Master of Health Science

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Master of Health Science
Course Number and TitleCredits
MHS 500 Contemporary Foundations of Public Health2
MHS 501 Framing Public Health Problems2
MHS 502 Prevention and Intervention in Public Health3
MHS 503 Public Health Management2
MHS 504 Applied Epidemiology2
MHS 505 Applied Public Health Research and Evaluation2
MHS 506 Applied Statistics in Public Health2
MHS 590 Internship1
Area of Emphasis
Select one from the following three emphases: Prevention and Intervention Programming, Systems Analysis and Innovation, and Health Management and Leadership. Each area of emphasis has specific requirements listed below.

Health Policy Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
MHS 520 Advanced Systems Analysis and Problem-Solving2
MHS 521 Building and Sustaining Systems Capacity2
MHS 522 Organization, Communications, and Advocacy in Systems Change2
MPH 524 Contemporary Issues in Health Systems and Policy2
PUBADM 501 Public Policy Process3
Project, Thesis, or Course Work Option
Project Option
MHLTHSCI 591 Project (6 cr)
Thesis Option
MHLTHSCI 593 (5 cr)
MHLTHSCI 688 Thesis Proposal (1 cr)
Course Work Option
9 credits of elective course work
6-11
Culminating Activity
Capstone Option
MHS 692 Capstone Course (2 cr)

Thesis Option
MHS 593 Thesis (4-6 cr)
MHS 688 Thesis Proposal (1 cr)
2-7
Total42

Health Promotion Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
MHS 510 Advanced Overview of Prevention and Intervention Programming2
MHS 511 Enhancing Community Engagement and Advocacy2
MHS 512 Community and Population Assessment2
MHS 513 Advanced Prevention and Intervention Design2
MHS 514 Implementing and Managing Public Health Programs2
MHS 515 Evaluating Prevention and Intervention Programs2
Electives7-12
Culminating Activity
Capstone Option
MHS 692 Capstone Course (2 cr)

Thesis Option
MHS 593 Thesis (4-6 cr)
MHS 688 Thesis Proposal (1 cr)
2-7
Total42

Health Services Leadership Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
MHS 530 Data-Informed Decision-Making 2
MHS 531 Leadership and Strategic Planning in Health Promoting Organizations2
MHS 532 Managing Human Resources in Health Promoting Organizations2
MHS 533 Managing Financial Resources in Health Promoting Organizations2
MHS 534 Managing Partnerships to Achieve Public Health Goals2
MHS 535 Evaluating Organizational Effectiveness2
Electives7-12
Culminating Activity
Capstone Option
MHS 692 Capstone Course (2 cr)

Thesis Option
MHS 593 Thesis (4-6 cr)
MHS 688 Thesis Proposal (1 cr)
2-7
Total42

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