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MPH Program on the Worcester Campus
Curriculum Effective Fall 2023

Starting in Fall 2023, there will be changes in the MPH curriculum.    Four current core courses will no longer be required:

BIO 540 - Introductory Biostatistics
EPI 640 - Principles of Epidemiology
HPP 601 - Applications of Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health Interventions
HPP 620 - Introduction to the US Health Care System

The MPH degree will still require 42 credits or 14 3-credit courses, as outlined below. These requirements are for students starting Fall 2023, or later. If you started the program before that, please contact us for details regarding your curriculum.   The required core courses are offered every fall and spring semester.   The Practicum and Capstone can also be completed during the two summer sessions.   Our curriculum will be the same as that of the Public Health Practice online program.

Here is the link to the PHP curriculum starting Fall 2023:


Required Core Courses (27 credits)

SPHHS 605 - Health Equity & the Foundations of Public Health Practice
SPHHS 606 – Leading Change: Policy, Advocacy, and Ethics
SPHHS 615 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, A: Description, Estimation, and Exposures
SPHHS 616 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, B: Evidence, Threats, and Action
HPP 642 - Public Health Leadership
EHS 565 - Environmental Health Practices
HPP 624 - Research Methods
SPHHS 698W - Practicum
HPP 696D - Culminating Capstone Project

Elective Courses (15 credits)  Students are allowed 5 elective courses and have the flexibility to choose the electives best suited to their interests and professional goals.