Public Health (Health Behavior & Health Promotion) - Master of Public Health

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
MPH 510Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health3
MPH 520Biostatistical Applications in Public Health3
MPH 530Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention3
MPH 540Health Services System: Administration and Organization3
MPH 550Environmental Public Health Issues3
Concentration: Health Behavior & Health Promotion
MPH 570Foundations of Public Health Education3
MPH 572Techniques of Health Communication/Education3
MPH 573Community Organization in Public Health3
MPH 574Health Program Planning3
MPH 578Evaluative Approaches in Public Health3
MPH 579Research and Resources in Community Health3
Cultural Foundation Course
Select 3 credits from the cultural foundation series numbered MPH 560-MPH 5693
Additional Requirements
MPH 596Field Experience3
Thesis Option
MPH 599Master'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
MPH 510Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health3
MPH 520Biostatistical Applications in Public Health3
MPH 530Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention3
MPH 540Health Services System: Administration and Organization3
MPH 550Environmental Public Health Issues3
Health Behavior & Health Promotion Concentration
MPH 570Foundations of Public Health Education3
MPH 572Techniques of Health Communication/Education3
MPH 573Community Organization in Public Health3
MPH 574Health Program Planning3
MPH 578Evaluative Approaches in Public Health3
MPH 579Research and Resources in Community Health3
Cultural Foundation Course
Select 3 credits from the cultural foundation series numbered MPH 560-MPH 5693
Additional Requirements
MPH 596Field Experience3
Non-thesis Option
Select 3 credits from electives3
Total Credits42

Elective courses may include other MPH courses or 500-level courses from other departments. Some MPH courses are crossed listed with PHLS 400 level courses (e.g PHLS 467 Rural Health Issues and MPH 567 Rural Health Issues). Students who have previously taken one of these 400 level courses at NMSU, may not take the corresponding 500 level MPH 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
MPH 520 Biostatistical Applications in Public Health 3
MPH 510 Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health 3
MPH 540 Health Services System: Administration and Organization 3
 Credits9
Spring
MPH 530 Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention 3
MPH 570 Foundations of Public Health Education 3
MPH 579 Research and Resources in Community Health 3
 Credits9
Summer
MPH 596 Field Experience 3
Elective Course 1 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
MPH 578 Evaluative Approaches in Public Health 2 3
MPH 573 Community Organization in Public Health 3
MPH 574 Health Program Planning 3
 Credits9
Spring
MPH 550 Environmental Public Health Issues 3
Cultural Foundation Series Course 3 3
MPH 572 Techniques of Health Communication/Education 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits42