To support working and distance students, coursework for the MPH in Primary Health Care and Health Disparities program may be completed entirely online. Online MPH students are fully enrolled into the School of Public Health and have the option to complete some of their courses in person.
The program provides a foundation in core public health disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental systems, behavioral theory and health systems organization. In addition, the program’s courses and field experiences address public health policy and practice with particular emphasis on improving primary health care accessibility and quality for underserved populations. The program is based on the concepts and principles of primary health care defined by the World Health Organization, emphasizing improvements in universal coverage, service delivery, public policy, leadership, and stakeholder participation.
Graduates include practicing clinicians, as well as a range of public health professionals are employed by state and local governmental agencies, non-profits and community organizations.
Students graduating from this track will be able to: