The Master of Public Health program requires completion of 48 units. Students must also complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations: Health Education and Promotion or Health Policy and Administration.

Core Requirements

 

This course introduces students to physical, chemical and biological hazards found in the environment and health risks associated with workplace and community exposure to them. Risks to special populations and mechanisms of reducing or controlling these risks are discussed. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC502-A
McKinney, Ogbochi A.
01/08/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus Q290
HSC502-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/06/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This course discusses approaches to health promotion and disease prevention intervention in different settings, using varied strategies, and for different target groups. The course is intended to be practical in nature focusing on the specifics of intervention development and delivery and how these might vary across settings, behaviors and strategies. The course will emphasize the careful exploration of examples of intervention creation, delivery and effectiveness. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the resources, and other practical considerations necessary to produce, deliver, monitor, and disseminate an intervention with demonstrated effectiveness. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC516-A
Wigginton, Melissa L.
01/08/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L247
HSC516-A
Wigginton, Melissa L.
01/06/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

The overall framework for the course is based on the bio-psychosocial or ecologic perspective on health. In these models, health is seen as being determined by biologic, behavioral, social, and environmental factors that interact with each other and, to a greater or lesser extent, can be influenced by individuals and groups. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC522-A
Kim, Sangmin
03/04/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L244
HSC522-A
Kim, Sangmin
03/03/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of the healthcare policy process in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of how the healthcare system works and how healthcare policy has been made in the U.S. Review and analysis of current various proposals for healthcare reform will be conducted. (3 units; As Offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

Principles and methods used to investigate the distribution, determinants, and prevention strategies for disease in human populations. Major topics include: disease classification, measures of disease frequency and relative effect, comparisons and contrasts of analytic study designs, methods used to isolate effects, statistical significance testing, interpretation of results, and screening for latent disease. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC540-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This course will cover the statistical methods commonly used in the collection and analysis of public health data. Includes descriptive statistics, basic concepts in regression, non-parametric statistics, and parametric statistics as well as an introduction to the use of statistical software. Emphasis on understanding and applying statistical concepts to the interpretations of health research data. (3 units, Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC544-A
LaChausse, Robert G.
09/02/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This is an introductory, graduate level public health program planning, development, and evaluation course that broadly addresses program planning models, process of program development and methods of evaluation in the area of public health. This course will be focused on the following three areas: (1) study of program planning models, (2) process of program development, and (3) methods of evaluation in public health settings. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC560-A
Bonome, Janet H
07/01/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC560-A
LaChausse, Robert G.
09/02/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This course is an intensive introduction to public health emergency preparedness and response and covers a number of topics, including: the role of public health in disasters; intentional mass threats; emergency operations planning and exercises; and infectious disease emergency readiness. (3 units; As Offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC570-A
Meconis, Kevin D.
05/06/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus A016

This IPE introductory course provides exposure to learners early in their educational programs to engage in activities that offer knowledge based information, focused on “describing roles and responsibilities” and “demonstrating awareness of interprofessional (IP) communication and teamwork in the context of shared curricular topics required across health professions. An introductory level hybrid course of Inter-Professional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies and an end of course seminar for all students will be required. Prerequisite: Graduate Nursing, Public Health, Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, or Physician Assistant majors. (0 units; As Offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
IPE510-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
09/03/2024 - Online

This course will engage intermediate learners in their educational program together through their own programs activities that provide opportunities to continue to build upon IPE competencies and develop collaborative skills , knowledge and additudes. Programs will integrate multifaceted active teaching methods such as simulation, problem based learning, clinical practicum, community –based projects, service-learning, and other IPE activities. Pre- or Co- requisite: IPE 510. (0 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
IPE520-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
01/08/2024 - Online
IPE520-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
09/03/2024 - Online
IPE520-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
01/13/2025 - Online

This course prepares advanced learners to work collaboratively as appropriate, to assess, plan, provide care/intervention and make decisions to optimize client/patient, family, and community health outcomes and improve quality of care through a University wide IPE simulation. Students will draw upon previously learned knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to the four domains of IPE education to effectively apply leadership qualities that support collaborative practice, and team effectiveness through reflection and application. Pre- or Co- requisite: IPE 520. (0-1 unit; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
IPE530-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
01/08/2024 - Online
IPE530-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
01/13/2025 - Online

 

Concentrations

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Health Policy and Administration

 

