The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed to prepare high-quality public health professionals to integrate knowledge and skills, critique research, and appraise leadership and advocacy to effect positive and sustainable change in improving population health in rural environments. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Appropriately integrate knowledge and skills to appraise evidence-based approaches to public health.
- Effectively critique research for assessment, planning, and management of policy and programs to promote health.
- Appropriately appraise principles of leadership, governance, and management to foster collaborations, coalitions, and partnerships to advocate for health improvement of diverse populations.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Integrate knowledge and skills from the profession and science of public health to improve rural health.
- Explain how behavioral, biological, environmental, genetic, and psychological factors affect a population's health.
- Apply evidence-based approaches and methods to improve rural health in Texas.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
42 semester credit hours (SCH).
|Public Health Core|
|PUBH 5163||Social and Behavioral Health||3|
|PUBH 5173||Environmental Health||3|
|PUBH 5213||Applied Research Methods||3|
|PUBH 6223||Health Advocacy and Leadership||3|
|Health Promotion and Behavior in Rural Communities Concentration|
|PUBH 5113||Racial and Ethnic Disparities||3|
|PUBH 6133||Theoretical Foundations of Public Health||3|
|PUBH 6143||Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation I||3|
|PUBH 6153||Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation II||3|
|PUBH 6183||Health Communication||3|
|HSC 6803||Grant Writing||3|
|PUBH 6973||Public Health Practicum||3|
|Select one of the following||3|
|Aging and Health|
|Qualitative Research Methods in Health Promotion|
|Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities|
|Exercise Evaluation and Prescription|
|APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness|