MPH Courses

The MPH curriculum consists of 45 total credit hours that students can complete in as few as 18 months. There are full-time and part-time program opportunities. Eight 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)
  • Strategic Public Health Communication (3 credits)

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

Health Policy & Management Concentration

  • Global Healthcare Delivery (3 credits)
  • Organizational Management (3 credits)
  • Health Policy & Politics (3 credits)
  • Healthcare Finance (3 credits)

Generalist Concentration

  • Community Health Theory & Methods OR Organizing & Transforming Communities (3 credits)
  • Measurement for Public Health OR Advanced Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Statistics for Healthcare Professionals OR Biostatistics for Public Health (3 credits)
  • One Health Policy & Management course (see above; 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 summer on-campus weekends to build community, provide networking opportunities, and help students acquire additional knowledge and develop key skills for public health practice.