Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
The College of Health and Human Services offers an interdisciplinary curriculum leading to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The mission of the MPH Program at the University of New Hampshire is to provide society with knowledgeable and professionally educated people to enhance the public health infrastructure and the health of populations in northern New England, with a special focus on New Hampshire. To achieve this mission, the UNH MPH Program is dedicated to the following three goals in the areas of instruction, research, and service:
Instruction: To prepare public health professionals for multiple roles in public health organizations and policy development.
Research: To contribute to the knowledge of the field of public health through the development of new information and applied research, with a particular focus on NH and northern New England.
Service: To provide technical assistance and professional service to public health programs in both private and public sectors, particularly in NH, but also regionally and nationally.
This Program targets working public health professionals and recent undergraduates with an interest in a public health career trajectory. The Program is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), the national association for the accreditation of programs and schools of public health.
The MPH Program is only offered at the University of New Hampshire Manchester campus through the UNH Graduate School Manchester. Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The program can be completed on a part-time basis over two years. Students have up to six (6) years to complete the degree program.
Since the MPH Program is a part-time program, it does not meet the full-time study requirement for international students with F-1 or J-1 visas.
The following courses are required of all students.
During the field study experience, the student is expected to apply the theory and practice of public health to a particular area of student interest. In the final course in the curriculum (Integrating Seminar), students are brought together to work on a particular public health problem for a public health organization.
PHP 900: Public Health Care Systems
Students must also complete five elective courses of their choosing.
PHP 912: Public Health Law
PHP 914: Public Health Policy Analysis
PHP 920: Social Marketing
PHP 924: Evaluation in Public Health
PHP 926: Principles of Toxicology
PHP 928: Climate Change and Health
PHP 930: Disease Ecology
PHP 932: Work, Environmental Policy, and the Health of Workers
PHP 934: Global Health
PHP 936: Health Education and Promotion
PHP 940: Public Health and the Built Environment
PHP 964: Public Health Information Systems and Technology
PHP 966: Public Health Information Systems and Technology
See the 2013-2014 MPH Handbook for Course Descriptions.