Master of Public Health

Expected Learning Outcomes


A graduate of the MPH program will demonstrate competency in the following areas:
  • Evidence-based approaches to public health
  • Public health and health care systems
  • Planning and management to promote health
  • Policy in public health
  • Inter-professional practice
  • Leadership
  • Systems thinking
  • Assess individual and community needs for health education
  • Plan health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • Implement health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • Conduct evaluation and research related to health education
  • Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • Serve as a health education resource person
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health education
  • Apply human rights and social justice principles to public health problems to support improved quality in and accessibility to health care and health education

Admissions

For general information on the admissions process, refer to the General Admissions in this catalog. Information below refers only to the public health program.

Prerequisites

Students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework and an introductory statistics or biostatistics course. Students are also required to submit scores from the General GRE. Exceptional candidates who do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Qualified students will be invited to interview.

Graduation Requirements

MPH students must complete a minimum of 63 credits. This includes 43 core course credits, 6 programmatic elective credits, 5 practicum credits and 9 capstone credits. Students must complete 43 of these credits in residence at Bastyr University. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must complete their degree within five years following matriculation into the program. 

The curriculum tables that follow list the tentative schedule of courses each quarter. Next to each course is the number of credits per course.

Year I

Fall

PH5100Introduction to Community Health Education

4

PH5111Biological Determinants in Public Health

4

PH5120Seminar in Social Justice and Health 1

0.5

PH5130Intermediate Biostatistics 1

2

PH5135Epidemiology 1

2

Total Credit Hours:12.5

Winter

PH5101Health Education: Program Planning and Implementation

5

PH5110Psychosocial Determinants of Public Health

4

PH5121Seminar in Social Justice and Health 2

0.5

PH5131Intermediate Biostatistics 2

2

PH5136Epidemiology 2

2

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Spring

PH5102Research Methods in Health Education

3

PH5112Environmental Determinants of Public Health

4

PH5122Seminar in Social Justice and Health 3

0.5

Total Credit Hours:7.5

Year II

Summer

PH6800Practicum Experience in Public Health

5

Total Credit Hours:5

Fall

PH6101Evaluation of Health Education Programs

4

PH6110Seminar in Social Justice and Health 4

0.5

PH6810Capstone Project 1

1

Total Credit Hours:5.5

Winter

PH6102Public Health Systems Leadership and Administration

4

PH6111Seminar in Social Justice and Health 5

0.5

PH6811Capstone Project 2

4

Total Credit Hours:8.5

Spring

PH6112Seminar in Social Justice and Health 6

0.5

PH6812Capstone Project 3

4

Total Credit Hours:4.5

Total Requirements

Total Core Course Credits 43
Total Programmatic Elective Credits* 6
Total Practicum Credits 5
Total Capstone Credits 9
Total Requirements 63

*Programmatic Electives

Courses will be offered on a rotating basis, and each course will not be available every year. Additional courses may become available as they are created. Courses that address public health issues offered by other departments may be taken with the approval of the MPH program director.
PH9500Cultural Health Communication

2

PH9501Public Health for Aging Populations

2

PH9502Designing and Implementing Online Health Education Programs

2

PH9503Effective Grant Proposals

2

PH9504Current Health Issues and Interventions in the United States

2

PH9505Current Global Health Issues and Interventions

2

PH9506Public Health Legislative Advocacy

2

Curriculum and course changes in the 2017-2018 Bastyr University Catalog are applicable to students entering during the 2017-2018 academic year. Please refer to the appropriate catalog if interested in curriculum and courses required for any other entering year.