Foundational MPH courses give you knowledge and skills expected by public health employers, and essential for public health leaders of tomorrow.
All MPH students gain foundational public health competencies that employers prioritize as essential skills for public health practice. Students also gain concentration competencies that are specific to their MPH program.
We prepare graduates to address the most critical public health issues our world faces. Essential skills in addressing health disparities are the ability to work with diverse populations; understand issues of equity; recognize and appreciate cultural values; and improve health communication, advocacy and policy making. Applying these skills can help to mitigate health inequities.
Students must address at least one diversity-related foundational competency from the list as one of the three foundational competencies addressed in their culminating project, which is the final requirement to earn the MPH degree: