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Public Health Practice and Policy (PHPP)   

Program Title and Classification

Public Health Practice and Policy

Graduate Degree Program

College: Public Health

Abstract

Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S. and employs over 11 million workers. 21st century health care professionals require cutting-edge knowledge and exemplary leadership skills to enable their organizations to rise to societal, technological, ethical, financial, and public health challenges. To meet the growing demand for skilled health care professionals, the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, at the University of Maryland offers an exceptional professional learning opportunity in Public Health Practice. The Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice and Policy (MPH-PHPP) is designed to provide working professionals with the broad range of knowledge and skill-based competencies needed to assume leadership roles in addressing important public health practice and policy issues nationally and globally.  The program offer courses in the fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and Summer Term (two 6-week sessions). The curriculum and degree has the same content, quality, and high standards as the University’s traditional on-site curriculum and reflects the broad range of knowledge and skill-based competencies germane to public health practice in the 21st century. Instruction is delivered by School of Public Health faculty and experts from prominent public health organizations. The School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Admissions Information

General Program and Admission Information for the MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy can be found here: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/graduate-programs-public-health-practice

UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international students to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in this program. International students who currently reside in the U.S. on existing visas may apply. Eligible international students have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). Additional Requirements can be found here: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/graduate-programs-public-health-practice/apply and here: http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/international-students-scholar-services/graduate-admissions

 

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
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International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
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Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://sph.umd.edu/department/hlsa/mph-public-health-practice-and-policy

Degree Requirements

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

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only (capstone project required): 42 credits

EPIB 610: Foundations of Epidemiology (3 credits)

EPIB 650: Biostatistics I (3 credits)

HLSA 601: Introduction to Health Systems (3 credits)

HLTH 665: Health Behavior I (3 credits)

MIEH 600: Foundations of Environmental Health (3 credits)

HLSA 772: Healthcare Leadership and Communications (3 credits)

HLSA 745: Public Health Practice and Management (3 credits)

HLSA 775: Public Health Research (3 credits)

HLSA 702: Policy and Politics of Health (3 credits)

HLSA 740: Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing (3 credits)

HLSA 720: Health Law and Ethics (3 credits)

HLSA 711: Health Economics and Analysis (3 credits)

Capstone Courses:

HLSA 785: Internship in Public Health (3 credits)

HLSA 786: Capstone Project in Public Health (3 credits)

 

The Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice and Policy (MPH-PHPP) is designed to provide working professionals with the broad range of knowledge and skill-based competencies needed to assume leadership roles in addressing important public health practice and policy issues nationally and globally.

 

Facilities and Special Resources

The Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice and Policy instruction is delivered in a blended learning format with stimulating on-line courses supplemented by a total of six weekends of residency. On-site weekend sessions will be held at the The university of Maryland College Park Campus. For more information, please see:

http://sph.umd.edu/department/hlsa/mph-public-health-practice-and-policy

 

Contact Statement

Please see updated information on the program, faculty, deadlines and contacts at the program website

http://sph.umd.edu/department/hlsa/mph-public-health-practice-and-policy

Website

http://sph.umd.edu/department/hlsa/mph-public-health-practice-and-policy

Contacts

Office of Extended Studies

0132 Main Administration Building

MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-7762

oes@umd.edu

 

Negin Fouladi

Program Director

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: NA

fouladi@umd.edu

 

Associated Information

Keywords

Public Health, Health Policy, Health Care Administration, Public Health Practice

Relationships

Health Administration (HLSA)

Health Equity (HLEQ)

Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation (HPAE)

Principles of Public Health (Z076)