Maria C. Clay, Interim Director, 600 Moye Blvd., Lakeside Annex 7 & 8
The master of public health (MPH) requires 45 s.h., comprising 39 s.h. of course work, a major professional paper, and an internship for students without sufficient previous professional experience in public health. The program is delivered through the Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine. Admissions is through the ECU Graduate School.
The curriculum is divided among the following components: 24 s.h. in core required courses: interdisciplinary rural health diagnosis and planning, fundamentals of environmental health, public health practice, ethics and law in public health, behavioral science and health education, a concentration-related research methods course, epidemiology, and biostatistics; 6 s.h. in applications (field placement, professional paper); and 15 s.h. in required courses and electives in one of three specific concentrations: epidemiology, health administration, or health behavior. In addition to attaining basic public health competencies, MPH graduates must also attain concentration specific competencies. The field placement experience consists of 240 hours of service. The professional paper serves as a capstone, applied-learning experience. It will typically describe a public health action, intervention, or an increase in knowledge useful to public health practice that has resulted from the student’s internship experience, professional employment or research. For detailed information, see the Program Manual (www.ecu.edu/dph).