Health Education and Promotion

This course is an analysis of nutrition issues concerned with health and disease among the population. Biochemical, physiological and socioeconomic interactions will be evaluated as they relate to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programs and research that affect the population as a whole. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC505-A
Reed, Natalie Ana
09/02/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This course will introduce students to current and emerging issues in public health such as HIV/STD transmission, poverty, globalization, gun control, healthcare access, obesity, and others. Students will be expected to describe these controversies and discuss differing perspectives. Psychosocial and behavioral factors as they relate to these issues will be examined as well as the review and discussion of evidence-based prevention and intervention efforts. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC525-A
Wigginton, Melissa L.
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This course introduces leadership theories and principles and how they can be applied to public health. Students are introduced to different leadership styles and practices in preparatin for leadership and management roles in the field of public health. Through leadership analysis and case studies students will become familiar with leadership skills and competencies as well as applications in the diverse settings of public health. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC555-A
Fletcher, Wayne L.
01/08/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L248
HSC555-A
Fletcher, Wayne L.
01/06/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This course reviews various approaches to health promotion and disease prevention intervention strategies. The course is intended to be practical in nature, focusing on the logistics of intervention development and delivery and how these might vary across settings, behaviors, strategies/theories, and populations. Examples of intervention creation, delivery and effectiveness will be provided and the practical considerations necessary to produce, deliver, monitor, and disseminate an intervention with demonstrated effectiveness will be emphasized. (3 units; Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC575-A
Wigginton, Melissa L.
05/06/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L247

 


  

Health Policy and Administration

This course examines the nature and extent of poverty primarily in the U.S. but with a comparative perspective (developed countries in Europe). It considers possible causes and consequences, and the antipoverty effects of existing and proposed policies. (3 units; As Offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC521-A
Bowie-Hussey, Shene' L.
05/06/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus A016

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills pertaining to the functions of strategic planning and marketing in the health care setting. Areas to be covered include an analysis of strategic planning and marketing theory, emphasizing strategic planning concepts in an era of regulation and competition, and a marketing orientation to designing the services offered by the health care organization. Students will examine contemporary health service issues through multi-disciplinary perspectives within organizational leadership, analyzing how leaders account for internal and external factors to improve organizational and system performance, thereby meeting individual and community health. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC538-A
Garza, Gregory S.
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

Students explore and analyze current ethical issues such as biomedical research, insurance statutes, and demand management. Students survey the extensive legal foundations of health care, and apply current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and labor relations. (3 units; As offered & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC552-A
Fletcher, Wayne L.
01/08/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L240
HSC552-A
Garza, Gregory S.
01/06/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

In this core course in financial management, students will learn the fundamentals of budgeting and accounting for public, health, and not-for-profit organizations. Through readings, lectures, real-world case studies, and assignments, students will gain an understanding of how to use financial information in organizational planning, implementation, control, reporting, and analysis. In addition, students will have the chance to develop their spreadsheet skills by using Excel to perform financial calculations and create financial documents. (3 units; As Offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC565-A
Garza, Gregory S.
09/02/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

 

Capstone Requirements

 

This course provides an introduction to research methods that examines two major approaches in research paradigms. The course will study in depth different types of quantitative research designs such as experimental, quasi-experimental, and descriptive approaches and students will initiate a research project that investigates behavior, knowledge, or attitudes factors that help students to understand the complexity of behavior change through the use of qualitative and quantitative data. Prerequisite: HSC 544 or STA 544. (3 units; Summer & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC590-A
LaChausse, Robert G.
05/06/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus A013

This course will provide students with an in-depth review of principles of research and analytic methods. Emphasis will be placed on conceptualization of research questions, evaluation of research designs, sample size, issues related to potential threats to validity, and analyticical plans. Course topics will include collection of primary data and the use of secondary data. Students will develop their thesis/project proposal and will be expected to implement their proposed research throughout the course. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC592-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
03/04/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L248
HSC592-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
03/03/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

This Capstone course is designed to be a culminating exercise for students to reflect upon, evaluate, and assimilate knowledge and experience they gained by participating in a research or project opportunity prior to or concurrent with this course. Following Research Methods, sequentially, this course continues the student’s development of the research and reflective experience initiated in Research Methods. Students in the capstone will prepare a presentation (both oral and written) that focuses on that experience. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. (2 units; Fall/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC599-A
Bonome, Janet H
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC599-B
LaChausse, Robert G.
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC599-C
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC599-D
Kim, Sangmin
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC599-E
Amankwaah, Akua F.
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC599-F
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC599-G
Parks, Ashley Victoria
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC599-A
Bonome, Janet H
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
HSC599-A
Bonome, Janet H
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC

Complete one of the following courses:

The practicum course consists of a minimum of 150 hours of structured and supervised professional experience in an international setting in which students will receive academic credit. As a working partnership between students and public health agencies, the practicum offers students hands-on experience in an area of public health with the goal of furthering students’ practical experience while enhancing the work of public health. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate an integration of coursework into a real-world, international setting. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director.(3 units; Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

The practicum is a structured and supervised professional experience with an approved agency for which students receive academic credit. As a working partnership between students and public health agencies, the practicum offers students hands-on experience in an area of public health with the goal of furthering students' practical experience while enhancing the work of public health. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate an integration of coursework into a real-world setting. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HSC595-A
Kim, Sangmin
01/08/2024 T 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM Health Science Campus L244
HSC595-A
Kim, Sangmin
01/13/2025 T 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM Health Science Campus

 

 

*Curriculum and program design subject to change.