2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

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“I have referred and will continue to refer students to Walden. The curriculum is competitive and Walden employs compassionate faculty and staff who have a genuine interest in helping students achieve.” 


Krystal Kirkland

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Graduate

and Ph.D. in Public Health Student



The purpose of the M.P.H. program is to foster the development of professional public health values, concepts, and ethical practices through the preparation of public health practitioners with specialized knowledge, skills, and competencies in health promotion, disease prevention, and management who are able to identify and assess the needs of diverse populations; plan, implement, and evaluate programs to address those needs; and assure conditions that prevent disease and protect and promote the health of individuals, populations, and communities, with special attention to the underserved and reduction of health disparities.

Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden University has designed the curriculum for the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by leading public health organizations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize culturally appropriate communication skills to convey prevention and intervention strategies used to improve health outcomes among diverse local and global populations.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how research methods, biostatistical data and software, and the epidemiological approach impact the study of patterns of disease, disability, and injury.
  3. Evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors that affect the health of local and global communities.
  4. Evaluate the major social, behavioral, and cultural factors that affect the health of local and global populations.
  5. Appropriately access, interpret, and evaluate public health data that are available through the use of information technology.
  6. Analyze essential services, systems, public policies, and associated challenges that impact the health of local and global communities.
  7. Demonstrate skills needed for sound leadership and decision making in public health, including applications of ethics and professionalism.
  8. Apply health management and systems thinking to public health agencies, programs, policies, and issues.
  9. Apply the principles of program design, implementation, and evaluation to improve the health of local and global populations.
  10. Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethically responsible public health research and practice.

Degree Requirements

  • 56 total quarter credit hours
  • Foundation course (2 cr.)
  • Core courses (46 cr.)
  • Practicum (8 cr.)
  • ePortfolio


Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits
1 PUBH 6101 - Principles of Communication in Public Health   2 cr.
PUBH 6002 - Essentials of Public Health: A Case Study Approach   4 cr.
2 PUBH 6115 - Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Public Health   4 cr.
PUBH 6170 - Public Health Biology   4 cr.
3 PUBH 6125 - Biostatistics   4 cr.
PUBH 6175 - Health Policy and Management   4 cr.
4 PUBH 6165 - Environmental Health   4 cr.
PUBH 6145 - Epidemiology   4 cr.
5 PUBH 6227 - Health Informatics   4 cr.
PUBH 6235 - Program Design, Planning, and Evaluation   4 cr.
6 PUBH 6135 - Leadership, Professionalism, and Ethics in Public Health Practice   4 cr.
PUBH 6155 - Research in Public Health   4 cr.
7 PUBH 6635 - Practicum I: Field Experience in Public Health   4 cr.
PUBH 6260 - Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Public Health   2 cr.
8 PUBH 6636 - Practicum II: Capstone Experience in Public Health   4 cr.


Program Data

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