The M.P.H. program generally prepares students for careers in the practice of epidemiology in local, state, national, and international health agencies. These students obtain broad training in public health as well as in epidemiology. The M.P.H. curriculum includes courses in environmental health, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, and health services. Students may also take courses to develop skills needed in the public health arena such as data management, survey and questionnaire development, scientific writing, and grant writing.
As a culminating experience, MPH students are required to take a comprehensive exam and to submit a report on an field study project to demonstrate an understanding of epidemiologic methods and applying what they learned to a public health concern.