The Evaluative Sciences concentration builds on a rigorous core curriculum that includes advanced statistical and research methods for health studies in communities and health care organizations. The core areas are clinical research, clinical outcomes research, health services research, and public health research. There is a special emphasis on integrating cost effectiveness and cost benefit concepts into the curriculum so that resource allocation issues are considered. Graduates with an MPH in Evaluative Sciences will be well prepared to conduct cutting edge research on important population health problems.
The Community Health concentration prepares students for community-based work in public health. The core areas include theories of health behavior and health communication, as well as planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs. Students within this concentration are prepared to participate in community health improvement projects and/or interventions, and community-based participatory research.
The Public Health Practice concentration is designed to prepare health professionals for public health practice. This concentration is only available to students with a clinical degree or studying for a clinical degree (e.g., nursing, medicine, dentistry, registered dietician, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.) Then, the MPH degree enhances their clinical degree and gives them professional growth opportunities