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 45 credits that includes:
SPHTM Foundational Requirements (15 credits)
Program Course Requirements (21 credits total)
Elective courses (9 credits)
Selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.
Applied Practice Experience (SPHL 9980) [Handbook coming soon]
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.
The MPH degree in Disaster Management for MD/MPH students includes the following courses:
SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)
MPH in Disaster Management - Required Courses (17-22 Credits, based on advisor)
Other Elective Credits (10 credits)
Practicum (SPHL 9980)
All GEHS MD/MPH students must complete a 200-hour field practicum during the MD/MPH Rotation, for which they will register in the SOM during their T3 or T4 year.
Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)
MD/MPH students earning a MPH in Disaster Management conduct a Public Health Analysis, typically between the end of T2 and T4 year.
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