MPH Courses

The MPH curriculum consists of 45 total credit hours that students can complete in as few as 18 months. Seven core courses are required of all students.

Core Courses

  • Foundations of Public Health (3 credits)
  • Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health (3 credits)
  • Using Data to Drive Public Health (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Health Policy (3 credits)
  • Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • Program Design & Evaluation (3 credits)

After finishing the seven core courses, students then select one concentration, either Epidemiology or Health Policy & Management, and take the prescribed five courses in that area, as shown below:

Epidemiology Concentration

  • Biostatistics for Public Health (3 credits)
  • Measurement (3 credits)
  • Advanced Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Data Management for Public Health (3 credits)
  • Communicating Evidence (3 credits)

Health Policy & Management Concentration

  • Healthcare Delivery Systems (3 credits)
  • Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • Advanced Health Policy Analysis (3 credits)
  • Healthcare Finance (3 credits)
  • Public Health & Health Care Law (3 credits)

Students are required to take two electives (6 credits) and complete a practicum (0 credits) and an integrative learning experience (ILE; 3 credits). The MPH program at Gordon includes two on-campus weekends to build community, provide networking opportunities, and help students acquire additional knowledge and develop key skills for public health practice.