Master of Science in Public Health
Daemen MPH degree is comprised of competencies across five key public health areas: (1) biostatistics, (2) epidemiology, (3) health services administration, (4) health education/behavioral science and (5) environmental health. Students also complete a practicum, which provides for real-world applications of their training and builds experience working directly with public health professionals. A final capstone project provides students with the opportunity to investigate a public health problem in their area of interest.
The Daemen College MPH program offers three specialty tracks of study, including Epidemiology, Community Health Education, and a Generalist Track. Students may also choose a focus in Global Health, which provides students with the opportunity for tailoring their education toward an increased understanding of global public health issues. Regardless of which area of study students pursue, graduates from Daemen's MPH program will be well prepared to serve their communities in promoting public health and well-being, and preventing disease and injury.
Required Core Courses (20 credits)
MPH 500 - Epidemiology (3 credits)
MPH 510 - Psychosocial and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health (3 credits)
MPH 520 - Research Methods in Health Promotion (3 credits)
MPH 530 - Environmental Health (3 credits)
MPH 540 - Public Health Biostatistics (3 credits)
MPH 541 - Public Health Biostatistics Lab (2 credits)
MPH 550 - Public Health Policy, Administration, and Management (3 credits)
Required Specialty Track Courses; Choose One Track (12 credits)
Community Health Education
- MPH 560 Community Health Education (3 credits)
MPH 562 Assessment and Planning in Community Health Education (3 credits)
MPH 564 Implementation and Evaluation in Community Health Education (3 credits)
MPH 566 Communication, Advocacy and Consultation in Community Health Education (3 credits)
MPH 568 - Advanced Epidemiology (3 credits)
MPH 570 - Advanced Biostatistics (3 credits)
MPH 572 - Chronic Diseases, A Lifecourse Approach (3 credit seminar)
MPH 574 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 credit)
Choose any four courses (12 credits) from the other tracks or electives
Electives (6 credits)
Choose from electives that include topics on global health, grant writing, health disparities, and community-based participatory research.
Practicum (3 credits)
Under the direction of a faculty advisor the student completes a practicum in their area of specialty track in order to apply and to further develop their academic skills. Each practicum requires a minimum of 240 hours of work at the practicum site.
Capstone Project (4 credits)
The capstone project is a culminating experience that provides students the opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and apply their curricular knowledge to a significant public health problem in the student
Focus in Global Health
In addition to selecting a specialty track of study, students completing the MPH can choose a focus in global health by completing specific elective courses and completing their practicum and capstone project in an area of global health. Criteria for a focus in global health are:
- Complete MPH 577 - Global Health and either MPH 591 - Global Public Health Policy and Development OR MPH 595 - Cultural Competency and Health Disparities in Public Health
- Complete MPH CHE/EPI/MCH 600 in an international setting
- Complete MPH CHE/EPI/MCH 620 on a topic relevant to global health