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                 Guide for the Master of Public Health Degree Program
                                with a specialization in
Students admitted to the Master of Public Health (MPH)         Required Courses and Electives in the Specialization
degree program are assigned faculty advisers who will
provide guidance throughout the program. This document         PUBHBIO 604  SAS Programming                         2 hrs
serves as a resource to be used by the student and the         PUBHBIO 702  Design & Analysis of Studies
adviser in developing a program with a specialization in                      in the Health Sciences II             4 hrs
Epidemiology. For additional information about                 PUBHBIO 703 A Problem-Oriented Approach to
requirements, students are directed to the College of Public                  Biostatistics                         4 hrs
Health (CPH) Student Handbook (available on line at            PUBHEPI 704* Biological Basis of Public Health       4 hrs
http://cph.osu.edu/academics/handbooks.cfm and to the          PUBHEPI 711  Epidemiology I
Graduate School Handbook (available online at                                                                       4 hrs
http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/).                           PUBHEPI 712       Epidemiology II
                                                                                                                    4 hrs
                                                               PUBHEPI 705       Design & Implementation of
PROGRAM OF STUDY                                                                  Health Surveys                    4 hrs
The curriculum consists of a minimum of 60 quarter hours       *Required for students who do not have an MD, DVM, or
organized into five curricular domains:                         equivalent clinical degree.
1.   Core courses in areas of knowledge basic to public        Electives (Choose 2-3 courses to bring the total hours in
     health (20 quarter hours)                                 your program to 60)
2.   Courses required for a specialization in epidemiology     PUBHEPI 713       Environmental Epidemiology         4 hrs
     (22-26 quarter hours)                                     PUBHEPI 714       Epidemiology of Injury             3 hrs
                                                               PUBHEPI 716       Psychiatric Epidemiology           3 hrs
3.   Elective courses approved for the specialization (7-22    PUBHEPI 814       Chronic Disease Epidemiology       4 hrs
     quarter hours)                                            PUBHEPI 815       Infectious Disease Epidemiology    4 hrs
                                                               PUBHEPI 816       Cancer Epidemiology                4 hrs
4.   Practicum (4 quarter hours minimum)                       PUBHEPI 817       Cardiovascular Disease Epi         4 hrs
                                                               PUBHEPI 818       Women’s Health Issues              3 hrs
5.   Culminating project (3 quarter hours minimum)             PUBHEPI 819       Epidemiology of Obesity            4 hrs
                                                               PUBHEPI 820       Reproductive and Perinatal Epi     4 hrs
Public Health Core Courses
Every student in the MPH degree program must complete
the following courses in the areas of knowledge basic to       PUBHLTH 685 Field Experience in Public Health 4 hrs
public health:
                                                               Culminating Project
PUBHBIO 701     Design & Analysis of Studies
                in the Health Sciences I              4 hrs    PUBHLTH 785 Culminating Project in Public Hlth 3 hrs
Environmental Health Sciences
PUBHEHS 731 Principles of Environmental Hlth          4 hrs    PRACTICUM
PUBHEPI 710 Principles of Epidemiology                4 hrs    The College requires four quarter hours of field experience
Social and Behavioral Sciences                                 in public health (practicum) for all students in the MPH
PUBHHBP 720 Preventing Disease & Promoting                     degree program. Students must spend at least 120 hours
                Health through Behavioral Science     4 hrs    on site during the practicum to meet the minimum
Health Services Administration                                 requirement (30 hours on site equals one credit hour).
PUBHHMP 800 Health Care Organization I                4 hrs    Each student chooses a practicum that fits with her/his
                                                               career goals and is consistent with the area of
                                                               specialization. An on-site
preceptor supervises the student’s experience, and the         earned may count towards the degree. For more details,
faculty adviser collaborates in designing and approving        see Section 11.2 of the CPH Student Handbook.
the learning content. The majority of students complete
this requirement during the summer following the first
academic year, though some may choose to delay it until        TIME LIMIT
later in their second year.                                    The MPH degree must be completed within five years
Students should be participants in the arrangements for the    from the date of matriculation. The responsibility for
practicum. The Office of Academic Programs in M-006            academic progress and fulfillment of the time limit rule
Starling-Loving Hall assists students in locating              rests with the student. Students who fail to complete the
appropriate practicum sites and provides support               program in five years must re-apply to the program by
throughout the experience. Students are encouraged to          written petition to the Graduate Studies Committee.
consult with their advisers and other CPH faculty. The         Approval may be contingent upon completion of
practicum is graded S/U and the evaluation is based on the     additional course work. No further registration will be
preceptor’s and the adviser’s assessment of the experience     permitted in the absence of an approved petition. For
and the final report. Complete details on the process for      additional information, see Section 5.5 of the CPH Student
seeking and confirming the placement, as well as the           Handbook.
expectations for the practicum, are found in the Practicum
Student Handbook (available online at                          GRADUATE NON-DEGREE & TRANSFER CREDIT
                                                               The transfer of credit depends on where it was earned. For
                                                               OSU graduate non-degree credits, a maximum of 10 credit
CULMINATING PROJECT/MASTER’S                                   hours may be transferred into the degree-granting program
EXAMINATION                                                    with approval of the faculty adviser. For transfer credit
The Graduate School requires that each master’s student        from another institution, a maximum of 12 quarter hours
complete a Master’s Examination. The culminating               (20% of the total credit hours required for the degree) may
project for the MPH satisfies this requirement either with a   be transferred into the program with approval of the
traditional thesis or an alternative written product.          faculty adviser. Students must petition the Graduate
                                                               Studies Committee to transfer credits; the petition must be
MPH students specializing in Epidemiology have the             supported by the Division Chair. For additional
option of completing a traditional research-based master’s     information, see Section 10.3 of the CPH Student
thesis as the culminating project or an applied research       Handbook.
project. The thesis option is less frequently chosen
because the majority of students intend to go directly into    GRADUATION
professional practice. However, those students who
expect to pursue an academic degree program such as the        Students must be enrolled for a minimum of three graduate
PhD are encouraged to consider a thesis and there are, of      credit hours during the quarter in which they wish to
course, students who are interested in a topic that is best    graduate. An "Application to Graduate" form (available
approached in the thesis format.                               on the Graduate School’s web site) must be completed by
                                                               the student, signed by the adviser, and returned to the
MPH students who prefer an alternative to the thesis           Office of Academic Programs (OAP) for processing. The
complete an applied research project (which may take the       deadline for submitting the signed form to the OAP each
form of a grant proposal) that includes a written report and   quarter is the first Friday of the quarter of graduation. The
an oral presentation. Students should begin planning their     deadline to submit the signed Master Exam Report Form is
culminating projects with their faculty advisers at least      the 8th week of the quarter; therefore, students generally
three quarters prior to the expected quarter of completion.    must complete their culminating projects by the 6th or 7th
More detailed descriptions of the culminating project          week of the quarter. At the end of the quarter, students are
requirements are available in the Epidemiology                 asked to complete an Exit Survey, as explained in Section
Culminating Project Guidelines online at                       13.14 of the CPH Student Handbook.

                                                               OFFICE OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
                                                               Counselors are available in the Office of Academic
To remain in good academic standing, MPH students must         Programs, M006 Starling-Loving Hall (614-293-3907) to
maintain a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. In addition, a B- or       provide assistance with College or University policies and
higher must be earned in the specialization courses and        procedures. Questions regarding the student’s program
core courses (with the exception of a C or C+ in one core      should be directed to the faculty adviser.
course). No course in which a grade of C- or below is

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