Aug 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, MPH

Program Coordinators by Concentration:

  • Community Health and Health Behavior: Marla Hall (2237 East Carolina Heart Institute; 252-744-5072;
  • Epidemiology: Suzanne Lea (2229 East Carolina Heart Institute; 252-744-4036;
  • Health, Policy, Administration, and Leadership: Huabin Luo (2223 East Carolina Heart Institute; 252-744-5690;

The master of public health (MPH) is offered 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 requirements; 6 s.h. in applications (field placement and professional paper); and 15 s.h. in required courses and electives in one of three concentrations (epidemiology; health policy, administration, and leadership; community health and 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, an integrative 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.

The master of public health requires a minimum of 45 s.h. as follows:


Each concentration has a core research methods course.

*Students in the health policy, administration, and leadership concentration must take MPH 6020.
**Students in the community health and health behavior concentration must take MPH 6027.
***Students in the epidemiology concentration must take MPH 6702.

3. Concentrations and electives - 15 s.h.

(Select in consultation with advisor for concentrations or joint degree programs)

Select 9 s.h. of electives from the following:

Select 9 s.h. of electives from the following:

Select 6 s.h. of electives from the following: