Degree Requirements

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The KU-MPH degree program is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and is offered through the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in Wichita.

The 42-credit-hour degree program culminates with an internship and capstone experience. The curriculum assists students to attain fundamental public health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors. The KU-MPH program provides opportunities for students to master 24 core competencies in addition to concentration specific competencies.

The minimum requirements for graduation are:

  • Fifteen credit hours in core courses
  • A one credit hour epidemiology lab
  • A three credit hour data management course
  • Twelve credit hours of concentration courses
  • At least five credit hours of electives
  • Three credit hours of public health internship
  • Three credit hours of public health capstone
Last modified: Feb 03, 2014
Course descriptions

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