The Master of Science in Health Sciences program is a 36 credit degree consisting of an 18 credit core, a 15 credit specialization, and a three credit capstone course. The courses comprising the public health specialization are:
PBH 603: Behavioral Health and Social Environment
PBH 604: Introduction to Epidemiology
PBH 609: Critical Issues in Public Health
PBH 613: Program Planning and Evaluation for Public Health
PBH 647: Vulnerable Populations
Students who complete a Public Health specialization will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in using multiple strategies of communication to convey complex thoughts and ideas.
- Use research findings to explain and direct the resolution of practice related issues and challenges.
- Apply leadership skills in managing people and programs.
- Analyze issues and challenges, including new and emerging trends.
- Use knowledge of health care policy and delivery systems to guide professional practice.
- Implement specialized knowledge and skills in an advanced practice role.