to provide an in-depth educational experience that will prepare the student for future practice and/or academic endeavors.  The capstone project may include, but is not limited to, a research project (using primary or secondary data), a publishable paper, literature review, or grant proposal.   Graduation requirements include: a presentation of the capstone project and a portfolio compiling accomplishments.

Concentrations: This MPH program has a rural social and behavioral concentration. 

Opportunities for Graduates: Graduates with an MPH work in a variety of public health settings, including: local and state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospitals, and non-profit health organizations.

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph/chs/graduate/

Graduation Requirements: 42 semester hours, including the completion of a capstone project.  The required courses are:

  • HLTH 6720: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
  • PSY 5110, 5111 or 6111: Based on previous statistics experience (3-4 credits)
  • HLTH 6000: Assessment and Program Planning in Rural Public Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6730: Epidemiology in Public Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6760: Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6140: Rural Health Disparities (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6050: Intervention Design in Rural Public Health (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6770: Grant Writing in Public Health Practice (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6920: Practicum/Field Experience (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6010: Program Evaluation (3 credits)
  • HLTH 6911: Capstone Project (3 credits)
  • Free Electives: 8-9 hours

Culminating Experience: This program requires a Capstone Project in which the student works under the supervision of a faculty member.Capstone Projects may include, but are not limited to: conducting a research project, developing a grant proposal, or conducting a literature review.

Admission Requirements:

Deadlines:

  • Only Fall Admission is possible for the MPH degree
  • Program application deadline of April 30
  • Preference will be given to graduate assistantship applications submitted by February 15, however, these applications will be reviewed until April 30.Individuals who complete the graduate assistantship application by the February 15 deadline will be given priority.

Applicants must:

  • Earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (must be completed prior to starting the MPH program)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (undergraduate)
  • GPA of 3.5 of higher on a 4.0 scale (graduate)
  • Submit 3 professional and/or academic letters of recommendation
  • Submit a personal statement (1000 word limit) (academic background, professional background, why they want to pursue an MPH at OU, and what they plan to do in the future)
  • Send official transcripts
  • CV or resume
  • GRE optional (highly recommended if individual has not previously taken a statistics course)
    • If taken, scores sent to Ohio University

International admissions:

  • GRE optional (highly recommended if individual has not previously taken a statistics course)
    • If taken, scores sent to Ohio University
  • TOEFL is required for graduates of institutions outside the US who are non-native English speakers
    • Waived if student already graduated from or is a current student at a US university

 

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