MPH in MCH or MCH Epidemiology

MPH IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

The Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health Program requires an estimated additional 21-26 beyond the 30-34 semester hours of SPH and CHS  courses required for the MPH in the Community Health Sciences Division. The program provides competencies and expertise in MCH research, policy and advocacy, and systems and health care delivery.

Selected required courses include:
New Course: MCH Inequities and Responses I (CHSC 594
New Course: MCH Inequities and Responses II (CHSC 594)
MCH Policy and Advocacy (CHSC 543)
Translating Evidence for MCH Practice (CHSC 512)

MPH IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY

The Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology requires a minimum of 56 semester hours and can be completed by full-time students in two years. Students can enter the program through the Community Health Sciences Division or the Epidemiology-Biostatistics Division.  An MPH in MCH Epi provides competencies in epidemiology for the MCH population, research methods in MCH, biostatistics, MCH policy and advocacy, and systems and health care delivery.

Selected courses include:
New Course: MCH Inequities and Responses I (CHSC 594)
New Course: MCH Inequities and Responses II (CHSC 594)
Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods (EPID 404)
Epidemiologic Computing (EPID 406)
Reproductive and Perinatal Health(CHSC 545)

For a full list of courses, please see the MPH Degree Student Handbook.

MCH APPLIED PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Maternal and Child Health students’ field placements are between 192-320 hours;  students earn 3-5 credit hours towards their MPH. MCH Applied Practice Experiences (APEs) are typically at nonprofit organizations, government entities, or public health agencies, and provide an opportunity to apply MCH concepts learned in the classroom to experiences in MCH public health practice. Click here for more information about Applied Practice Experience opportunities.