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The MPH Degree has two plans of study:

  • Plan 1: 42 hours of total coursework; Thesis (6 hours)
  • Plan 2: 42 hours of total coursework; Practicum (3 hours)
 
 MPH in Rural & Underserved Communities - 42 hours
  • Ecological Perspectives  (3 hours)
    • MPH 5653 (3 hours): Foundations of Public Health Education & Promotion (Fall online)  
  •  Biostatistics  (3 hours)
    • MPH 5203 (3 hours): Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health (Spring online) 

     

  • Epidemiology  (3 hours)
    • MPH 5323 (3 hours): General Epidemiology (Summer Online)
  • Environmental Health  (3 hours)
    • MPH 5133 (3 hours): Environmental Health (Spring, Summer Online) 
  • Health Services Administration  (3 hours)
    • HCA 5013 (3 hours): Survey of Healthcare Administration (Fall – Wednesday 7:20 pm Stillwater & Tulsa; Fall Online)
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  • Leadership - 3 hours
    • MPH 5543 (3 hours): Leadership, Policy, and Ethics in Public Health (Fall Online)        
  • Cultural Competence  (3 hours)
    • MPH 5453 (3 hours): Cultural Issues in Health (Spring Hybrid; Summer Online)
  • Research Methods Required Elective for Thesis  (3 hours)
    • REMS 5013 (3 hours): Research Design and Methodology (Spring, Summer, Fall and Online)                  
    •  HDFS 5133 (3 hours): Research Methods and Design (Fall Only - In Person and Online)              
  • Program Planning and Evaluation (9 hours)
    • MPH 5683 (3 hours): Health Behavior Theory & Practice for Public Health (Fall Hybrid; Summer Online)
    • HLTH 5973 (3 hours): Designing Public Health Programs (Odd Years: 1st 8 weeks Spring: TR 4:30 – 7:00; Even Years: 1st 8 weeks Spring Online)
    • HLTH 5983 (3 hours): Implementation & Evaluation of Public Health Programs (Odd Years: 2nd 8 weeks Spring : TR 4:30 – 7:00; Even Years: 2nd 8 weeks Spring Online)        
  • Guided Electives  (3–9 hours)
    • HLTH 5113 (3 hours): Psychological Aspects of Health (Fall odd years Stillwater)  
    • NSCI 5323 (3 hours): Nutrition & Physical Activity in Aging (Fall – online only, Great Plains IDEA course*)         
    • HLTH 5233 (3 hours): Health & Sexuality (Summer)
    • NSCI 5453 (3 hours): Nutrition & Health Disparities (Spring – online only, Great Plains IDEA course*)           
    • NSCI 5553 (3 hours): Global Nutrition & Food Security (Stillwater-in person Spring: 8 week course beginning mid-February Online Great Plains IDEA course*)      
    • NSCI 5713 (3 hours): Advanced Community Nutrition (Fall Stillwater)     
    • HDFS 5153 (3 hours): Policy in Human Development & Family Science (Spring odd years at OSU-Tulsa, even years in Stillwater)  
    • HDFS 5403 (3 hours): Research Perspectives in Gerontology (Summer & Fall – online only, Great Plains IDEA course*)  
    • HDFS 5411 (3 hours): Ethics & Aging       
    • HDFS 5433 (3 hours): Theories of Aging (Spring odd years Stillwater)   
    • HDFS 5493 (3 hours): Aging in Families (Spring even years online only, Great Plains IDEA course*)         
    • HDFS 5523 (3 hours): Family Theory (Spring: odd years in Tulsa, even years in Stillwater)         
    • HDFS 5583 (3 hours): Human Sexuality (Spring even years)
  • Culminating Experience  (3–6 hours)


Note:
 To remain in good academic standing, all students must earn a B or higher in each course of the MPH or Public Health Certificate program. The MPH faculty can assess a C grade if extraordinary cricumstances are present. 

 

Guided electives are course suggestions that will assist in determining an area of specialization or will enrich the MPH degree however, these courses are not required. Any graduate level course can be taken as an elective. See the Areas of Focus for an expanded list of electives.

 

If a student who is not part of GP IDEA would like to take the course he/she can if there are enough spaces (or at instructors discretion) about 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.  Enrollment should be managed through the Great Plains IDEA Coordinator, Susan Malec via email or phone at 405-744-4582. 

 
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