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. 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.