Public Health (Health Behavior and Health Promotion) - Master of Public Health (Online)

Students completing the Health Behavior & Health Promotion concentration are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination and/or for the Certified Public Health (CPH) examination.

Concentration: Health Behavior & Health Promotion (Thesis Option)

Prefix Title Credits
PHLS 5110Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health3
PHLS 5120Biostatistical Applications in Public Health3
PHLS 5130Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention3
PHLS 5140Health Services System: Administration and Organization3
PHLS 5150Environmental Public Health Issues3
Concentration: Health Behavior & Health Promotion
PHLS 5210Foundations of Public Health Education3
PHLS 5220Techniques of Health Communication/Education3
PHLS 5230Community Organization in Public Health3
PHLS 5240Health Program Planning3
PHLS 5250Evaluative Approaches in Public Health3
PHLS 5260Research and Resources in Community Health3
Cultural Foundation Course
Select 3 credits from the cultural foundation series numbered PHLS 5610- PHLS 56603
Additional Requirements
PHLS 5998Field Experience3
Thesis Option
PHLS 5999Master's Thesis3
Total Credits42

The thesis option requires a total of 42 credit hours. Final examination for the non-thesis option includes both oral and written questions pertaining to the student’s graduate course work. Final examination for the thesis option consists of an oral defense of the thesis and related course work.

Concentration: Health Behavior & Health Promotion (Non-Thesis Option)

Prefix Title Credits
Public Health Core Courses
PHLS 5110Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health3
PHLS 5120Biostatistical Applications in Public Health3
PHLS 5130Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention3
PHLS 5140Health Services System: Administration and Organization3
PHLS 5150Environmental Public Health Issues3
Health Behavior & Health Promotion Concentration
PHLS 5210Foundations of Public Health Education3
PHLS 5220Techniques of Health Communication/Education3
PHLS 5230Community Organization in Public Health3
PHLS 5240Health Program Planning3
PHLS 5250Evaluative Approaches in Public Health3
PHLS 5260Research and Resources in Community Health3
Cultural Foundation Course
Select 3 credits from the cultural foundation series numbered PHLS 5610-PHLS 56603
Additional Requirements
PHLS 5998Field Experience3
Non-thesis Option
Select 3 credits from electives3
Total Credits42

Elective courses may include other 5000-level courses from other departments. Some PHLS 5000-level courses are crossed listed with PHLS 4000 level courses (e.g PHLS 4640 Rural Health Issues and PHLS 5640 Rural Health Issues). Students who have previously taken one of these 4000 level courses at NMSU, may not take the corresponding 5000 level PHLS course for degree completion credit.

Selected elective and option courses may also be available during summer sessions.

All MPH students must comply with the Student Code of Conduct for the Department of Public Health Sciences. This can be found online at the Department's web page.(http://publichealth.nmsu.edu)

Public Health (Health Behavior and Health Promotion) - Master of Public Health (Thesis)

A Suggested Plan of Study

Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Public Health (Health Behavior and Health Promotion) - Master of Public Health (Non-Thesis)

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
PHLS 5120 Biostatistical Applications in Public Health 3
PHLS 5110 Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health 3
PHLS 5140 Health Services System: Administration and Organization 3
 Credits9
Spring
PHLS 5130 Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention 3
PHLS 5210 Foundations of Public Health Education 3
PHLS 5260 Research and Resources in Community Health 3
 Credits9
Summer
PHLS 5998 Field Experience 3
Elective Course 1 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
PHLS 5250 Evaluative Approaches in Public Health 2 3
PHLS 5230 Community Organization in Public Health 3
PHLS 5240 Health Program Planning 3
 Credits9
Spring
PHLS 5150 Environmental Public Health Issues 3
Cultural Foundation Series Course 3 3
PHLS 5220 Techniques of Health Communication/Education 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits42
1

Elective courses may include other 5000-level courses from other departments. Some PHLS 5000-level courses are cross-listed with PHLS 4000 level courses (e.g. PHLS 4640 Rural Health Issues and PHLS 5640 Rural Health Issues). Students who have previously taken one of these 4000 level courses at NMSU may not take the corresponding 5000 level course for degree completion credit. Selected elective and optional courses may also be available during summer sessions.

2

PHLS 5210 Foundations of Public Health Education is a prerequisite for PHLS 5250 Evaluative Approaches in Public Health

3

Select three credits from the cultural foundation series numbered MPH 560-MPH 599