The MPH in Disaster Management program prepares professionals to apply scientific principles to prevent, detect, and mitigate environmental public health problems and threats associated with natural and technological disasters- locally to globally. Students gain skills to implement population-based interventions to protect communities, particularly vulnerable populations, from natural, accidental, and intentional disasters. This MPH offering is intended for both pre-professionals and mid-career individuals. Students typically have a background in a life or physical science or engineering.
For MPH in Disaster Management (most common track for MD/MPH students):
Students applying to the Master of Public Health in Disaster Management program must meet the school's general admission requirements.
The MPH Degree in Disaster management requires 42 credits that includes:
SPHTM Foundational Requirements (15 credits)
Program Course Requirements (17-21 credits total)
Other Elective Credits (10 credits)
MD/MPH students receive 10 credits transferred from the Tulane SOM for successfully completing specific coursework with public health relevance.
MD/MPH Rotation Applied Practice Experience (SPHL 9980)
The Applied Practice Experience (APE) (formerly practicum) is a supervised practice experience conducted in an agency or organization external to the university to gain practical experience. The APE allows students to demonstrate attainment of at least five competencies, including at least 3 from the foundational competencies (CEPH Criterion D2). The APE is conducted after completion of the foundational courses. After identifying the APE setting and defining the competencies, students enter the information into Terra Dotta. An APE report is required that summarizes the field experiences. (See APE Handbook - coming soon).
Integrated Learning Experience (SPHL 7950) [Handbook coming soon]
All students must complete an Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) (formerly culminating experience) that demonstrates the synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies. Students in the MSPH in Biostatistics conduct a public health analysis. See ILE handbook - coming soon.
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